As our Nation teeters on the fiscal brink, we have but ONE person to thank: Barack Hussein Obama, the President of the United States.
Yes, the person responsible for this is the great President of the United States, a man elected based entirely on his packaging, his sound bytes, his ability to lie.
Our debt will soon match the entirety of our economy's outcome of $14.5 trillion. And yes, I say that Obama is the single point of responsibility for this mess.
I say that because had he turned this ship around, he would be seeking all of the credit for that reversal.
Even his moronic "spending freeze," which he only wants to put into place after an 84% spending INCREASE, is smoke and mirrors, and we have accomplished fiscal disaster.
Will those who lead us have the courage to do what must be done? Will they have the guts to cut entitlements? Will they have the guts to cut the civilian workforce, and reduce the pay, benefits and retirement of the remainder?
Hell no, they won't. And the president damned sure won't act because he's put his re-election FAR ahead of the needs of the people he would govern.
But that's not a new construct, nor is it aimed just a democrats, because the GOP'ers in Congress lack the guts to do what must be done as well.
We are looking at the collapse of our economy and, per force, our country. We're long since past the time we should have done what needed to be done with the luxury of timely, well thought out responses to this problem. Now, our responses will be ultimately of the knee jerk variety, catch as catch can... the ubiquitous shotgun approach.
Obama has become the president I was sure he would be. And now, we all suffer for it.
And as our economy comes to match the "strength" of those economic powerhouses like Greece... the questions for me are these: when do OUR riots start... and who's going to bail us out... and at what cost?
EVERYTHING needs to be cut. Either now, while we still have a sliver of time... or soon, when we're out of time.
And Mr. President, if the direction we're moving is your version of "forward," then give me "backword" every day and twice on Sunday... because I believe we've achieved the "not at all" portion of your plan.