A toddler will stomp his feet, cry and throw himself in the floor if he doesn’t get his way. Although this can be an ugly scene, most wise parents will simply walk away and ignore such outbursts. After a time or two, a child will learn that this is an ineffective means to his ends. Woe unto any parent that validates this bad behavior. The child learns that a tantrum is an effective means to his selfish wants.
Children can only see the world as it relates to them. Everything is for their pleasure and desires. They haven’t the foresight to see if said wants are good for them over the long haul. That is why parents have to mold the character of the young child in their care.
Perhaps, this is a lesson that was never taught to our president and the current administration because for all causes and effects, we have a full-scale temper tantrum going on right now.
Our democracy and republic were designed for spirited debate, which leads to compromise and results for the good of all in the nation. But somehow, the political process of debate and compromise is not part of this administration’s repertoire. Unfortunately in the same vein as a toddler rampage, the current administration is putting the United States and the World economies at risk.
The United States is particularly privileged in that all debts that are incurred most everywhere in the world are payable in US dollars. That implied faith is the standard that the world runs upon. If that faith is tarnished, it causes risk in the global economy. Right now, we have billions out in government bonds that other countries have bought. They are, in effect, investing in the full faith of the US dollar.
Any talk of a default in the payback of such investments will make foreign investors uneasy. It raises risk and uncertainty.
What is happening on Capital Hill right now is an irresponsible abuse of power. The current administration is closing venues at random, depending on who and how much it can hurt. It is threatening seniors and our military. Most of these funds, like the debt, are not part of the shutdown or the sequester; these things are paid into an escrow and available regardless. Needless to say, even if the government shuts down completely, the people are still paying payroll taxes, along with any other taxes that come due within this time.
It seems that it is more important for the media and leaders to push the current admiration’s personal agenda than to fulfill its responsibility to the citizens of the United States.
As a world leader, we now have to bear the disgrace of having an occupant of the highest office in the land, having thrown himself onto the floor in a kicking, screaming tantrum, along with the preschool class of his Party.
Remember who refused to compromise in 2014, and don’t believe the hype coming out of the Obama administration and their media. Vote accordingly!
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