In All Probability
With "Wizardly" like acumen these leaders of political expediency in Washington continue to display a rational that defies logic. It can be said that they really are oblivious to the harsh realities too many Americans are experiencing each and every day. This past year alone our most beloved, most benevolent members of congress jammed the sequester down the American publics throat, gutted the food stamp allotments just in time for the holidays, and actually had the audacity to shut down the Federal Government. All in the name of doing what they consider as the will of the people.
The harsh reality is the hard cold fact that since the early 1990's the United States has lost millions and millions of middle class wage earning jobs, that in all probability will never come back. With the latest job report of this past September just confirms that the employment picture is still very bleak. It has always been the fundamental role of government to preserve and protect the welfare of it's citizens. The safety nets like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid along with Section 8 and food Stamps are the instruments in which government fulfills its obligations to the citizens of the United States. Our dubious leaders of state keep forgetting that when so many millions of middle class wage earning jobs have vanished it is no wonder that government expenditures for those safety nets have increased to where they are taking 24% of all our gross domestic product and increased our national debt.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have to remind ourselves and emphasize that the US government in not so much experiencing a massive spending problem as so many Congressional members are asserting. For the past 30 years the United States through current policies, trade agreements and corporate attitudes have literally sold out the American workforce to outside interests so that today what this country is actually experiencing is an acute wage and income shortage the likes of which the United States hasn't experienced since the Great Depression.
In all probability even with curing the current glitches in the Affordable Health Care Act, with current governmental policies in place including the newly adopted Common Core Educational initiative without drastic change in every aspect of our society and economy the future of this once great nation is seriously in doubt. Questions have to be asked now and answers have to be coming forth. Do we as citizens of America have the collective will to root out incumbency and cast away the yolk of political expedience that has been choking the majority of Americans livelihoods? Do we continue to allow the ever increasing income disparity gap to grow ever wider, one that is the largest in our nations history?
Pondering as these questions are the answers really are fundamental. It doesn't take a Rocket Scientist either to answer and solve the most acute crisis that the United States faces today. The first step like an alcoholic is admitting "Houston we have a problem" type of analogy. We have to realize just how severe our financial and economic crisis really is. Raising the debt ceiling was a small step but the bigger picture and crisis lies still ahead. Raising the Debt Ceiling, just look to what it took for our congressional members to accomplish something that has become almost routine in any other Administration. We really have a problem to say the least. If we let our current members of congress continue to defray meaningful resolutions like the Debt Ceiling as we have seen recently it maybe just too late for America.
Answering that first question is the fundamental right of every America to collectively resolve uniting behind a concise plan of direction for both short term results and long term stability and economic growth. Something the United States really didn't have until President Kennedy put our nations path toward a much brighter future and we haven't had one since. In all probability if this nation does not implement a National Economic Reform Initiative with it's Ten Articles of Confederation no matter what comes out of Washington they will ever completely resolve the very acute problems facing too many Americas today. Our nation's future will be clouded over with clouds of uncertainty, anxiety, and despair. Is that the legacy we want to leave our children and grandchildren with?