Well, by now you’ve heard that the USA had their credit rating downgraded by Standard and Poors.
A quick check of the responses by the GOP all blamed Obama except for one. That person was Ron Paul. He said the following.
“Unfortunately, the game in Washington has been one of partisan blaming and bipartisan out-of-control spending.
“America has been dealing with this severe economic crisis for years because the Washington establishment failed to focus on the true issues at hand: a declining dollar and out-of-control spending.
My point tonight is that the current Republican politicians are still playing politics and simply using this as a way to attack Obama. Now, I’m not taking sides here but the game seems to be, when something bad happens you blame ALL OF IT on the current sitting President.
The intelligent person would know that both parties spend a lot of money. They spend money when they can to win elections. Now that Obama has raised it, it is a big issue with the GOP since it is something they believe will help them with elections.
However, Ronald Reagan raised it 18 times and George W did it 7 times. Only now is it an issue for the current GOP.
If you have read this far, you would think I’m a “liberal.” However, the point of this post is simply to point out that Ron Paul, who happens to be a Republican, is the only one making any sense with this debt issue.
Spending has been out of control for quite a long time for BOTH PARTIES and the only politician to acknowledge this is Ron Paul.
Unfortunately here in the states, our electorate is not a complex, thinking kind of people. They need things to be kept simple and to join either one team or the other and be lead by the nose by the populist firebrands who simply blame bad things on the current sitting president.
Spending is out of control and things will not get better simply by changing one piece of dirty underwear for another. It is my opinion that Washington is too corrupted at this point to actually correct itself fully. The system works by greasing the wheels with money and I cannot think of a time when it was any other way.
I’m quite disillusioned by the simplistic arguments, which being, when bad things happen it is the other teams fault. The only one to be speaking any truth and not playing this blame game is Ron Paul. Unfortunately for him, his GOP colleagues think he is crazy.
His ideas may be pretty far “out there,” but perhaps it is time people started listening to some reason instead of just picking one team or another.
I also think Obama could have been a great President if he had inherited a better economy. I also think that George W continues to be one of the worst Presidents the USA has ever had.
Now that I’ve said this you’re placing me in the Liberal camp again aren’t you? Well, how could that be when I’m supporting Ron Paul on this?
Politics gets confusing when one starts to think doesn’t it?
PS: Yes, I am a Liberal, a fiscally conservative one. Cuts should be made with more than a few policies that Democrats support. However, the two wars that Bush started could have also saved a few trillions but you do not hear the GOP advocating that now do you?
I guess I could be a Republican if Ron Paul was at the helm. Give him a shot and see what he can do. But until that happens I cannot support the current GOP which advocates the following
2. Cutting benefits for Americans (while advocating war)
3. Continued use of religion as a way to win votes.
That is all.