On Tuesday, September 11th 2001, after America suffered such a tragic day, where everyone equally felt empty and dizzy but oddly united. On that tragic day, there were no Republicans, Democrats, Christians, Jews, blacks or whites; there were only Americans. No one cared about whether you made seven figures or you were on welfare; we were Americans and we all, equally, felt the emptiness and sorrow for our nation's loss.
Continue reading Divided we fall.
America has been built on debt. We cannot function nor grow without it.
In 1930s and 1940s, people in the lower socioeconomic strata purchased their homes with cash; they saved and saved and bought things only when they had enough money. To those in the lower socioeconomic strata, it was frowned upon to have a mortgage. During the same time period, those in the upper socioeconomic strata used debt to increase their wealth by purchasing more and more properties, etc... The rich knew to use other people's money to fund their growth; they felt that the lower strata just didn't understand that fact.
Continue reading Debt stuff.
So the geniuses in the leadership of the Republican Party announced their grand plan for the debt ceiling problem.... pass the buck. The grand plan is to vote so that the President has the power to raise the debt ceiling. This new plan would allow these spineless wimps not to go on record voting for something that they have no control over and would have to vote to increase anyway: the debt ceiling.
Continue reading The New Plan: Pass the buck.