I don't know how to fix our country's problems, but I do know that some of the comments from the Senate and the House recently show an irresponsible effort to put politics before people and the economic well-being of the country. And I dislike being in debt as much as the next person, however, the reason for raising the debt limit is to authorize what is needed to pay for the debt we are already obligated to pay because of laws passed by Congress in the past. This is nothing new, but it is being made to look as if it is. Raising the debt limit is routine and the same procedure that has been approved by Congress 78 times since 1960: 29 times under Democrat presidents and 49 times under Republican presidents. I just can't understand why they are hesitating to pay for what they have already authorized to spend. Of course they shouldn't have authorized to spend so much but they did. I'm obligated to pay my bills and I do it. Should the US government not do the same?
America's political system is broken - it's full of irresponsible and ignorant people who are not doing the job they are being paid to do. We are paying our elected officials to run our country responsibly. Both parties are guilty. If they are not doing their jobs, shouldn't they be fired like other employed people who bicker and fight on the job? Shouldn't they all be fired for not putting forth a team effort? Most employers would agree that they would have to let an employee go for just the same reasons that are keeping our elected officials from doing what we elected them to do.
I would love to wake up tomorrow morning and find that they have put all political differences aside and work for what is best for our country. What dream world am I living in? But wouldn't it be nice?