It's a big mess at the federal level. Who's to blame! Is it the President, is it congress, or is it partisanship of the parties? Why all the mess with the party system? As I have said before, we are electing each and every representative or senator at their position. We are not electing democrats or republicans.
They all talk and change our mind or mesmerize us temporarily until the election. Then, it is a tug of war for money and power. As I have suggested before, if there is a blind voting, then every representative would have acted with their own conscience. No one would have known who has voted for which side, but as long as the majority votes into passing or rejecting, any issue will be final.
After almost seven years, we have seen some changes in the economy. It is not a great change, but still change is there. President Obama has put his foot down and is not going to budge when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, as the law pass both the houses and was ruled legal by the Supreme Court. The President is also under the pressure of the Democratic Leaders not to make any changes or delay the health care law. However, due to no chance of improvement and two days of government shut down, Obama has called a meeting with congressional leaders, Majority Leader Harry Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner and Democratic Leader Pelosi. We all hope for a better result.
Affordable health care is not clear yet. However, when any new program enters, it is very difficult to understand. The administration has failed to circulate a clear picture about the program to the citizens of the United States. When the experts do not have a clear understanding, how can regular persons like you and I understand? So, I will take the interview of a knowledgeable person who has done a study of the program by next week and publish it hopefully in the October 10th issue.
The Republicans are not ready to negotiate until ObamaCare, as the Affordable Care Act is called, is postponed. The Democrats are not ready to even negotiate anything about ObamaCare, as it is law. I think they should put in two different proposals and have blind voting, and the majority would rule, and everyone must accept the blind voting decision.
October 16, 2013 will be another alarming day, as the lawmakers have to decide on raising the limit of the debt ceiling. The United States has 73.6% debt of their GDP (Gross Domestic Product). The U.S. is number 35 in the worst column in the world, compared to China at number 71 in the world.
When Obama took office, the debt was a little under 10.7 trillion dollars, and now it is a little under 15.7 trillion dollars.
That shows that the U.S. will not have a great future, if the debt ceiling is not controlled. Politicians are, with the control of their oratorship, telling the people different than our actual reality. We as people must wake up and protest together against overspending and against very little transparency. This is a question of the future of our children. Every day, the graph for GDP and Debt is coming closer and closer. If we do not do anything, then like always, the power and money brokers will rule the American World, and we all will be squeezed in every day.
According to US News, "Jacksonville International Airport in Florida was closed for six hours after a man going through security told a checker that he had a bomb hidden inside his camouflage backpack, authorities said Wednesday. The man, Zeljko Causevic, was charged with having a hoax bomb. He told authorities that the device - a luggage scale with two batteries and a microchip, plus a remote "detonator" - was "supposed to be a bomb, but it's not. A second man was stopped in an airport garage for acting suspiciously and was charged with resisting arrest, but he did not appear to be connected to Causevic, an airport spokesman, Michael Stewart, told reporters." It is just a game for Zeljko Causevic and the other man. But the passengers were stranded for six hours in a scary situation. It will cost the airline industry and the government tens of millions of dollars. No one should do this kind of hoax. It may be fun for you, but others have to live a horrible few hours.
Have a wonderful week. I'll talk to you next week.