Presumably, you do. If not, what happens? Consequences? Right! So why is it that this Congress as did the previous one, act as if payment of the bills which they created is something about which they can negotiate?
They remain outdone that not only did President Obama win the election, but that they are also even more outnumbered in the Senate. So, in order to punish the President for winning, they first denounce Susan Rice for Secretary of State, (with no apologies forthcoming). Now, they are trying to negotiate on the debt ceiling which is essentially, payment for the bills which Congress incurred. Have you ever tried to negotiate with your landlord, the grocer, or anyone else whom you legitimately owe money? That can go south pretty quick, because there is no negotiation premise!
The new 113th Congress, still has holdouts from the 112th Congress, still acting as if they are in a position of power. Those holdouts witnessed their lack of power when the “fiscal cliff” was avoided without President Obama having to budge on anything. Those holdouts were shell-shocked! The President has stated that he will not negotiate on the debt ceiling with regards to cutting entitlements. The House and the Senate now say that they are willing to shut down the government to get what they want, but they are failing to realize that they will be shutting down their own constituents.
These congress members are messing around with the full faith and credit of the United States of America! Clearly, they suffer from low self-esteem, because they do not seem to really know who we are! We are the United States of America, and if we default on paying our bills, there will be global repercussions and global consequences. If we thought 2008 was bad, this will be catastrophic! C’mon Congress, pay your bills like the rest of us. That is what you were sent there to do. PAY YOUR BILLS!
- In Fiscal Wars No Negotiation Is a Negotiating Tactic (abcnews.go.com)
- ‘Worst Congress ever’ continues to fail (tv.msnbc.com)
- Whose Bills? (nationalreview.com)
- New debt ceiling report warns U.S. may run out of money half a month early as GOP scoffs at Obama’s ‘no negotiation’ vow (news.nationalpost.com)
- “If Congress refuses to give the United States the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences…” (shortformblog.com)