Ok, so I’m getting a lot more political in my 29th year on this planet. I guess I’m hitting that age where I’m thinking more about my future and the future of my family (of 3 now, we got a dog!). So I’m thinking, reading and writing more and more about politics. Before I start writing on here I figured I’d give all of my (all two of you) readers a fair warning: I’ll be getting pretty political in the coming months or years. I’ve resisted this for some time but I’m giving in, so be warned!
I’m concerned because I think the United States is (still) facing the single most dangerous threat to our nation. No, it’s not the Russians (the Cold War is waaay over), the Chinese or even Zombies. The biggest threat to our nation is our deplorable fiscal situation we’re in. The fact that the U.S. is 15 TRILLION dollars in debt is a problem, yes. The fact that we were 5 trillion dollars in debt in 2008 before the economy tanked was a huge problem as well. And the fact that our Congress can not pass any sort of agreeable budget is an even bigger problem. The stalemate over the budget was the final factor that lead to a downgrade of US Credit in August 2011 and a lack of investor confidence is the huge threat.
Why isn’t terrorism/poverty/unemployment/global warming/immigration/abortion/zombies a bigger deal?
The U.S. has been the most powerful nation in the world for since around World War 2 – in that span of time that position has allowed the U.S. to do a lot of good for its own people and the people of the world. Without this position very little is possible when it comes to ALL of these issues. To make this perfectly clear: if our government can’t support itself, it sure can’t support ANY of the issues above.
Without further ado, let’s set our sights on the country we love and get to discussing the issues!