WE all know the cliché, “United we stand; divided we fall,” but is it ringing any bells??? For weeks now, the left has been working overtime to force a wedge between the GOP and the Tea Party patriots. Seems as though they have succeeded, which, naturally, means the LEFT WINS!
It is wonderful to be principled, to have convictions that mean everything, but there are times, COMPROMISE is acceptable … not necessarily desired, but acceptable. I think politicians count on the fact that most of us ordinary Americans are not financial wizards. They throw these numbers around with all the zeros like they’re nothing while we (at least I) struggle to reconcile my few dollars. What do I know of millions or billions or trillions or gazillions!!!! I don’t know the precise differences between the various budgets and plans offered. What I know is we (the USA) cannot spend money we do not have … or at least we shouldn’t!
Seems to me there are several nations to whom we have loaned money. Do they pay us back? I don’t know!
At the end of the day, if the left wins, we ALL lose. On the other hand, if we can minimize further damage, even if we can’t quite reverse it, at least there is HOPE – real HOPE not the hope & change he promised.
So … that said, while it may be a disappointment, and while I still believe conservatives could have sat it out and waited for the President to put HIS plan on the table … At some point, it comes down to FAITH – the FAITH that many of us claim. It is God who raises up and God who puts down. As long as WE THE PEOPLE do our part, that is all we can do, realistically. So, whatever happens tonight with the debt plan on the table … I’ve made my calls, sent emails, written here about the desired course of action. The rest is up to those we’ve elected, BUT there’s the rub! If they do not vote as we desire, next election, we’ll look elsewhere! We must choose which is more important: the short term goal of passing a balanced budget amendment OR seeing Obama re-elected 2012!
My point is:
“United we stand and divided we fall”
Aesop – Greek slave & fable author (620 BC – 560 BC)
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