Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools
Romans 1:22 (21st Century King James Version)
My take on this whole budget issue in Washington? It’s nothing more than a pissing contest between House Republicans goaded by the Tea Party, and President Obama over his affordable health care act nicknamed, “Obamacare”. And thanks to such contest, we’ve experienced a government shutdown which has closed national parks (including the local Statue of Liberty), national monuments, and has furloughed thousands of Federal employees.
Thanks to said Tea Party and Republicans, we’re now watching our Federal budget inch closer to an October 17th “debt ceiling” of $16.7 Trillion, which means if there is no agreement regarding the budget is reached the Good ‘Ol US of A won’t be able to pay its bills and will default on its loans. This default will send an already financially wounded world back into recession, with many an economy impacted since the American Dollar is the only “sure” currency.
Despite all this, it’s just business as usual here in the US. The Tea Party-nothing more than a traitorous bunch of fools-will keep hoping that “Big Government” will go crashing on its face all because a non-White’s in the Oval Office. The x-tian fundagelicals who think that “God is on their side” will just be as happy…until they realize that God is not on their side when the screwed masses hunt them down. And We The People? Oh, we’re just fed a constant diet of Scandal, Sunday/Monday Night Football, reality TV, the “infotainment” called the news, 24/7 advertising, and megachurch preaching…all to keep our eyes off the bigger and scarier picture. We’ve pretended to be wise, yet have become fools (thanks to this post’s text).
I don’t know what will happen come Thursday the 17th. We may dodge a bullet with a temporary truce in Washington. If so, all well and good. On the other hand, if we don’t and the world economic picture looks like Dorian Grey? Well…that remains to be seen…
Meanwhile the band plays on…