I DON'T CARE - Debt Ceiling - A reasoned and researched approach
by Garland Robinette,posted Sep 1 2011 11:26AM
Yes, a reasoned and researched approach. After months of both, I have come to the conclusion that without a PHD in economics, a CPA diploma on my wall or the opportunity of being an elected Washington official, I am wasting too much valuable time within the confines of a very short life to give much more thought, anger, study, or worry to the current struggles of the “day care center” some call D.C. politics.
This revelation came to me while listening to a discussion on national public radio. A roundtable of liberals and conservatives spent an hour discussing the current deficit in a calm, measured and intelligent manner. I was fascinated by how every participant convinced me of their argument, until the next participant convinced of their argument. I wrote down each topic and then researched each as soon as I got to my office. Here’s what I found in just a few short hours. Here’s why I don’t care.
DEBT CEILING DEBATE:
…….and I could go on an on and on. EVERBODY has a kernel of truth in their argument, in their club’s beliefs…their Demodon’t, Republican’t or Tea Party beliefs. But I, being of independent mind, have no idea WHO is right.
It’s like being in a classroom while being taught by teacher “A” and teacher “B.” The class enters, each pupil believes only the teacher who reflects his or her beliefs. Half cheers “A;” half cheers “B.” Me, I don’t have a clue. But, I do have an idea.
Both teachers should keep fighting. Never back down. Never give an inch. Sooner or later one will prevail. If that teacher is right I’ll follow his/her classes (keep you in office). If that teacher is wrong, I’ll sue your tenure-derriere for screwing up my daughter’s and my future opportunities (kick your butt out of office).
In the meantime, I’m going on to major in more important things; like asking why America doesn’t have an energy plan? The gas pump will get us long before debt, Medicare and Social Security). How do we compete with the world? How do we improve our daily lives? Where is innovation and creativity?
In this moment in time, I can proudly proclaim after much open-minded reading and thinking, when it comes to the deficit, debt, Medicare, and Social Security…I don’t care.