Debt Ceiling Officially Raised; Officially Marking Another Period of No Solutions

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Before raising the ceiling, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer took time to address the vote ahead of them “This is our debt. This is America’s debt. For any one of us to get up and say, ‘It’s your debt.’ It’s America’s debt and America pays its bills”. While this statement sounds cute and heartwarming, it is inherently an evil statement meant to divide American’s even further.

This debt is something that America has created, but it is not American debt. It is a debt that provided aid to foreign countries. A debt that helped fund terrorism through trickle-down funding. A debt that has cost American lives. Now, raising the ceiling does nothing to address what got us here, what will fix the debt, or how to address the problems that created this mess in the first place. As Representative Michelle Fischbach (R-MN) said “This accomplishes nothing more than kicking the can down the road on something that should be addressed now”.

These steps to ‘kick the can’ does nothing for America. Yes, it keeps the Government going, and keeps our military paid. Considering neither should have to risk not being funded, we need to look further into what got us here. Is it bad dealing with OPEC and allowing them to manipulate our gas prices by keeping oil production choked off? Is it the endless war in Afghanistan that killed countless people? Or is it the special interest groups that receive billions in funding that produce minimal results?

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has a history of insisting Democrats use budget reconciliation, a tactic that has been used while things were being hashed out for ages. It is again another version of putting a band-aid on something that needs stitches, but it does keep things going and keep people talking.

Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), on the other hand, believes nothing is further from the truth. “Republicans played a dangerous and risky partisan game, and I am glad that their brinksmanship did not work. For the good of America’s families, for the good of our economy, Republicans must recognize in the future that they should approach fixing the debt limit in a bipartisan way.” His cries for bipartisan action are in strong contrast to his actions. This grown man will lash out with a tantrum like an infant when he doesn’t get his way. His recent outbursts on the Senate floor left people with their jaws dropped and embarrassed. Not just for being a Democrat, but for his horrible tact in such an honorable place.

As the debt ceiling continues to climb even higher, our elected officials do nothing but spend more money and increase the division among the American population. Their tactics of pitting us one against the other are rather tiresome and have certainly reached a boiling point. COVID certainly was no help with the ceiling, and in turn, it is creating even more people reliant on the Government to survive. We are rewarding people for breeding and staying home. No other country on the face of the earth does as much as America does when the Democrats are running things.

You may ask yourself ‘why would they do this??’ The answer is simple: control. The more you depend on others, the easier it is to control you and your actions. That is what Democrats have been yearning for. Putting more and more people under their thumb, in turn, gives them nothing but more power and makes life worse for Americans by slowly pushing us into Socialism…something that has never worked in the history of the world. People become too corrupt with power and it fails. Is that what America really needs?