The United States is in serious economic trouble. We don’t want to hear it, but it’s true. We don’t want to deal with it, but the fact remains that we have to deal with it. In reality the “Dealing With It Process”, should have begun several years ago. As a matter of fact some economists are saying that we might be too late, that it is inevitable that the economic bubble as we know it today is going to pop. And when it does, it is not going to be a pretty sight.
Americans are used to limited challenges, not long-enduring wars, or long economic crisis, or incidents where everyone is impacted and as a result are forced to deal with the reality of the crisis. Now I could go on with this scenario, talking about the projected impact of some kind of economic mega disaster and how Americans, as opposed to say Europeans would deal with it. Lets just say this for now; It would not be a pretty picture.
The real topic issue of this particular article, considering the above, is in as much that we are involved in a presidential Campaign, whose result might have a major impact on whether or not our economic crisis is deemed as a crisis, serious crisis, or a mega disastrous economic crisis, none of the now two remaining candidates actually want to paint the bleak picture that actually lay’s before us. One says he can solve the problems facing us, the other says that he is already solving the problems behind us, The problem is the economists still say there is a problem and these candidates are doing nothing more than playing Partisan Politics. This at the expense of the American People.
Mr. Romney, for example, says he has a 59 point master plan that will set our country streight. As I wonder around the web all I find is news accounts on the Romney plan, but no actual point by point, bullet by bullet layout as to what the plan is. I haven’t even seen nor can I find a copy of it.
Then there is President/Candidate Obama, who says he has a plan, and that his plan will resolve the economic crisis as well. But, once again, I wonder the world of the ever-growing web, going here, there and everywhere, and I find nothing describing the plan, nor can I find a copy of it.
Both candidates however, are doing a great job telling all of us about how bad the other guy is. I don’t have to describe to you what they are saying. It’s dominates the news everyday. So there is a lot of political mud-slinging going on, and both candidates are spending a lot of time saying a whole lot about nothing of any real importance.
What they both are doing though is making every effort to avoid the reality that The United States is facing. Some economists are saying that if the United States does not get a handle on spending, within the next three years that we will go the way of Greece and several other European countries. Interesting that neither candidate has mentioned that tidbit of information. It seems vaguely important to me. Neither candidate has told the American voter that if our creditors say they have had enough, and will no longer loan us a quarter, much less a dime, that our economy would fall into economic collapse, and life as we Americans have known it since the end of WWII will cease to exist as we know it today. Another sweet little tidbit of information that seems vaguely important during this campaign year.
But no, our candidates seem bent on feeding us a bunch of nonsenseble vague, unimportant information that will have no impact at all as to what will happen in a mere few years if don’t get a handle on wasteful spending, political hacking, and our persistent habit of kicking the can down the road rather than dealing with reality.
You know, reality is often a hard pill to swallow. We don’t like sour foul-tasting medicine. No one does. But, there are times in life where there is no way to take a spoon full of sugar to make the medicine go down. The sugar just destroys the medicinal purpose of that sour tasting medication called reality.
But that is what we are going to face. Reality, and when that day does come, there are going to be a lot of angry people out there. They are going to scream that they had no idea this was coming. At which point I will point them to this article, and say, ‘Gee…..I told you that three years ago’.
Have a great day………..as usual………God Bless America!