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!



I am 62 years old. I've been blogging for several years. I am into History and Politics as well as currant events. The latter being the main issues covered on these pages. I was a Community Advocate for twenty years, and a volunteer aide in a State Representatives Office in my home state of Michigan. While I have basically ceased these activities, I still watch the world around me closely and report on it as much as I can, which I might add is often. I encourage comments on my Blogs. I only ask that we keep our opinions clean and without insults threats or intimidation. I hope you take time to read The Horton Journal, and look forward to your comments.
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  1. John Russo says:

    this is a presidential. Historically we hear the same lies repeatedly from candidates in hopes they will get elected. many voters are easily swayed by a promise but never ask to see the plan. So when they elect their false messiah disappointment is all they get and the country goes to hell as always. Once elected these people do as they dam well please as long as it makes money for them. Many Americans have stopped voting for that reason. We have a majority who still can’t see pasty their nose. Bottom line is people need to wake up and do their homework. Keep electing a promise and you will continue to get disappointments.

    • How true. Michigan was a good example of what happens when “You don’t see the plan”, Gov. Snyder said a whole lot of nothing throughout his campaign. Up to the point where I blogged “It ius not what Mr. Snyder is saying that bothers me….It’s what he’s not saying”. We found out in a double quick hurry what it was that he had not said, and what his plan was. But then, as it usually is in the world of politics, it was just too bloody late…Too late in deed.

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