The Problem is not Debt, it is Dysfunction

Dysfunction JunctionThe federal deficit is averaging in the mid one trillion range for several years now. Total federal debt is almost $16 trillion. These are massive numbers for sure, and they should concern us, but it is not these numbers for which to focus our attention. Instead, our focus should be on the dysfunction in government, and I say this as a liberal who believes in a government of the people.

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House Republicans Vote (Again) To Repeal Obamacare

I guess when you vote people into office who say “government is not the solution, it’s the problem,” then you get stupid, symbolic political votes like the vote today by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Speaker John Boehner (R). Of course I didn’t vote for any such anti-government candidate. I like my representatives to actually represent the people, not piss on them.

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Republicans Ready For Another Debt Ceiling Fight While Voting To Increase Debt

Republicans would have you believe that the economy, the deficit and even much of our long-term debt is on the shoulders of President Obama. Republicans in the House, particularly Tea Party Republicans, threatened to ruin the credit worthiness of the United States (although many would not acknowledge it) in last summer’s debt ceiling showdown. In fact, just days after they reached an agreement to increase the debt ceiling, Standard & Poor’s downgraded the credit rating of the U.S. government bond for the first time ever.

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