Saturday, August 6, 2011

Downgrade ....

This past week or two has been brutal for Americans.  We witnessed embarrassing and childish actions from our politicians.  We watched debt problems in Europe rearing their ugly head,  while European leaders were all on vacation and not interested in taking decisive action.  The world seems to be unraveling in front of our eyes.   Most unfortunately,  our investments and savings are paying the price.  Over $1.8 Trillion in equity value was wiped off the map from the US equity markets in just two weeks.

Late last night,  we got word that Standard and Poor's downgraded our debt.  Yes,  our nation's budgets are to blame.  But the interesting thing is that Standard and Poor's appears to be placing most of the downgrade blame squarely on the shoulders of the dysfunctional political environment. S&P said: " “the downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political institutions have weakened at a time of ongoing fiscal and economic challenges".

In other words,  our politicians are clowns.

We must stop the infighting and finger pointing in Washington D.C.  We must compromise. This is our fault.  We elected incompetent people more interested in sticking to ideology than in solving our problems.

To reverse our course,  we must put more emphasis on the quality of the people we send to Washington DC.   If a politician comes to the microphone and spends time blaming someone from the "other" party - these are the people we need to kick out of office.  If a politician spends more time talking about why we can't compromise and must stand our ground on ideology - these are the people we need to kick of office.   We need politicians who only talk about the issues,  the possible fixes,  what he or she thinks needs to be done,  and how they can compromise to get to a solution.  But the very second we see a finger pointed somewhere else,  we need to rush the podium and kick that sorry politician to the curb.

Republican Senator Richard Burr spends his efforts blaming everyone but himself for the problems in Washington DC.  The man has been there for 15 years.   These are problems he caused.  And he has done nothing to work us to solutions.  He has done everything possible to point fingers at others.   It's time to give Senator Richard Burr the boot.  The man is worthless.

North Carolina deserves better than Republican Senator Richard Burr.

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