I am not, by any means, an expert on the economy. However, the potential effects of pending events are obvious to me and drive me to comment.
The legislative and executive braches of our federal government are engaged in political theatre that makes gridlock look like a land speed record attempt at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Except it is not really theatre, it is life and death struggle for the future of our way of life and our country.
As I noted earlier, our constitution is under attack by the executive branch and the Senate. Apparently, those people are not satisfied with their rate of progress on that avenue and now intend to destroy the economy and use the ensuing chaos to further their goal of establishing the United States of Socialist America.
I view the majority of the House of Representatives to be like the 300 at Thermopylae with Obama as Xerxes and Harry Reid playing the role of Ephialtes except there is no potential equivalent of Salamis.
I have grave doubts about the potential equivalent of the Battle of Plataea relieving our nation of the threat. The mid-term elections in 2014 (see below) could do it but I have severe reservations as Harry Reid’s term does not expire until 2017. I do not even want to think about Hillary Clinton as President.
Why do I have those reservations? We are seeing the result of almost eighty years of progressive (read socialist) incremental activism that started with FDR in 1933.
How did that work? It is easy; you just hand out money to the lower economic classes and entice them to become dependent on government largesse for their livelihood. Once they are addicted, they will always vote for the easy way of living even if it is substandard. It is as bad as heroin addiction, possibly worse.
How does freethinking and independent John Q. Citizen deal with it? That is a good question. At this point, I do not have an answer. The last election made it quite clear that those with socialist ideology and those addicted to government money comprise slightly more than half of the citizens who choose to participate in their government.
I guess we will just have to ride it out and pray (before religion is banned) for better times (unless, of course, the apathetic choose to get involved).
Elections for the United States Senate and the House of Representatives will occur on November 4, 2014, with 33 of the 100 seats in the Senate and all 435 seats in the House contested in regular elections. The Senate winners will serve six-year terms from January 3, 2015, until January 3, 2021.