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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Debt Ceiling – Education in America

The Debt Ceiling will be raised and America won’t default. The part that should be alarming to you is that they want to raise it around 2 TRILLION dollars and that will get us to 2020, no 2015, no 2013! A year and a half from now! That is why so much pressure is being put on the administration to lower spending that is higher than any in our history.

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” - Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006.

The main problem is employment, if employment was higher than we could make up for a good portion of this budget short fall. One of the reasons employment is so low is a lack of education in American workers. Business leaders are saying it, the Education department recognizes it, but the news cameras aren’t reporting it. Why? Because if you tell someone it is their fault, they get mad. America has become a society of blame, when we were a society of being great we took things on our own shoulders. Now we seek to ride on the backs of others.

The reason our society feels compelled to do that is that the Government wants us to rely on them. If you rely on someone you aren’t likely to rebel and then they can treat you however they want. What is the 99ers had instead of shipping out resumes the last two years had accepted an unpaid internship. Do you think they would still be unemployed or do you think the company probably would have hired them full time by now? What if the 99ers had gotten together and started a company, do you think the economy would still be in the dump? Wait it is HARD to start a company! I wonder why that is? Oh government regulations and laws. Doesn’t the government want you to be working, my guess is not.

The other issue is that people haven’t been taught to be thinkers, because our education system is designed to create industrial workers. Why do you think we have children sit for nearly 6 hours a day – so they can be still on the factory line. Why do you think we have them ride school buses for hours – so we can feel comfortable commuting to our job. When manufacturing jobs left for overseas, and we still hear it, it cost American workers their job. Jobs are not guaranteed. Nor should they be, but when the government says they are going to educate you so you can get a good job (neither of which they can guarantee) and you believe them, then there is no one to blame but yourself.

You can’t rely on other for your future and Americans have done that for far too long and look where it has gotten us. We need to teach people how to think and how to learn, not what to learn and people are smart enough to take care of themselves… unless a government official is going to feed you at his/her dinner table at his/her house I would stop listening to them and believing them and become self reliant.

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