As Nancy Pelosi said "this place is a mess".
Why is it I keep hearing that the majority of Americans do NOT support the Affordable Health Care and I wonder HOW they know this?? OR is the truth of the matter really that (A) the Republicans have incited and perpetuated a feeling of FEAR - yet again! ......so that most people are just scared of the unknown; or (B) Do they just keep saying that the majority is against the plan so that the more often they say it, the more likely everyone is to believe that is the truth??
Regarding the Budget, and our current fiscal problems, as a side note, I've learned that under the Reagan Administration, the fiscal ceiling was raised 16 TIMES (raised 6 times under Clinton and 7 times under George W Bush). Since the Republicans usually tout Reagan as being one of the greatest Presidents, it's no wonder they don't want to advertise this little known fact. How hypocritical can you get?
The selfish and self centered attitudes of our House of Representatives has only confirmed my beliefs that they care not at all for the average American. As long as they have a health plan, the rest of America can remain ill, untreated and die.
I actually support shutting down the government, though I doubt anyone has the guts to do it, ------ not do it halfway either. In the past they've tried to shut down only certain departments and services. But shutting down the entire government may be the only way to make people wake up and realize how much the Government does, and this includes the Military. So many seem to think Government workers and Military are different, but they are paid by the same employer.
Oh, and I wnat to point out that even if the Federal Government does shut down, our Congressman voted to ensure that they still get paid!!
What we really should be doing is to rid ourselves of our current Government structure because they only care about themselves and don't represent the majority.