- Posted October 12, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
Shutdown: President Obama vs Congress and Obamacare
Congress is NOT running/negotiating like our forefathers did in the beginning. The Forefathers left their egos at the door, did the negotiations for the people (not their selves & their "clicks"), they did their part for the people, and then went on to their jobs unless they were already retired. Congress for one makes so much more than most all in the U. S., they do not need to get yearly pay for the rest of their lives. If they don't show up for work they should loose that job just like we would at our jobs. And, if they choose not to do their job (negotiate), there should be some penalty.
As far as The President, I must say he has his list of what's important in order and HE IS ACTUALLY STICKING TO IT! Not letting himself be talked into any little additions the GOP wants to apply to settle.
It was stated on the news the other night, I believe it was Rep Reid (I could be wrong on the name) when asked by news person, "Would he be willing to open just to save one little boy who had cancer and would die if didn't get help?" His reply was, "No, my people and their families need to get back to work first." Myself and several others feel that if they are only worried about theirselves & their people, they are not there for the rest of the United States and should be taken out of Office and anyone else who is selfish and feels that way!!!
I was talking to an Asst Coach who teaches Social Studies and The Constitution. He stated, "When teaching The Constitution, he cannot apply anything going on right now with the Government and Congress. They are not doing anything that's in the Constitution! This is not the way the United States is to be run."
Everyone I've talked to, including myself, believes that: It is nice to go to the Moon and Mars, and to help the less fortunate in other countries. BUT, since we are so in debt, we need to stop sending money to foreign countries and spending Trillions of dollars for Space. We need to take care of the United States FIRST...the debt, homeless, starving, and health. And once the debt is out of the red, there should be a limit to spending (i.e. 3%) and have to stop spending so won't get so bad in future.
As far as Obama Care: My friends have not be able to get on-line yet. But last week, the news was giving some approx amounts per month..The younger was lower, of course, but when you get to 50 + it was almost $400/month...We CANNOT afford that here in Illinois. That would take 1/3 of my part-time income & my husband is on disability...We definitely cannot afford that. But I will keep an open mind until I can fully check it out myself. I know years ago when my children were little (approx 30 yrs ago), ANYONE could get Food Ttamps and Medical. I don't know what happened since then but maybe you can check on how it was done then and what happened.
I believe we need a Shutdown even though I'm not looking forward to it. It would be nice if they'd grow-up, pay the bills and not put it off or just pay interest ,which is not paying the principal and putting us further in debt. Putting it off will just make it harder later. Isn't it bad enough already? I'm sure my husband wouldn't agree since he likes to hunt and the parks are down now.
We need to take care of this because our children shouldn't have to take care of their parents debts!!!
KEEP Hanging in there President Obama, don't let them sway you, your on the right track :)