- Posted December 21, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Congressional Republicans Sink US Economic Ship of State
Are Republican members of Congress ready for this headline on January 1st: "Congressional Republicans Sink US Economic Ship of State"?
If elected members of the GOP are not ready, they need to get ready for the backlash which may affect 2014 elections. The divisiveness among the Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives, so evident by the inability of House Speaker John Boehner being able to find a compromise even among his own party, is going to bring down many a legislator and no one will be to blame, but those obstinate legislators that have the mindset of "my way or the highway" which they so often label President Barack Obama of displaying.
While the President did not receive a mandate in the recent election, neither did Republicans. The only mandate that came out of returning a divided government to Washington was that Americans are demanding that the two parties work together for the good of the nation and not the political parties.
As Representatives and Senators flee the Capitol City to spend Christmas with their families are they prepared for the backlash, the angry phone calls, the confrontations many of them will face from constituents fed up with the continuing gridlock and inability to work together as adults instead of children on a playground?
There is a middle road and it is incumbent on both Congressional Republicans and Democrats as well as the President to find that center and hammer out a course of action that is to the benefit of all Americans and not just a few and without being so ideologically entrenched that the US economy plunges over the fiscal cliff and sinks beneath a sea of recession and more unemployment.
As things stand now, every American taxpayer will be paying more to a government that has shown it does not know how to handle the revenues it already receives. As things stand now, business expansion and economic growth are in jeopardy. As it is now, America may soon sink back into the depths of recession. As it stands now, those who have finally started back to work may soon find themselves without a job yet again.
This is unacceptable.
In this season of goodwill, it is more than passed time for Republicans and Democrats to put aside differences and find a solution. It's time for Republicans to start working together rather than tearing the party apart into rigid camps of obstinancy.
What is also unacceptable is for our elected officials to go on holiday when the nation is on the verge of a financial tsunami.
From the Cornfield, I just hope lawmakers, especially Republican legislators, are prepared to suffer the consequences and take personal responsibility for their lack of inaction.