logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Independent Parties Site

BellaOnline's Independent Parties Editor

g

Government Avoids Shutdown

Guest Author - Stephanie Romero

So the government managed to avoid a shutdown this past week. It was in the 11th hour that an agreement was finally made and it appears that there has been some compromise on both sides. Or is it more about selling out?

The Republicans wanted to see cuts totaling $61 billion, so the agreement of $38.5 billion is quite a substantial differenceÖjust as much as it is substantially higher than what the Democrats wanted.

Some on the left are upset because Obama caved, while some on the right are upset because they donít believe enough cuts were made. What do Americans think? According to preliminary results in a CNN poll, 58% of Americans approved of the budget agreement and 38% disapproved.

So who is getting the credit? According to another CNN poll, 48% give it to the Democrats and 35% attribute it to the Republicans. Now keep in mind that this particular polling was done with a very small number of Americans.

At any rate, this may be good news for Obama as he moves toward the 2012 elections. But there is more to this than just spending cuts.

To me it seems the real losers in this are the Republicans. They wanted to cut funding for environmental regulations, NPR, Planned Parenthood, Obamacare and PBS.

In the end, to some, the Democrats look weak for compromising and the Republicans the same for the same reasons.

But it isnít over. The spending cuts that were made might not mean much if Obama now has his way. Whatís next on the table? Tax increases. Back when he was still campaigning, he had proposed ending the Bush tax cuts for those families who earn more than $250,000 a year and individuals who earn more than $200,000. But that got pushed aside and it sounds like he is ready to resurrect it.

Raising taxes at this time is really not a good idea. We havenít even gotten back on our feet yet. And as we venture closer to the start of campaigning for the 2012 election, Obama might be digging himself a hole.

So now the finagling begins. The fight really isnít over. At this point all that has really been accomplished is a dent in government spending and the avoidance of a government shutdown. Both sides still want to see changes.

But what do Americans want? Most of us want less government, less spending. We want to see this economy get up off the ground. While itís great the government avoided the shutdown, it seems that no one is really satisfied.
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Government+Avoids+Shutdown to Twitter Add Government+Avoids+Shutdown to Facebook Add Government+Avoids+Shutdown to MySpace Add Government+Avoids+Shutdown to Del.icio.us Digg Government+Avoids+Shutdown Add Government+Avoids+Shutdown to Yahoo My Web Add Government+Avoids+Shutdown to Google Bookmarks Add Government+Avoids+Shutdown to Stumbleupon Add Government+Avoids+Shutdown to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Independent Parties Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Stephanie Romero. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Stephanie Romero. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
United States at Highest Rate of Poverty

Honoring September 11th

Obama's Ignoring of the Constitution

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor