Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Devil Made Me Do It

It’s happened since the beginning of time—When God questioned Adam in the Garden of Eden about eating the fruit, Adam said, it’s Eve’s fault—she made me do it. When a problem comes along, for many people, the first response is to blame someone else. President Obama is no exception. When the credit agencies downgraded the US, did the President sit down and figure out a plan to fix things? No, he put his efforts into pointing out how someone must have made a mistake in the findings.

If things don’t improve, meaning an increase in economic growth and a decrease in spending, we may face another downgrade. This will most likely make borrowing more expensive for not only our government, but for businesses and households, as well.

If I decide to buy something I shouldn’t or can’t afford and run up my credit card, it’s my own fault. If I sit there trying to figure out where the credit card company messed up on my bill instead of trying to figure out how I can curb my spending and pay off my debt, maybe discuss with the credit card company what I could do, I’m no better off. In fact, I’m worse off because I’ll have to pay more interest, may lose that card, and I may not be able to get anyone to give me a new one since I’d have a record of not paying my bill (then again, that could be a good thing, because then I’d be forced to only buy things I actually have the money for).

So what’s the plan? How are we going to get out of this mess? Because at the rate we’re going we’ll be facing another downgrade before we know it. Then interest will shoot up and getting loans will be harder and harder—because who wants to lend money knowing they may not get it back?

Without a viable plan of action from our leadership, namely our Leader, our global economic standing will deteriorate beyond recognition. Then who’s to blame? And I don’t think the old “the Devil made me not do it” excuse will fly.

We need a leader with ideas. Someone with experience. Someone with knowledge. Someone with a plan. We need Mitt Romney.

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