Friday, July 26, 2013

America, Listen Up!

Did you hear what Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, said last week – said directly to Congress, by the way? If you didn’t, that’s too bad! That Congress refuses to listen to him is a disaster?
by Charlie Leck

Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, may just not understand plain English (emphasis on the word plain)!

This is what Ben Bernanke, chair of the Federal Reserve, tried to make Congress hear: Congress itself is the biggest hindrance to full economic growth in this country. It’s refusal to raise the debt ceiling is extremely serious and dangerous. Spending by government is not the problem. The problem is not spending! The government’s new austerity programs are not necessary and do damage to middle class America.

Mr. Bernanke thinks Congress’ tight-fisted fiscal policy will “restrain economic growth!” He also said that the foolish debate over the debt ceiling “will evolve in a way that could hamper the recovery.”

Right after not-hearing Mr. Bernanke, Speaker Boehner began campaigning for more spending cuts, threatening Democrats to send the country into default if he didn’t get those cuts.

America is in a really screwed up situation right now and Mr. Boehner and hard-right-leaning Republicans don’t seem to care. They’d rather win their political points than help the nation. This is the strange situation America is in today.

Listen, friends! The unvarnished truth is this. The Republican Party (because of its radical wing) is doing great damage to the American economy. They refuse to review and reconsider their stated principles – even though they are dead wrong on the issues surrounding the economy.

The Republicans are prepared to send America into one more financial crash and they don’t give a damn.

America, here’s what’s happening in your Congress. Republicans are refusing to govern! They are just flat-out refusing to govern. It’s a game of brinksmanship to them and it will be harmful to our nation. And, Republicans don’t give a flip!

Thousands of Republicans Must Stand Up
Thousands and thousands and thousands of Republicans must stand up and scream at Speaker Boehner to knock it off. Get on with fixing America’s economy and that means approving a new debt ceiling and spending money on needed fixes across the nation.

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