A three part headline emerges today in Washington DC.: Democrats won't cave; stubborn Republicans gain little; while America loses stature.
After all of the fuss and fighting, Republicans lose a lot of credibility and gain very little. Democrats stay the course, albeit, Presidential leadership is lacking. In the eyes of the world, underscored by China with big red underlining, the world needs to de-Americanize the economy.
From this scenario what is missing is the substance of what American government and citizens must do to make amends as this is a defining moment in history as time my tell.
1. Americans must embark on improving how they select and elect representatives to government because the incumbents are woefully inadequate in qualifications, knowledge, experience and contemporary proficiencies.
2. Americans must define a new economic model, proposed here as the optimized sustainment model to replace capitalism as we know it. If we don’t invent a new model, China may impose one that is worse still.
3. Americans have redefined the government to be engaged in insuring a good life for all citizens by optimizing return on national resources through a public and private partnership.
These three subjects should be in the forefront going forward in Elections 2014 and 2016. America is playing catch-up and is about 20 years behind in the game. To accelerate the economy and opportunity, Americans must embrace a new energy strategy based upon renewables, employing fossil fuels as a stopgap measure to complete energy independence at once.
The Obama schedule that has us waiting 40 years is 20 years too late.
“What Barack Obama, Republicans get with a deal
By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN | 10/15/13 5:00 AM EDT
It’s not a perfect deal for the White House — but it’s a worse deal for Republicans.
Democrats won’t say it too loudly just yet, but the emerging budget agreement leaves Republicans with remarkably little to show for forcing the first government shutdown in 17 years: They barely nicked Obamacare and their poll numbers are in tank.
President Barack Obama would get most of what he wanted. He had insisted that Congress reopen the government and extend the country’s borrowing authority without any ideological strings attached. He held the line on the debt ceiling and Democrats are set to hold off Republican attempts to lock in next year’s round of sequester budget cuts early.
But it’s not the squeaky clean bill Obama sought.