Today is Wednesday Oct. 16, 2013 & it is also the 16th day of the United States federal government shutdown. On Thursday Oct 17, the deadline for the U.S. default to pay our financial debt is due. The American people have suffered the most as each day passes with no employment for federal workers, & no government assisted programs that provide for the poor plus the military veterans of this country.
Each district in every U.S. state has been hit hard financially which will now cost billions of dollars to recover from. It also comes on top of a recent devastating recession. Why? Well, it has been widely reported in the media because of several Republican “Tea Party” extreme conservatives in the “House of Representatives” at Congress.
This small “Tea Party” has been led by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) whose ambition is to run for President in 2016 plus he tried everything in his power to destroy the affordable healthcare act or referred to as “Obamacare.” It was created by President Barack Obama & it is now a U.S. Law. Cruz influenced other “Tea Party” members to detach themselves from other Republicans & strong arm “House” speaker John Boehner. They wanted to use the shutdown to try to reverse or change “Obamacare” which the President & the Democrats would not allow.
As the U.S. gets closer to the final day to pay our debt. The American people have turned on the GOP Republicans & specifically the “Tea Party.” The polls reflected a huge drop in popularity even from staunch GOP supporters who didn't like the tactics of the “Tea Party.” Even the two billionaire Koch Brothers who financed the GOP to wage a battle against “Obamacare” decided to jump ship as the debt day approached.
America is one day closer to falling off a cliff in default of payment on our debt to other countries. The “Tea Party” in the House rejected a deal on Tuesday Oct. 15 & we were back to square one for Wednesday Oct 16. A deal is on the table again which was made by both the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Ted Cruz told the 'Huffington Post' online newspaper that he would not try & stop this new deal, but remains steadfast on blaming “Obamacare” for America's problems.
How did America get into this situation? Well, they voted for extreme conservative representatives they labeled “The Tea Party.” In the last 16 days we've seen them running wild blaming the President & the Democrats for the government shutdown. America has finally seen them though as out-of-touch with the regular people of this country. That includes each GOP state constituent's who see what the "Tea Party" has been up to.
Ted Cruz didn't believe the polls either where the GOP had fallen dramatically. So, he conducted his own poll to show that America voted wrong. The irony is that his supporters will continue to follow him because he talks to their beliefs.
It was just announced by Harry Reid that a new deal is ready to pass the 'Senate' & the 'House' to head off a very real financial crises.