Republicans are expected to persist on the recalcitrance. The party of no continues. No to immigration reform may be the next topic. What are the core issues behind all of these “no’s”?
Here is a list:
1. A nation that is deep in debt should not add more cost.
America has too much debt that was created by foreign policy that we could not afford. Two things are needed at once:
1.1 Don’t persist on the same foreign policy that exceeds our capacity to support.
1.2 Be more strategic by engaging foreign policy for which there is high return on cost.
1.3 Negotiate better terms with our lenders to reduce the debt and obligation.
2. A nation that has too many obligations needs to skinny some of them down.
2.1 Prioritize the nation’s needs in the most explicit manner possible to the American public.
2.2 Improve the efficiency of government across the board through automation and maximizing benefits of state collaboration when possible and desirable.
2.3 Ensure that all social obligations are met 100%.
3. A nation that is lacking growth needs to avoid stifling it.
3.1 Adopt a new energy paradigm as a catalyst for American economic renewal.
3.2 Achieve global superiority in pursuit of economic sustainability.
3.3 Become best in the world at education, training, and job skills.
OK, let’s dive into these, by examining the annotated list.
Political parties that are worth a place in American government will produce the best solutions along this path.
Here is a secret about the way ahead. If America can control the population, size and quality, and maintain a favorable population to resource ratio, it can continue to hold a superior and safe position.
“Obama’s hollow debt victory
By Amie Parnes - 10/18/13 05:30 AM ET
President Obama’s victory over congressional Republicans is likely to have a short shelf life.
Even the president’s staunchest allies are skeptical that his triumph in the debt-ceiling battle has produced much capital for the White House to spend on priorities like immigration reform.
“I don’t know that this changes anything,” one former senior administration official said. “I don’t think the president has new mojo from this.”
“What did they really do? They brought the country to the same place where we were a few weeks ago,” the former official said. “This isn’t like he passed healthcare. He ended a government shutdown and raised the debt limit. Those are routine items. It’s not like he campaigned on it.”