Government Shutdown

Who wants the government shutdown to happen? The Republicans say the President wants it to make his political competitors look bad. The Democrats say the Republicans want to shut it down making the President look bad.  Which ever one is right, we are still in trouble.

Our growth continues to limp along. Large companies are holding on to their money because they refuse to spend it on new government regulations and Obama care. Certain medical facilities are shutting down because they cannot help their patients and pay their staff under Obama care.The world-renowned Cleveland Clinic said on Wednesday it would cut jobs and slash five to six percent of its $6 billion annual budget to prepare for President Barack Obama’s health reforms.

More people than ever are on food stamps. They can’t find jobs. There are fewer and fewer career type positions available and if one is looking for work he will find that there are only part-time positions without benefits. I know two young women who are living with their parents and working three part-time jobs because they cannot find fulltime work. They are both engineers.  Yet everyone disagrees on the solution.

Is a Detroit economy where we are headed? Government spending is greater than the income coming in. If that doesn’t change, we too are headed for bankruptcy, no jobs, no services, no healthcare and no retirement.

Meanwhile, the large businesses, the politicians and the social hyenas continue to fight while not looking at our real problems.