I’m not expert at either politics or economics, I don’t know about you – BUT I’m pretty darned disillusioned with partisan politics, extreme right/left leaning journalism, and our irresponsibly high deficit.
I found this article by Robert Longley informative and worth a read (to be fair I haven’t followed Longley enough to know if he may be a “leaner”, his article sounds factual to me but I do take much with salt lately).
According to Longley:
Since 1981 there have been 5 government shutdowns, save the last 4 of those 5 went “largely unnoticed”. Is, what I see as fear mongering over a government shutdown real or partisan politics? In my view balancing the budget is far more important than a shutdown even after considering a potential downgrade of our debt rating. Businesses and families operate within budgetary boundaries, shouldn’t our government?
So what’s the problem? It’s a question of leadership (there’s ample blame to go around) – a void of clear, sound, consistent, often selfless, CONCENSUS BUILDING thinking. I’ve spearheaded multiple successful turnarounds in the business world. To “git’er done” in Larry the Cable Guys words – that was all it took – none of the changes in those turnarounds were particularly cerebral but they were effective.
When our elected leaders begin leading in a similar manner we’ll “git ‘er done” and our economy will rebound!