Please, enough with the negative rhetoric. The Senator Murry’s budget is not much more than a tax and continued wasteful spending proposal. It proposes nothing for improving the environment, energy, the economy or our growing deficit (insignificantly reducing the ‘rate of out-of-control increased deficit spending’ is not a reduction!). When will the Democratic Party propose anything positive for our children or children’s children? Soon no one will be able to access or afford vacations or their current standards of living if the Democrats succeed in continuing the unsustainable growth in Government and deficit spending.
The supposed layoff of Food Inspectors, shutdown of the White House, etc. are discretionary decisions made by our so called concerned Government officials to punish the General Public in the name of President Obama’s ‘sequester’ campaign (the original proposal came for the Administration, not the House of Representatives). If the deficit is allowed to grow unsustainably, one day soon the interest rates will return to normal 5%+ levels which will bankrupt this country in the future. Even the Fed’s Quantitative Easing or printing money will not save us. Add to this at least doubling the cost of all sources of energy supply (via carbon tax, tax-n-trade or whatever politically popular strategy to primary reduce Middle and Lower Classes fossil fuels consumption), we will soon be making the current conditions in Greece look like Nirvana.
I have a suggestion, how about developing a budget that is truly sustainable, does not ruin the financial future for our children and feasibly transitions our economy from fossil fuels to renewable energy with a reasonably cost effective and environmentally sound process. And, do so without demonizing parties on the other side of the table during these critical negotiations.