CBS news, yesterday, President Obama was quoted as saying he would take “significant heat” from fellow democrats over certain elements of the debt reduction deal that he is currently working to secure.
CNN posted an article today stating that in excerpts from a CBS interview set to air this evening, the POTUS warned that he couldn’t guarantee older Americans would receive their Social Security checks next month. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney then confirmed these warnings in the CNN story.
If there is not a solution, and our nations elderly, veterans and disabled were to in fact lose their funding, would that be enough for lawmakers to come to an agreement?
While the republicans and democrats bicker across the aisle and debt talks go through varied states of break down and continuance, America falls deeper into an economic abyss. With the presidential elections around the corner, and top republicans already vying for the Oval office, where is the motivation to fix the problem?
Playing partisan politics in an election year will do nothing but leave America’s gaping wounds open and susceptible to infection. The democratic banter and republican rhetoric is not creating a solution and if the men and women elected to run this country can’t seem to agree on how to fix its problems, than this country is in a sad state of affairs.