The government shutdown is over. There is a lot of talk about if Democrats or Republicans are the winners. I don’t think either was a winner, but there defiantly was a clear loser. That loser is the working middle class and future generations in this country.
It is back to business as usual in Washington DC. Big government is alive and growing. Politicians even had the audacity to attach three billion in earmarks for things that probably could never get funded on their own. This is just thumbing their nose at the working class that will pay the bill.
There was no change to Affordable Care. Government continues to grow and Obama Care still doesn’t and can’t work in my opinion. The rich and politically connected will continue to be exempted or get subsidies. Over 700 companies and unions have been exempted so far, and don’t forget Congress. There is still no break for the working, middle class taxpayer.
The debt limit and government-spending problem was kicked down the road again. I love the word compromise in government. A liberal wants to grow government with no concern for the future or with the goal of a socialist country. Growing the government is what they call growing the economy. Progressives are convinced the political elite is much better qualified to tell us how to live our lives than allowing us to make our own decisions. A moderate seems to be a liberal on a slow track. Anyone that actually wants to control government, observe the Constitution, and grow the private sector of the economy is called a right-wing Tea Party wacko.
In summary, who won? The rich and politically connected won and will continue to get richer and stronger. The welfare class will continue to grow, and we will see three and four generations of welfare recipients that never know any different. The working middle class will continue to decline in numbers and will experience a decline in their standard of living. Anyone that does not see what has happened in the last few decades either has their head in the sand or wants a socialist country. Look at our national debt. Is this what we want? We have to change it at the polls before it is too late.