Who Is To Blame

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    It did not take long for politicians, news organizations, pundits and pollsters to start pointing fingers at who is to blame for the S&P downgrade of our nation's debt. They are, however, pointing in the wrong direction. They all should be pointing at "we the people" who have for decades demanded more and more services from the government at all levels. There have been too many politicians who have been more than willing to promote these programs in order to get elected. They have not the political will, or the fortitude to say no for fear of losing their position of power at the hands of the electorate.

    We can not have it both ways, expensive programs or duplicate programs, of which there are many, and expect to pay low taxes. So, stop the finger pointing and decide by election time next year which it will be. A famous comic strip character Pogo quipped many years ago that "we have met the enemy, and it is us". Yes, it is all of us!
     
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    Ask the White House whose to blame.
    They are still looking for scapegoats and failing to lead.
    But, Obie is looking forward to speaking tonite at two fundraisers. He's creating jobs for chefs, waiters, and table setters. Recovery is on the way!
     
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    The Boy King no doubt will tell us now how he "inherited the downgrade".
     
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    Tax cuts and deregulation are to blame along with spending
     
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    Go back and read the post again. You are finger pointing.
     
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    when you want to solve a problem you are going to need to know how the problem developed.
     
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    If you want to see real finger pointing, Obama to talk at 1 P.M. EST.
     
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    It's gotta be Bush because it's always Bush's fault.
     
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    Both Republican and Democrat spending started the mess, followed by the Tea Party directly causing the issue to be attached to our debt limit.
     
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    It was not caused by just spending.

    It was also caused by tax cuts
     

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