President Obama wants to narrow the focus … asking Congress to finish a budget, an immigration overhaul, and a farm bill by the end of the year. Doesn’t sound like too much to ask, so why do I have my doubts?
Will the Obamacare issue rise again to spoil bi-partisan efforts to get the government on task? Texas Senator Ted Cruz says he won’t rule out another shutdown – quote – “I will continue to do anything I can to stop the train wreck that is Obamacare”.
It has been obvious to many Americans for many years that federal spending must be controlled. But when we talk about controlling the biggest portion of that spending – entitlements – our courage begins to wane. How many of us pre-retirees are willing to support Social Security adjustments that may hit our own pocketbooks? I favor making those entitlements adjustments now, so that my wife and I won’t get clobbered in retirement in the future … and so Social Security will be there for our children and grandchildren.
Our thought for today is from Alan Kay:
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”