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Obama, Debt Levels and Realism

There is weariness in the hearts of Americans and onlookers as Obama argued yesterday for a raising of the national debt ceiling now, without any quid pro quo.

It is an unreal and hypocritical situation. The President will be inaugurated for a second time next week, but I sense little joy in the prospect even though his mandate is unarguable. There is dogged determination and promises about, for example, gun control and particularly economic resolution, but the reality is that the likelihood of the promises being realised is questionable because of opposition in a divided Congress. Unilateral Executive Orders can only go so far.

Americans see blame and brinkmanship, the unlovely side of politics as the most serious issue for decades remains uncertain and unaddressed – and meanwhile every day the huge national debt accumulates to a level that is unbelievable. It is such a waste of money. Obama himself, through his policies, has been responsible for a huge escalation of the debt over the last four years, and it is a pity that despite his opposition to raising the debt when a Senator, his legacy is likely to be a national debt figure that is beyond repair: it may even require national bankruptcy, and soon.

Some Americans see clearly the need to begin to address the debt problem rather than extend it and through common sense and love of their country are doing all they can to get something done. Others talk and promise but see procrastination and delay as the way to avoid addressing an almost impossible situation and perhaps to protect themselves. The facts are clear: spending and borrowing are out of control.

Whenever a situation becomes grossly out of balance, lacking integrity and perpetuating falsehood, if those involved fail repeatedly to bring a cleansing resolution to it, they will find that Spirit does it for them. This is not the time for political posturing but for taking responsibility and confronting the truth: the portents are not encouraging.

Claire Montanaro is a spiritual teacher, channel and blogger with special interest in esoteric philosophy and the world in transition. Loves nature and wildlife. Author of “Spiritual Wisdom”.

 



2 thoughts on “Obama, Debt Levels and Realism

  1. As Paul Krugman has pointed out in the last week or so, the debt issues are being addressed, but it’s not being done in a high-profile manner. The fact of the matter is, Claire, that, despite the GOP’s deficit-cutting rhetoric, the real issue for them is the desire to force their way upon the American people – despite having a diminished majority in the House of Representatives, a diminished minority in the Senate – and being severely trounced (for the second time running) in a presidential election. The tactic in question is both underhanded and cruel, what in psychology would be called narcissistic in nature.

    When dealing with such ilk walking the left-handed path, it is wise to keep three things in mind:

    First, you are not the Tooth Fairy.

    Second, you don’t play by Marquess of Queensberry rules.

    Third, you don’t take American Express.

    • Thank you for this, William. As an objective observer from across the Pond I see people in both parties behaving subjectively and intransigently, and with some hypocrisy – though as I wrote today, some Americans are doing their best to resolve a heavy problem. Europeans are no role model either! I see more trouble ahead…..

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