american voters have a nasty habit of voting based on things that don't significantly impact the general welfare
or the country or things that are patently false
.one of the most egregious examples of this phenomenon is that if you want to vote for a fiscally responsible president, you have to vote republican.in the context of debt ceiling increases, that is patently untrue.
last night, republican presidential hopefuls took to the stage to, according to Webster's, engage in a formal discussion on a particular topic in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward.
that definition of the word debate would allow for a reasonable exchange of ideas concerning a particular topic that, in the context of presidential hopefuls being the participants, affects the american people.
what we got was back-biting and childish.
and it also gave us a knowing look into what we can expect from a republican president.
beyond all odds, every single american can agree on one thing: the federal government spends too much money.the challenge comes when people begin arguing over where spending should be cut and will likely be an issue until the end of man, or the united states becomes China-West.some of those people like to defend trickle-down economics, but the unfortunate reality of that philosophy is it actually IS realized here.in the rhetoric about federal spending cuts, every politician claims to have the best interests of the american people at heart, but do their actions really reflect that stance?