Reform Party national chairman David Collison called the debate between Democrats and Republicans on raising the nation’s debt ceiling another reminder that the country is faced with a deficit in leadership on the most critical economic issues.
"The Democrats and Republicans continue to prove to the American people that they are incapable of addressing the $14 trillion debt they created," said Collison. “This is a debt that has grown by over $10 trillion in less than 20 years, and neither party has a plan to make it stop. Well, it needs to stop. We can not afford to keep raising the debt ceiling and sacrifice the future of our children and their children.”
Yesterday, President Obama's first-ever presidential forum using Twitter generated substantial media buzz. However the event itself largely failed to deliver any tangible benefits, and ultimately was not an example of what social media can do to provide open and better government.
Here are some observations:
Independence Day is upon us, a day set aside to show that not only have we declared our independence but that we continue to celebrate that independence as a nation and a people.
We are all created equal and have the right to strive toward our goals as a nation and as individuals. Some think of this as merely free will, but more than that it is a commitment to a way of life through which all American citizens are truly free.