Tomorrow we welcome the first day of October.
There are times we forget that every day of
the year something happened that was recorded
in the history books.
Here are a few things that happened on
October 1, 1908, Henry Ford put his first
Model T on the market.
October 1, 1910 in Los Angeles, a
bomb destroyed the Los Angeles Times
building and 21 people were killed.
October 1, 1957 was the first time the
phrase “In God We Trust” appeared on our
And now on October 1, 2013 we have the
government shutdown, another stage of
Obamacare kicking in, then in one week
we have our local primary election.
Before we know it, we will looking at
more rhetoric over raising the debt
Our president is whining to anyone who
will listen what a tragedy the shutdown
would be. We’ll have to close the parks
and the economy will suffer.
We don’t want the government to shut down,
we want the government to shut up and do
Finger pointing, the blame game, and passing
the buck are invading our media over the next
stage of Obamacare kicking in. Obama has even
claimed it will be cheaper.
On our local scene, the primaries will take
place in one week. That gives all voters seven
days to decide who they want to run our 3rd
Ward and be our Aldermen-at-Large. Please vote.
As for the debt ceiling:
Mr. President, in 2006, when you were still
a Senator, you said “The fact that we are
here today to debate raising America’s
debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.
Government cannot pay its own bills. It is
a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial
assistance from foreign countries to finance
our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.
Increasing America’s debt limit weakens us
domestically and internationally. Leadership
means that, ‘the buck stops here’. Instead,
Washington is shifting the burden of bad
choices today onto the backs of our children
and grandchildren. America has a debt problem
and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve
Mr. President we agree, the American people
do deserve better.
Comments are always welcome.