|Posted by Michael Judson on January 29, 2013 at 2:15 AM|
Congress seems to be tackling many issues as of late. We found out yesterday about bipartisan immigration reform. Nancy Pelosi is pushing an extensive gun control agenda. The House passed “No Work, No Pay” and an extension of the debt ceiling, essentially kicking the can down the road again.
What we don’t see is anyone taking on the fiscal mess. There are a couple important dates coming up soon. The self imposed sequestrations are set to kick in on February 28th. The continuing resolution that is funding the government expires on March 31st. Why is it, that none of this is being dealt with? I can guarantee you nothing will be dealt with until February 27th at 11:59 and March 30th at 11:59. Why can’t our Congress be proactive?
Here’s why, President Obama and his fellow democrats are winning again. By keeping the focus on Gun Control and immigration it keeps our focus off the fiscal issues and entitlement reform. I am not a social conservative, but a fiscal conservative. My priorities are not immigration reform or banning gay marriage. Those are small battles. We need to keep the pressure on our politicians to focus on the big battles, like a balanced budget and entitlement reform. Let the democrats push their social agenda; the republicans have enough members in the house that it will just be a waste of time. I wish I could explain why our elected officials do not stay on the offensive; I can not figure it out. Let the NRA fight gun control, in the mean time keep the pressure on our elected officials to fix the spending problems. In the end, if we do not fix the budget mess we will no longer have a country to fight for.