Our congressional leaders have been meeting since 11:00 EST.
Their urgent talks are aimed at averting a default on the U.S. debt.
We need to raise the country's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling.
This isn't the first time that this ceiling has been raised.
18 times under President Reagan alone and 89 total times.
However; its no longer about ideologies folks..
Our lawmakers and government are showing their inability
to build consensus and do right by its people.
They forget that it is the people that brought them to offfice,
and it is the people that can vote them out.
They have to realize that their words, and inaction and sending
out incredibly "irresponsible" signals to the world.
That they can't agree on the issues is one thing, but
that they can't negotiate truly is unsettling.
Our Republican lawmakers continue to refuse to raise the debt ceiling
without a major reduction in the deficit.
Their plan is intended to accomplish the reduction through
budget cuts alone.
Our Democrats however; insist on increasing tax revenue,
and reducing certain entitlements.
The U.S. Treasury Department, the central bank, and hundreds of
economists have all warned a default would have catastrophic
consequences on the economy.
And not just our economy but have a very negative effect on the global one.
Today I am praying for clarity of mind and hearts and that the
people that we sent to Washington do the right thing.
There is no time for polarized policies and politics.
The American people deserve better.
There is still time to call or write your elected officials!
Make it a great dia.