Hello! Let me start off by saying that my name is Giovanni A. Navas, a junior at Cal State University Northridge. Over the past few weeks I have been researching the United States budget deficit as well as the points of view that each political party displays towards this topic. Taking that into consideration, I am here today to talk about my point of view in this issue. Whether you’re Republican, or a Democrat, wealthy or poor, I do not know. But I can speak for most when saying that the Republican Party’s inability to compromise with our president is bringing the country farther into debt.
Our president, who is now serving his second term, has stated several times that our priority to cutting the deficit would be fixing the loopholes that allow the wealthiest Americans to become wealthier as well as bringing in more revenue to the federal government. He does also acknowledge that modest changes in programs such as Medicare can alleviate some of budget deficit and he will be willing to Compromise to get it done. Just to refresh your memory a bit, the United States president is elected for the people, BY the people, to serve his/her term. The people, being us Americans, have chosen Barack Obama TWICE now to fix the problems that we as individuals cannot. To say that the Republican Party’s point of view in solving this issue is the right way to go would be quite on the contrary since a DEMOCRATIC president was elected to represent us as a whole. If we would have wanted the Republicans to handle our problems, then there would have been a Republican in the Oval Office. That being said, there isn’t.
It’s time for Republicans in government to set everything else aside, whether its losing the election or just being as stubborn as a spoiled toddler, whatever it may be the time is now. Americans, Democrats, and the majority of the United States are all waiting up, and it’s about that time that the Republicans get with the program. Only then, will we be able to truly fix the trillions of dollars that we owe.