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The Real Crisis the Media Ignores

Posted on | September 29, 2013 | 51 Comments

Headlines about the danger of a “government shutdown” are misleading, and this is not an accident. Democrats are playing politics, and their media allies are talking about a “crisis” for which they blame Republicans. The noise is intended to distract from what this is really about: It’s not about Ted Cruz and it’s not about ObamaCare.

The deadline to pass a continuing resolution ( which is not a “budget,” although some in the media keep calling it that) is required by the fact that the federal government is nearly $17 trillion in debt, and Democrats don’t want to do anything about that problem. The government is spending more money than it takes in, and this addiction to deficit spending — about $1.86 billion a day — is the underlying reality that the media don’t want you to think about. To put this into perspective, I stated three basic facts on Twitter:

Have you seen anything about this in the mainstream media? Do you remember any reporter asking President Obama, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi any questions about this problem? Why is President Obama sending out Dan Pfeiffer to compare Republicans to terrorists? Why is Harry Reid ranting about “tea party anarchists“? Why are Republicans being portrayed as if they were the cause of this crisis, while the media ignore the fundamental problem of deficit spending? And why aren’t more Americans demanding answers to these questions?



51 Responses to “The Real Crisis the Media Ignores”

  1. DocWashburn
    September 30th, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    The Real Crisis the Media Ignores. Headlines about the danger of a “government shutdown” mislead. This isn’t an…