Monday, August 1, 2011

Watching and Waiting (Live Blog)

The time is trickling down to the last second as we all wait anxiously for a decision to be made on the debt deficit. This is one of the latest news topics that I have followed closely over the last couple of weeks. Representatives of the House have fifteen minutes to cast their vote for the bill. As of 6:52 pm the YEA out beat the NAY by almost half. It may be too early to judge but it seems that the outcome may be a positive one. Just as in the presidential election there is a goal that needs to be reached for a decision, in this case a count of 216 is needed in order to pass the bill. It is amazing that the majority of Democrats are voting against the bill. Which in a way seems ridiculous because they rather have nothing than something. By accepting this bill it is an entry way to a better plan to move forward where improvements can be made.

As the last two minutes wind down cheering can be heard in the background as they see the YEA outweigh the NAYs. And at the end of time the YEAs win, the bill has been passed by the House of Representatives. YEAs total of 269 and NAYs total of 161.

In seeing the final result I let out a sigh of relief. It was my hope that a decision would be made to pass the bill. This decision has helped us as a country overcome a bump in the road. The passing of this bill is a step in the door. I consider myself a Democrat and if I had been in their shoes I would have voted in favor of the bill. At this point we are in such a dire state that something, anything needed to be done. Now what we need to do is hope that all goes well and that the outcome goes as planned. The passing of this bill is an assist in making the passing of future bills a bit easier. From here everyone as a group can build. There is not much that Americans can do. The weight is placed on Washington's shoulders to follow through, we as Americans can only lead by example.

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