I just want to take a few minutes to reflect back on this past four weeks. Before this project I was almost completely illiterate when I comes to politics. I had no expreience as a blogger, and I was not looking forward to blogging about politcs for a month.
BUT, when all is said and done I have learned a few things. 1. I can educate myself on matters that only a few weeks before were foreign to me. 2. Politics is something that is easy to get passionate about, (you should have seen my twitter last night). 3. This blog project has given me a whole knowledge base on a topic I never would’ve guessed I would have. 4. I can become a “thinker” or problem solver if you would with just a little knowledge and research of a specific topic. I feel like overall this project will help me throughout my studies at my university in my ability to analyze and see “the other side” in a debate or any situation for that matter.
Before I began to blog about this subject this is what I knew about the national debt:
I have a whole knowledge base plastered into my brain about politics and more specifically, the national debt crisis in America.
I know the we currently have over 16 trillion dollars of debt to our name.
I know that we are not going to climb out of this deep, deep hole we’ve dug ourselves anytime soon.
I know both of our presidential candidates had economic plans, and neither of them would begin to lower the deficit in the next four years.
I know the two different plans that each of the candidates proposed.
I know what the fiscal cliff is and how it will affect us in 2013.
I am now able to clearly explain the debt and how it affects each and everyone of us Americans.
I know tons of stats about the national debt and how it has exponentially grown since 1990.
I know that every 4 years now til I die I will have a ballot submitted in each presidential election, because it does matter.
I know that SOMEONE better do SOMETHING about this debt, and I hope that it is not already so out of control that my great great grandchildren will have to be dealing with it.