The end of the fiscal year is coming quickly for the nation and unless something is done soon things could get bad very quickly.
The White House and the Democratic House or Representatives have fought back and forth over the money and the budget.
The issues of the debt ceiling, spending cuts, and funding of the government seem to be pressuring lawmakers at every level.
The country is watching what will happen as things begin to unfold over these issues.
President Trump and his staff want to see the debt ceiling raised while at the same time they are probing the divisions that have developed in the House.
The Democratic House has been divided over the money issues since they took control this past year. They have struggled to accomplish any tangible results and it may come back to get them in 2020.
Both Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnel have started discussing the best route to take in order to avoid a disaster when the deadlines finally arrive.
There as been a two-week recess that the lawmakers have taken.
During this time period, Republicans and Democrats have been meeting with President Trump and have not made any progress in getting the direction set for when everyone comes back.
The Democrats want to put everything into one deal while the President believes that it should be handled separately.
President Trump does not want to see any kind of increase to the federal spending.
It is reported that the Treasury Department has already reached the current debt cap and has had to get creative to pay its current bills.
Should the nation not be able to meet its obligations financially, then the defaulting actions could have global consequences.
One source within the Democratic House has mentioned that they still have not come up with a way to raise the debt ceiling.
But they believe that bundling the issue together is a quick fix to an eve mounting problem.
The unnamed aide has said that the administration still has no communication as to what they need to prefer over the other in regard to the three issues coming due this fall.
So far the Democrats have not even been able to reach a consensus regarding spending limits.
To provide a picture of the division any bill that has come up has been struck down by the younger Democrats because they have a difference of opinion on how money should be spent.
Some do not want to see an increase in spending for the military but rather see the money spent on their own efforts to change the way the country is headed.
Jim Manley, who is a Democratic strategist, has stated, “I am confident that Democrats will agree to a spending plan that boosts both defense and non defense spending. However, looming over this whole debate is whether the president is going to try to force another shutdown because he thinks it will help him politically.”
The President of the United States has already been willing to work with the House to come up with a solution.
The problem is that the House cannot get their act together enough to set a clear direction on what is best for the country.
If anyone is going to cause a government shutdown, it is going to be the House because they are a divided mess that cannot agree on anything.
What happens over the next few months can have a positive of negative effect on the economy.
Second quarter grew at an astounding 3.2 percent which is far better than anyone could have expected.
The White House believes that by keeping the issue separate and dealing with them one at a time, the economy should not be affected all that much and should continue to grow.
The House of Representatives really needs to get their act together and start working as one and as a divided mess.
The future of the country hangs in the balance and nothing is being done on their end of things.
Everyone else has been standing by waiting for them to come and start discussions.
But without them having a direction there is nothing that they will be able to discuss.