No sooner had I posted my "Thoughts on Hurricane Harvey" than we got two more major hurricanes and an earthquake in the same region. The federal government was forced to push through a new budget and raise the debt* ceiling. This will have major impacts on funding for infrastructure, security, defense and other key issues. This certainly demonstrates my earlier predictions of a disaster/debt death spiral.
Hopefully this will end the recent period of complacency and false security so that people will get back to serious support of preparedness and self-reliance.
*Debt is spending money and resources that you don't have and can't replace.