The super committee has proved to be a super failure. This should not be a surprise, we have a broken congress. Not only does it not work, it doesn’t want to work. What really amazes me is it’s clear that the Republicans really want this economy to fail. They’re willing to throw the country under the bus because they think this will get them elected. They think that if the Democratic administration looks bad they’ll look good.
It’s not only that I question the morality of this approach, it’s that the sheer stupidity of it baffles me. Make sure you protect the millionaires from a small tax increase while millions are unemployed, being foreclosed on and going hungry, this does not look to me like a strategy that will garner lots of support Republican or otherwise.
It well may be that the fear of Grover Norquist has addled their thinking. They may be thinking they don’t work for us they work for him. Ninety five percent of all Republican Congressmen have signed his tax pledge. Maybe they think their paycheck is coming from one of his Lobbyist groups such as The Tax Payers Advocacy Group or Americans for Tax Reform. After all he is threatening to use money and power to oppose them in primary elections if they break his pledge. Maybe their afraid of being fired. The party of Abraham Lincoln being led around by their collective noses by some Lobbyist…what a disgrace! There was a time when the President of the United States, by the virtue of his office alone, could rally the legislative branch to action based on emergency. Imagine FDR or Ronald Reagan going to a Congress that is more worried about a Grover Norquist than a financial collapse of our country.
138 serious millionaires signed a petition: Patriotic millionaires for fiscal strength asking to have their taxes raised and to eliminate the Bush tax cuts. Stating that the only reason the GOP does not want to raise their taxes is because it would help the economy, and an improved economy would return the White House to Obama.
In the final analysis we need a congress that is more interested in serving the nation than they are of serving a lobbyist. I say throw the bums out!