The super committee is locked up and they reported they can not reach an agreement on who should turn off the lights. Seriously they failed to find a reasonable way to trim one and one half trillion from the national budget in ten years.
Naturally both sides are blaming the other. It is not their money we are talking about, it is my money and your money, and the money of our children, grand children, and great grand children.
They are saying that the congress of the United States of America is on a spending binge and they simply can’t stop spending money. In fact the money they are spending is not enough, they want to raise taxes so they can spend even more.
Those nasty old republicans will not agree to raise taxes and are insisting on slaughtering some democratic sacred cows to raise that money that needs to be cut.
Those ornery democrats say that Obama promised to tax the rich if he was elected, and unless the nasty old republicans will tax the rich it is no deal G.I. Of course if the republicans are willing to slaughter some of their own sacred cows a way might be found.
Folks I would like to point out that all of these political empires have been built with our money. Those precious programs that can’t be cut are funded by we the people, not the democrats or the republicans.
Congress got such a kick out of all the political theatre the debt crisis produced that they passed a bill that said if this super committee did not produce results dire steps would have to be taken. Those steps included across the board cuts to vital programs, funding for the military, and Medicare included. I’ll bet no sacred cow programs were cut.
The super committee was composed of the orneriest most partisan people in all of the U.S. congress, so it was doomed to failure from the beginning. Absolutely no one was surprised at the outcome, though some were disappointed.
Now the president, who has provided absolutely no leadership during this whole process believes he can stand on the side lines and throw rocks at the republicans. Was that the object of this whole exercise?
Can you picture a vice president in a commercial corporation trying to explain to the CEO why he can’t reduce his expenses? Some vice presidents have pet projects too, but when the CEO says cut expenses there are no sacred cows.
Folks this is government of the people by the people and for the people; by golly we ARE the CEO. What do you really think about the super committee’s excuse? Well pilgrim what are you gonna do about it?