The trillion-dollar omnibus national budget has been postponed for approval until the adults of the incoming 112th take their seats. This one saving grace occurred as an exhausted and largely vilified 111th Congress bid farewell. The Congress that could not read.
Before the American people awoke, these glorified drunken sailors managed to pass appalling legislation that will be litigated in America’s judicial system for many years to come. The zeal of Obama’s 08′ victory led Democrats to feel they had carte blanche with the taxpayer’s wallet. Rather than securing legislation that would stand the test of time with bi-partisanship cooperation, they went it alone.
They went it alone and will see the results of that behavior as the years roll by. Bad legislation of the most partisan kind that will haunt generations of Americans if not repealed or stopped permanently. All attempted or enacted during the worst recession in 70 years.
The most alarming in aspect of this 111th Congress is the frustration politicians themselves have expressed. Our Founding Fathers were wary of government doing big things. That is why they created checks and balances separating the various branches of power. It appears that this has come as a revelation to many involved in the spending spree.
Because of their extravagances, Obamacare will be litigated all the way to the Supreme Court. The cost will be in the billions to the American taxpayers who slept through the ongoing missteps of their elected officials in Washington.
Congress has voted on bills that are prohibitive in their cost and read by no one.
Although the Democrats now spin the election as if the voter had a childish tantrum, the glaring fact is a referendum for real change in Washington. The nation is now aware of the impending doom of democracy unless spending is curtailed and the ‘social experiment’ reversed or curtailed.
Is the country willing to make those sacrifices? Can the tide of red ink be reversed, or will the dreamers of ill-fated legislation return as the sacrifice becomes personal to every American?
It’s abundantly clear the 111th failed miserably as the leaders we need to guide the process. It must succeed or we will all fail.
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