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WASHINGTON GRIDLOCK

Thomas Jefferson, et al, are no doubt rolling over in their graves...again.  

The so called "supercommittee" failed at reaching a consensus on what cuts would go into effect to help balance the budget. What a surprise that was.

Let's be honest.  Obama, the chosen one of "hope and change" passed the buck to the supercommittee in order to get his spending increases in place.  And of course the supercommittee did the same.  They passed the buck by doing nothing.  In other words the Washington way of doing things kept on keeping on.  Obama was concerned.  So concerned that he hasn't been in-country in weeks.  What a way to run a country but hey, there's hope and change--it's just in Indonesia or Australia.

I note that Congress has now reached a new low in approval rating (9%).  Moreover for the past few months, the public had a higher opinion of everything from celebrity heiress Paris Hilton to going to war with Iran than it did of Congress.  If you think that rating concerns them well, let's just say they have more important things to worry about. Like making sure they time IPOs that they know about, their reelection campaign funds, etc.  There's simply no time to be concerned about whether they are governing or what's good for the country.

So now automatic cuts are supposed to be triggered for budget year 2013.  But don't count on that happening because the same Congressmen who can't govern will scream the loudest over those cuts as the lobbyists and other fat cats that they are beholden to begin bringing the heat on their butts.

The ratings agencies (now there's another story, i.e. 2008 financial crisis) will drop the credit ratings if the automatic cuts don't happen, the dollar will slide again, and the American economy will take yet another hit.   

It would be laughable if it weren't so serious.  If there is a single politician in this country with any backbone I don't know who it is.  As for us we need to do what needs to be done.  We need to remember all of this next November and the bums needed to be voted out en masse.  And then we need to hold the new guys accountable for the change in Washington that MUST happen.  Washington is broken.  It's just that simple. And it's just that shameful.  As he tosses and turns Jefferson has be in anguish over what has become of his governing model.  

May God rest his soul.  And ours.

November 22, 2011 in Current Affairs | Permalink

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