Sunday, July 17, 2011

It's About Time Congress Does Its Job

A news commentator today said it rather well about the subject of raising the debt ceiling: "Congress already bought car and took it off the lot and now it's trying to pay for it."
Can't argue with that logic. The problem I see is that we are experiencing a lot of political mumbo-jumbo -- like a pair of school bullies with their hands on each other's throats trying to suffocate the other.

I, for one, wouldn't be surprised if we default and the economy crashes. Whether it's this August, or next year, or the year after, the way Congress has acted for the last two and a half decades, the end result is we are way over our heads and we're going to have to pay the piper some time.
The deadline everybody is afraid of is coming every year, unfortunately. What they MUST do is stop spending beyond our means -- balance the budget -- and live with it, just like we as individuals have to live with it.

My message to Congress is this: Get over the bullying and territorial crap that has been your game plans for the past bunch of years and sit down and work out a plan that will get the country back to sound fiscal responsibility. And it IS Congress' responsibility. It's time the politicians live up to what they were elected to do.

If I want to watch petty fighting with the participants profiting, day after day, I'd tune into professional wrestling. Get your priorities in order.

Do your job.


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