Fiscal Cliff Hostility
Has the fiscal cliff come down to this? With Europe entering another recession and with the billions of dollars of damages and millions of emotionally paralyzed Americans on the East Coast, do we need to take time out to remind Congress they need to do their job?
Americans placed their votes but Republicans still don’t get it. The majority of Americans rejected the Republican platform and supported the President’s position. The party has no credibility with the majority of voters and the divide is only going to increase in the next two years.
It is not President Obama that put us in this financial mess. It is Congress. It is the Republicans in the worst Congress in the history of the nation that have brought us to the fiscal cliff. Thank you Congress.
Now, these same Republicans are preventing a full-scale, comprehensive debt reduction plan that should surpass the Simpson-Bowles initiative; the bill the GOP prevented from coming to the floor two years ago. One can only ask, “What moronic ideology do these numbskulls cling to?”
All one has to do is look at Eric Cantor to know he is a bad loser. Can you imagine Romney and Cantor whining in unison? No member of Congress has his self-interest at heart more than Eric Cantor. This guy loves the limelight. Unfortunately, he stands for everything that is wrong with the Republican Party. His constituents should be taken to the woodshed.
And, then there is Paul Ryan! This guy not only cost Romney any legitimate chance at the Presidency but could not deliver his home state. Ryan’s demeanor was so unappealing that he made Palin look like a wise choice. Ryan managed to make Joe Biden look like a gifted debater. If this guy runs for the top job in 2016, the Democrats will win in a landslide. What are his constituents thinking?
As for Boehner and McConnell, they are prehistoric remnants of a party that is in chaos and deteriorating from the core out. These guys make “conservative” smell like yesterday’s catch. How many more ludicrous politicians can these guys find? Is this what the Koch brothers wanted to buy?
When Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles speak about the debt crisis in this country, they are believable. They have no vested interest in the outcome. Why can Republicans and Democrats not sit down, and use the Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan as an blueprint for a grand solution to two unpaid wars, an unregulated Wall Street catastrophe and unacceptable unemployment numbers?
There are a number of reasons this country is in the shape it is but the primary ones are the Republican mandate to unseat Obama, at the expense of the American people, and the Grover Norquist Pledge.
Wake up! Barack Obama is the President of the United States. George Romney is sulking at home reveling in his undisclosed tax returns and making a fool of himself in post-election analysis. The President has twice been elected by a majority of Americans.
I don’t recall Grover Norquist’s name on any ballot. Nobody voted for this manipulator. I did not see an entity on my ballot that listed the Tea Party. So, why are Republicans allowing these influences to destroy conservative principles and our country at the same time?
Republicans need a shining star and it is not someone who insults women, Hispanics, blacks, gays or our young. Yesterday, 30 Republican Governors met in Las Vegas. The takeaway is that the party is in need of a fix from top to bottom and inside out. Is anyone on the Hill listening?
As for the matters at hand, the American people are prepared to pay down on our debt. We are exhausted with the rhetoric. There are no new arguments. We do not want a Band-Aid. We want a meaningful, clearly defined and balanced deficit reduction plan. When you are climbing a mountain, it is nice to know where the peak is.
We are tired of hearing what the political parties will not do. We are footing the bill for your sins. No more last minute negotiations! Just address the issues and provide viable solutions. Understand that group photo shots and disgraceful rhetoric is hurting national morale as much as your sins of the past.
America wants to re-take our global leadership role economically and socially. Put your personal agendas aside and do the right thing. After all, that is why you were elected.
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