Are we about to go over the Fiscal Cliff. From currant indication we look like a run-away freight train heading right for the cliff, and we have just discovered the breaks are shot.
As I see it, the Republican leadership has decided that the way to go is over the side. Then they will blame the president for not compremising. Sorry, but that is not the case, because the president has done just about all he can to move this mess forward. But Republicans say they don’t want any tax increase and advocate severe cuts across the board. They want Social Security revised, Medicare slashed, and any and all so called entitlement programs hit. Any programs that take care of multi million dollar projects that shelter the rich though should not be subject to anything involving the economic recovery.
In short. the economic crisis that the rich tycoons on Wall Street caused in the first place should be payed off by the poor, lower middle class and the middle class while the rich and the richest of the rich walk away without any obligation and of course another bonus from the wall St. broker for which they work. No tax increases what-so-ever, even it means going over the cliff and placing the American economy in dire streights. Even if it means taking us into another resesson. No matter the cost even if it means the whole country slowly, but surely, grinds to a halt the Republican Right has made it quite clear that the rumors are true. They are held hostage by the Tea Party and at their whim will do exactly as they are told.
I feel that this is a dangerous course to follow. There comes a time when you must put your political idealegy aside and instead deal with thye reality of the situation. One must place the security of the country foremost on the list. Congress as a whole must realize that they represent the people of the United States, not some slick lobby. The President must recognize that he is the President of the all the people, not just a chosen few.
We are at a stalemate. Not one wants to budge. Everyone thinks they are the adults in the room. Well, let me say this. I hope some Congressman reads this, as well as senators, who read it as well. Who knows, the thing might go viral or something. AMERICA IS WATCHING. WE THE PEOPLE ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO THIS FISCAL CLIFF, AND WE THE PEOPLE HOLD CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT RESPONSIBLE!
Catching on folks? I hope so, because if you take this country down the wrong road, two years from now there will be major changes in both the House and the Senate.
Now…..Get to work and stop clowning around. WE, THE PEOPLE ARE NOT THE LEAST BIT AMUSED.
That’s my viewpoint. As usual I look forward to your insights on the issues of the day. Until then have a great day, and as usual…………God Bless America. And continue to pray for the folks in New Town Conn.