“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian” ~Henry Ford
A Midwest radio talk show host was found complaining about the gridlock in Washington D.C. and his answer to the situation was quite simply that representatives drop their egos and learn how to compromise. Compromise? My goodness, isn’t that what got us into this predicament in the first place?
We send what we believe to be principled representative off to Washington D.C. and the first thing they do is…well, COMPROMISE those principles. I don’t know about you, but as far as I am concerned one shouldn’t be sending a servant off to Washington expecting them to compromise their/our principles. What is even more unfortunate is the very reason that my representative is giving up moral ground is that their progressive counterpart is doing exactly what I expected my representative to do – being relentless and unyielding; unprincipled in the case of liberal progressives mind you, but nonetheless, uncompromising.
We have a spending problem in Washington DC and everyone knows it. Why then are we not talking about cutting spending, or for that matter even freezing spending? Instead we are talking about ELIMINATING the debt ceiling and finding a group of minority voters who have for the most part been successful in the business world and further taxing their efforts.
Taxing, by definition, is “to make onerous and rigorous demands on”. So we are saying that we want to make it more difficult for the small businessman by further taxing their efforts which in turn causes even greater stress on employment and production?
Let’s see now; we are in a recession – regardless of what anyone says – and you want to tax the efforts of those who are trying to resolve the issues. Hmmmmm, And we got here how? By compromise! Yeah, that’ll work!
Today’s modern politician has only two tasks to accomplish. One is to get elected and the other is to stay elected. Unfortunately, it would appear that today’s “fiscal cliff” is nothing more than politicians trying to strengthen their grip on their jobs by creating more voters that will vote for them because of what their politician/aka government can do for them.
Here’s how that works. If you can take millions of dollars from a small voting bloc and then create a dependency or need on the part of an even larger voting bloc (with that money), you have just taken the first step in your reelection. All you need to do now is wake the new constituents up in November and transport them to the voting places so they can cast their vote of appreciation.
There is an old saying that says, “he who frames the question wins the debate”. Progressives have somehow convinced us that we should be talking about how to raise more funds when common sense tells us that we desperately need to cut spending. Furthermore, the only compromise they seem to be interested in is whether they will get the rest of your hard earned money now or just wait till later.
God help us all.