I plan on spending $30,000 on a new vehicle next year…a $30,000 spending increase. But wait, I decide to by a $25,000 car instead…in the mind of Congress that’s a $5,000 cut! Do politicians really think we are that dumb?! Apparently so, because the bill that just past the house doesn’t cut anything, it only reduces the size of increases.
Here’s an idea, instead of nit-picking over what does and doesn’t get cut, cut everything 10%, and I mean everything. And actually cut it, don’t lessen the amount of the increase and call it a cut…just cut, cut, cut. Put out the edict to the department heads to make it happen, and report back with their cuts. My dad and I discussed this approach the other day, and we think it would be best.
As far as the stupid notion of “increased revenue”, or plain person speak, tax increases…no dice. The morons in Washington got us into this mess by spending like it was other people’s money (oh wait, it was other people’s money…ours), then they expect we should pay our “fair share” or “shared sacrifice” to help reduce the deficit. Talk about gall.
Here is what I think, almost every Representative and Senator past their first term needs to be voted out. A good start would be John McCain, Harry Reid, Lindsey Graham, Claire McCaskill, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi…just to name a few off the top of my head.
The only people in Washington who are actually trying to make a stand on their principles are the Tea Party Republicans…and honestly, the Tea Party should seriously think about becoming their own party, as the old guard Republicans don’t like them anyway because they actually stand for something.