With the government just days now from shutting down, the men and women on Capitol Hill seem to have gone from delusional to outright episodes of insanity. And, while the blame for budgetary paralysis is shared on both sides of the isle, it may be the Democratic Party that will bear the lion’s share of responsibility for any damage done to the infrastructure of the United States as a consequence thereof.
Last November, the citizens of the United States made it crystal clear to everyone and anyone, with ears that could hear and eyes that could see, that they wanted drastic cuts in spending. That as a country we were prepared for such. The message was so clear and so brilliantly etched in diamond that for a moment I actually believed our boys and girls in Washington had actually got the message. Well, duh on my part.
That farcical illusion lasted just a few weeks before both sides were right back at it. Each vying, at that late hour, for a political advantage, personal agenda or special interest consideration to the exclusion of all else. And, all that time, the debt clock kept right on ticking its citizens into a financial dumpster. All that time, no real and effective legislation of any kind has passed. It’s like, We the People, were not even here!
Now, as it gets toward the end of March 2011, the time for credible action by this body politic has long since come and gone. The time for talk is also over. I call on all Americans, no matter what their party affiliation, to help sweep this mess out of congress in 2012. If we keep anyone at all, then let it be a few Republicans here and there. They at least were acting like they wanted to get something done. As for Harry Reid, and those of his ilk, let’s get rid of them as fast as humanly (and legally) possible.
It is my firm belief that the aftermath of the current administration will live on in the annals of history as having done the most damage to the State of the Union in history. I include in this assessment the Civil War, the Great Depression and both World Wars all rolled up into one. It is and will remain a noticeable stain on the shirt of the Republic for many decades to come. Longer even perhaps than it will take for the Nation to climb its way out of a debt that our children’s children may end up paying for it. Thanks, President Obama. Thanks for nothing.