Monday, November 21, 2011

Super What?

 I consider myself a very pragmatic person.  I spent my career compromising and negotiating. I negotiated contracts for actors for over 20 years.  I understand all the ins and outs of making a deal.  Sometimes you are deliriously happy and proud, other times feeling screwed. The best deal is always the deal that both sides think they could've done better.  That's negotiating.  

The people in Congress have no clue.  They are obstructionists.  Everyone is supposed to compromise.  Everyone.  You give a little, I give a little.  We inch closer and closer until the deal is done.  The members of Congress, that signed Grover Norquist's no new taxes Pledge, must take full responsibility for destroying this country. In their twisted sense of what is right, they are unyielding, unbending, and unbearable. Their argument is if you raise taxes it will stymie economic growth.  How is that possible?  Could it be more stymied than it is already? Who is creating jobs?  Real jobs?  No one.  Congress will not pass a jobs bill because they won't increase revenue.  They have dug their heels in so deep, they have no wiggle room. 

I really don't understand the position.  If the point of not yielding is because they signed the Pledge, they all need to re-assess.  Look around.  What is better for most?  If members of Congress are worried about the Norquist backlash, then it's time to take back Congress.  It really always comes back to dollars.  Take the money out of politics, once and for all.  No lobbyists to run our government.  It is decimating our system.  If all politicians only worry about getting re-elected, the system is toast.   

The Super Committee is anything but super.  Dumb name from the start. Frozen, unyielding, unbearable. They were chosen to come to terms with the budget.  They have come up with nothing. Hours and hours of wasted time and posturing.  If you don't do the job that Americans sent you to DC to do, can we get our money back?  Let me in there and I will make big cuts in Congressional perks, pensions, health insurance, etc.  So the Super Committee began in September, they will stop in two days, no closer than two months ago.  

Sidebars:  I am seeing Taylor Swift tonight at MSG, finally. Everyone in my family has seen her live in concert.  I, unfortunately, got scammed buy a ticket seller a year ago.  Showed up with great tickets at MSG and they were counterfeit.  It was shattering.  Hopefully, tonight will replace that memory. 
If you're home, watch the Dancing With the Stars finale. 

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1 comment:

  1. Grover Norquist is one scary dude. I cannot believe the power he yields. Like McCarthy or something. He keep saying stuf like "I don't have the power, the PEOPLE have the power" which is such bullshit because he has the money and the moeny IS the power. What is wrong with these people that they can't see thru the bullshit???? grrrrrrrrr.
    on another note, have a BALL at Taylor Swift tonite, god knows you deserve it. Earplugs, just in case? xoxo