The morning news was all a flutter over how the New Year is ushering in a new political reality in Washington.
Whoops, my bad!
A harsh new political reality. Gotta have that "harsh" in there!
When the new Congress is sworn in, America will have a Republican controlled House and a Democratic controlled Senate. The House is gearing up to slash health care reform to the bone and/or pass a repeal of the health care reform law. The Senate is gearing up to…well, to deal with all the legislation that will be tossed over from the House. And the political press is licking their chops with drool-based anticipation over being able to cover gridlock, conflict and drama.
The GOP will seek to feed the beast it road into power.
They served an extension of tax cuts and the end of earmarks as an appetizer in 2011. Despite calls from voters to cut back on spending…and oh how politicians love calls to cut spending that lack specificity…both of those dishes are spending heart attacks waiting to happen. The tax cut extension isn’t paid for and earmarks were about where money goes not how much money goes where.
What the hell! When the mob calls for bread but thanks you for Soylent Green only a fool would bother to bake bread.
So here we are.
And there you have it.
Time to roll up our sleeves, get Jedi on this shit and take on the Empire!
Happy New Year…