Well they did it. It looks like we've got a "debt deal". How marvelous!
Everybody wins this time. Republicans can say they stuck to their guns and got some sure 'nuff spending cuts. Democrats can say they "saved" the economy. Obama can say he put country above party and compromised to avert certain disaster. Seems to me I've heard this song before.
As it turns out though, this fabulous debt deal is pretty much just a bunch of hooey. All our leaders are saying is that they pinky promise to look at some as yet undefined spending cuts later on. And even this nebulous commitment will be left to a "bipartisan commission", composed no doubt of has-been politico's who have nothing to lose by suggesting that maybe grandma can get along just fine without a new wheelchair.
Forgive me for saying pfah.
Steve, I'm a borderline socialist. I don't have a problem with government take-overs. As far as I'm concerned, they can take over whatever they want - so long as they start with my house payment.
That said, what ticks me off the most about our leaders in Congress is how poorly they reflect on the public which elected them. Steve, these people are two faced, attention grabbing, brain dead idiots. As the man said, none of them could pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel.
Sorry, just venting here.