& Then There Came a Storm!Politics are so very, very polarized today.....I remember when I watched our politicos negotiate for major legislative3 pieces.....both sides involved. Now, we have a system where one party decides to pass a major healthcare bill, encompassing 1/6th of our economy, and the ENTIRE process is conducted behind closed doors. The product, some 2,700 pages, is delivered and voted upon.....NO deliberation....no chance for amendments...just here it is and "We have to approve it to see what is in it!" is the watchword of the House Speaker. How sad....
If you have any doubt about why the country is in this shape, simply look to this. One party controlled things for the period of 2006 until 2010....(of course they had a lame-duck President for 2 years), and they managed to only blame the opposition for not getting anything done. They held the Presidency, House and Senate for 2 years and again blamed the opposition for not getting anything solved about the economy......Bah Humbug!
The Senate, that august body of great deliberators, controlled by the Democrats to this day, has not enacted/passed a budget in more than 1,000 days, despite a law requiring them to do so.....They are above the law. Why, if they pass a budget it will expose how much they are spending...it will expose how much they either have to RAISE TAXES, or LOWER BENEFITS.....Democrats cannot stand to lower benefits, and they will not be able to raise taxes significantly! Sooooo, No budget!
But it is ALL George Bush's fault. They may begin to find another fall-guy by 2016 or so, but I doubt it.
Criminals in my estimation....criminals leading us down the path to the end of this great Republic!