Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Did anyone out there really think

that the so called "Super Committee" was going to turn in a worthwhile budget plan?
I surely did not.
Even with John Kerry there making a good faith bid to ease the deficit to a soft landing.
Well what can I say...democrats compromise, republicans fantasize
And theese days the GOP's opposition to taxes borders on the theological....I am not sure they can even conceive of any circumstances whatsoever that would require higher revenues.
Therein lies the whole of the story.
Moreover no one seems to have been invested in this committee's success, clearly sequestration suits everyone's political calculus much better than a budget plan that spreads the pain out equally.
At the very least the Bush Tax Cuts may finally expire, although I can sense Congress will leap thru hoops of fire to preserve, protect and defend the right of rich people to evade paying their fair share of the burden.
It will be interesting to see what half assed nonsense John Boehner will dredge up to preserve the literal sanctity of those tax cuts.

Other than that, I'd like to recall the immortal words of the late William S. Burroughs:

"When you are doing business with a religious son of bitch, get it in writing! His word doesn't mean shit not with the Good Lord telling him how to screw you on a deal".

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