Picture, if you will, the scenario I am about to lay out. Let’s say that there is a single man, who lives on his own; he has a decent job, that keeps him afloat. On the outside, everything seems alright, but something is scratching its way out from the inside. This man is a drug addict. Every day, after his clocks out of his minimum-wage job, he runs straight to his drug dealer, spending almost all of his earnings. One day, he runs out of money; but he absolutely needs his fix. This man calls his parents and asks them for a wire transfer. His parents—who are concerned, but unable to help him—wire him some cash. Instead of getting help, this man continues to hit his parents up for money. Now imagine this happening millions of times. Doesn’t that seem ridiculous?
Our government is this drug addict; and we are the parents. Our government—unwilling to stop spending well outside its boundaries—continues to bleed us dry.
There are simple solutions. It may take quite some time, but our debt can be controlled. All that is required is a resolution to stop spending more than we have; as well as deep spending cuts across the board.
The Republicans—specifically John Boehner, and Mitch McConnell—have caved at the very sight of a difficult fight. John Boehner was willing to give Obama $800 billion in increased revenue through the unnecessary taxation of the top 2%; in exchange for “future” spending cuts. The fiscal cliff deal was a Devil’s deal. You make a deal with the Devil, and you’re gonna get screwed. Now, with the sequester looming, the President wants further tax hikes on the “rich.”
According to Guy Benson, of Town Hall: The House
“has passed two bills to replace the president’s sequester with offsetting spending cuts. Democrats, who control the Senate and White House, have done nothing. The upper chamber hasn’t voted on a single legislative alternative, and the president hasn’t outlined a specific plan of his own.”
John Boehner–probably fearing the loss of the Speakership–is apparently not budging this time. He had some choice words for Harry Reid’s Senate, saying: “We have moved a bill in the House twice. We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something.”
Harry Reid responded, saying: “We’re doing our best here to pass something. The Speaker is doing nothing to try to pass anything over there.”
The Senate has done absolutely nothing; and the House has offered multiple bills. With all this, the public is still set to blame Republicans, because the PR machine that is the Democratic Party has pulled the wool over the public’s eyes.
It’s been said millions of times; the answer is simple: cut spending! This President and Senate Democrats are addicts. Spending buys them votes; cuts will make them look like the bad guy. But just as giving money to your drug addicted relative enables their own slow suicide, allowing the government to continue down this fiscal path is certain death.
Boehner better not cave this time. It’s not time for more tax hikes on the “rich;” it’s time for responsibility. Responsibility can be painful, but irresponsibility is death.