This is a special edition of my usually mild-mannered blog. I’m using the forum granted me to stamp my feet over how those who lead us in Washington are not Savvily Spending, nor are they Correctly Cutting, leading to Scary Stasis and, potentially Dangerous Default.
My vaguely cute reliance on alliteration is not the only juvenile behavior in front of us. We have word of elected officials not returning each other’s phone calls and supposedly walking out of meetings. As these leaders of the free world gather to discuss plans to avoid the USA defaulting on its debt, investors pale and millions of people wonder if they’ll receive their much-needed stipend.
Do any of them remember learning why we have both a U.S. House of Representatives and a U.S. Senate? My 7th grade social studies teacher taught me the two legislative bodies were born out of a compromise. What? A COMPROMISE? Washington, did you hear that word? Do you know what it means? If you don’t, you’d best find out because I daresay not one of you was elected to destroy this economy and the default deadline is one week from tomorrow: August 2nd.