In a Congress become more theatrical than Hollywood, Senate Republicans, stymied by the Presidents’ Chicken Little act on Sequestration, are considering handing the Prez the power to cut whatever he wishes, so long as he equals the $85 B to be sequestered. Republicas Ponder Ceding Power to Obama will explain.
Of course, that won’t happen, it’s pure theater. What it does though, is illustrate the bankruptcy of Republican policy making. The GOP will do everything humanly possible to resolve the sequestration ‘crisis’ except of course, put forth an adult, honest analysis of the problem with a list of unpalatable solutions. (Because there aren’t any palatable ones.)
The Republicans could provide such a list and stand on it to explain the economic reality we are facing. The uproar would be fierce, from both their own financial parasites and from the opposition. But it won’t be long now before the next inarguable downturn, and that would put the GOP firmly on top of an “I told you so!” position. But as ever, the Republicans, posing as an alternative, are in fact just a cowardly version of the Democrats. They too prefer to depend upon spending money they don’t have to stall off the coming debacle as long as possible, never mind the increased resulting destruction.
The damage they cause doesn’t matter; all that matters, is whom is blamed. It is the same pusillanimous game played by the President, albeit much less effective. The shame comes in the regular re-election of such dishonest demagogues to high offices. For that, voters are responsible and as the long-established truth states; having sown the wind, they will reap the whirlwind. There is justice in that, but I resent the inescapable fact that they’re taking me with them.