As I’m sure you’ve heard, the debt plan was passed…no, not just passed…EMPHATICALLY passed:
“The Senate emphatically passed emergency legislation Tuesday to avoid a first-ever government default, rushing the legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature just hours before the deadline. The vote capped an extraordinarily difficult Washington battle pitting Tea Party Republican forces in the House against Obama and Democrats controlling the Senate”
And a battle it was.
Blood was spilled. Not literal blood, though maybe from a paper cut or two. No, figurative blood – shed from dagger stares and whipping words. This business-suit battle put all other business-suit battles to shame. Throughout it, the possibility of default loomed in the distance – the figurative nuclear bomb that would destroy everything. But alas, the soldiers laid (lied? jeesh I should know that…) down their arms and agreed upon a solution that nobody is actually happy with.
What do we all think about the debt plan being passed? What do we all think about the fact that it took the threat of default for Democrats and Republicans to work together on something? Is it laid or lied? TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!!
I think the important lesson from all this, though, is that our country is much too bipartisan. Why did this take so long to pass (besides the fact that politicians actually ENJOY their business-suit battles)? It’s because Democrats and Republicans hate compromising with each other. Neither side wanted to budge. At least for me, the Democrat vs. Republican feuds are getting old. So many issues are taking forever to get resolved because of the inability of these two parties to work together. It’s extremely frustrating.
I’ll leave you with this:
“If a baby were president, there would be no taxes. There would be no war. There would be no … government, and … things could get terrible. And actually probably it would be a better screenplay idea than a serious suggestion” – Michael Scott, The Office
But I don’t know. Seems to me that our government is already run by babies. Big, business-suit clad babies.