Want to make certain we get the right people in there who do not want the money? Remember Obama's argument that we have to pay more to those in government to get good people? Repeated by many for decades. As to every form of civil servant from dog catcher to judge?
Well there is a solution. And it deals with this same nonsense perpetrated on the populace, just like the other nonsense, like we had to give them tax cuts.
Make everyone take a pay cut. Make every rich member of Congress and the President take nothing at all for this and next year. Why? Because they do not need the money. From rich man McCain to rich man Obama to rich man McConnell to rich man Reid. Every one of them.
Of course, you cannot get them to do this to themselves. After all the Democrats and Republicans will cut this deal, made by rich man Biden with rich man McConnell. Yes, they regret to say they have to keep the tax cuts for all.
They excuse this because of the economy. Hey, we all face the economy. And we all need some more reality. Not more money into the abyss.
And as hard as the White House tries to blame Congress on this mess, you need to think again. Here is a commentary on the regular meeting at the White House with all the Congressional bigwigs.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) will meet with Obama at 11 a.m. to discuss “unfinished legislative business,” according to a Democratic leadership aide. There is no announced agenda, but leadership aides in both parties speculated Monday that one point of discussion will be whether to allow tax cuts enacted during the George W. Bush administration to expire at the end of the year.
The date? July 2010. Tax cuts had almost certainly been discussed for months already. This is on all their laps.
And by the way, if this is the best we can do by being competitive with private enterprise, then we need to get uncompetitive very quickly. This group of unimaginative, self-important hypocrites needs CHANGE in a big way.