It remains to be seen if we are going to take the leap off the fiscal cliff in the next few hours. To be honest, I am tired of hearing all the crap that is being thrown at the problem. So much of the decision making is not about what is right for Americans and our economy but what is right for the Republican or the Democratic party and how this will be remembered come the next elections. I read a blurb yesterday that said that John Boehner was holding out to see if he would win the election for the Speaker of the House. Now that’s a hell of a reason to hold up any decision making. Rumor has it that the GOP is strongly against him continuing as Speaker of the House. I believe that the reason this has become such a contentious situation is that the Republicans don’t have a cohesive platform right now so it is very difficult with all the in-fighting to find a common ground.
It seems to me that the Republican party is in the process of redefining itself after the craziness that occurred during the past election. With so many prominent figures alienating many of the American population there would have to be a major overhaul of the party. It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out but right now is not the time to test the waters. Both parties need to pull their heads out of sand and take a fresh look at what is good for the people. The public is not as ignorant as some would have you believe, we know that there has to be compromise but there can also be unity.
I know I am rambling but this situation does concern me and it will affect all of us in one way or another.
UPDATE: Wow…..Help I’m Falling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congress has adjourned until noon tomorrow with no final decision. Here is an article from the Huffington Post : http://huff.to/UhzWLH.
Sigh.I am now opening another Magic Hat #9 to help restore my sanity.