Why Does Every Bipartisan Bill Need a Gang(bang)?

I’m (technically) a reasonable person.  I assumed that there were going to have to be some concessions to get the damned budget cut.  And that means not cutting everything we should, or getting everything we want.

But seriously, are they even trying?

The “best” plan out there right now is the Republican Study Committee’s “Cut, Cap, and Balance.”  It would be barely tolerable as a compromise measure, considering it exempts defense, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid (the four things we have to cut to solve the budget mess)  from cuts. Of course it’s been declared dead on arrival in both the Senate and the White House.  Which makes me wonder why the GOP didn’t go for broke and just slash everything by half (which would more than balance the budget).  At least then you’re starting from a point you know you won’t be staying at and have plenty of room to be reasonable.

Then comes the plan from the Gang(bang) of 6.  I always add the bang in parentheses because these plans invariably involve senators fucking their constituents in trying to shove a pile of shit through the Senate despite common sense telling us it’s bullshit.  This one has (so far) a lot of promises of cuts, alongside some “new revenues” (meaning they’re either raising taxes or pulling some accounting bullshit tricks).  As the details become clear, it’s bound to reveal how much of the status quo is maintained.  And therein lies the problem.

Two other “plans” are the McConnel-Pelosi-Reid “Commission) fuckjob and McConnell’s “let Obama fuck us” plan.

And as for the Dems?  Look at their plans to address the budget problems:

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2 Responses to Why Does Every Bipartisan Bill Need a Gang(bang)?

  1. Chris Hiatt says:

    A total and complete collapse of the system is inevitable. We will default (to say we are not already through devaluation of the currency). The question is will admit its inevitability and deal with it now or will we simply continue being an immoral people and kick the can down the road?

  2. I’ll bet on a can kick right into 2013, when things will be even worse. They’ve been doing it for decades, why change now?

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