THANKS Super Committee for failing to live up to your super title. Today, the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction hit their proposal deadline with nothing to offer to the people that elected them. Well, to be fair, they did come up with this statement which I’m guessing took them all afternoon to write:
“Despite our inability to bridge the committee’s significant differences, we end this process united in our belief that the nation’s fiscal crisis must be addressed and that we cannot leave it for the next generation to solve.”
- Your inability to work together should mean someone willing to compromise gets your coveted seat in Congress.
- Your significant differences haven’t changed. You knew what they were going into these discussions and yet you weren’t prepared to work them out.
- You end this process united in your belief that this must be addressed? Isn’t that the ONE thing uniting you when you formed the committee in the first place?
- So you’re not addressing this now. If not now, when?
- I would move to France except Europe is a mess too.
- For homework, all 12 members should read Friedman’s book That Used to Be Us.
- Actually, everyone in Congress should read it. Or one of the dozens of books that I’m sure exists with the same message: WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION NOW.
- I’m done venting.
- (For now).
Frustrated Political Communication Grad,