As always, I must be honest. I am not a fan of the deal hammered out in the Senate. It is a piece of work at best. The first thing that caught my attention was the fact of a permanent tax cut. We as a nation of responsible adults can not afford a tax cut for any of our citizens when we have yet to pay for the wars we started. I am keeping it plain. We must start paying down the loans given to us for the wars we started. We do not need to allow these loans to accrue any additional interest. It is wrong to put this bill on our children when the wars were not fought for our children.
Although I was against the wars, the Bush tax-cuts of 2001, and every other GOP waste of the projected surplus left by the Clinton Administration, I am prepared to work to get our nation out of this unnecessary debt. Yes, it means more beans and rice in my home but I would rather beans and rice now than on the table for my grandchildren. The truth as I see it is we can not cut our way out of this mess. We need to spend money on our infrastructure, education, science, and our healthcare. The time to cut will come but cutting the social fiscal safety net is not showing fiscal responsibility
The only good thing about the House's reaction today is it shows the GOP obstruction for what it is. Although I am not a fan of the deal hammered out in the Senate, it would have been better for the GOP to have voted on the bill today. Today's infantile behavior by the House is showing the GOP to be corporate owned pawns more concerned with corporations than the people. This behavior must be addressed in 2014 and in our local/state government. Enough is enough.