Get your burp bag because you are going to be sick. And our congressmen/women are suppose to be watching the chicken house.
If the traditional description of the political parties wasn’t evident enough before the payroll tax/UI kerfuffle, it certainly is now: Democrats are evil and Republicans are stupid. Democrats are evil for insidiously driving up the deficit, perpetuating unemployment, lying about Social Security and passing short-term unworkable Social Security tax holidays for political gain. Republicans are stupid for a) having Mitch McConnell as Senate Leader and b) coming back to fight the evilness… but then failing to fight it. They should have outflanked the Democrats on the tax cut and waged a separate battle over Unemployment Insurance (UI). Instead they begged Democrats to come to conference with them, a losing proposition from day one.(Read More)