Fool me how many times? I lost count.
I’ve really been trying to stay away from politics lately. It seems to be as good for my friendships as it is for my digestive system… but I am absolutely furious today.
First, the American people have been lied to, cheated and stolen from and we’re apparently ok with it. Nearly 2 years ago, we had a budget battle play out over raising the debt limit. The Republicans demanded massive spending cuts, things they knew they couldn’t get, all for the apparent purpose of grand standing. As useless as the argument was, the office of the president, specifically Jack Lew, recommended an even more useless compromise. Raise the debt limit immediately, put off cuts for a year while a commission studies the problem and then fails to make any recommendations and if no solution can be found cut budgets willy-nilly (this has now become known as sequestration). Over the last two years we’ve had several budget battles and elections which have repeatedly pushed sequestration down the road (all the while both Republicans and Democrats have been claiming the $1.1B in “savings” over 10 years). Worse, pretty much every “compromise” completely eliminates sequestration (the only real “cuts” we’ve seen in 10 years)… and the Rs and Ds will still claim the cuts!?!?!?!? Now… we have Nacy Pelosi, Stenny Hoyer and even Obama himself gallivanting around blaming the compromise on the Republicans (say what now?) and no one is calling them on it? Really people? You may not want your Social Security or Medicare benefits cut, but could you at least give a damn that you’re being blatantly lied to?
Second, for all the people out there who are thinking (but not saying) that I’m a crazy gun nut conspiracy theorist who sees nothing but government corruption… vidication is mine! I am 100% positive at least 90% of those reading this just rolled their eyes (assuming you actually read the link)… however, let me remind you, we have to pass the bills to know whats in them, because reading the laws to understand their impact is apparently not necessary. You may not believe, like I do, that guns exist in our society to protect the other rights, but how the hell do you expect to get your rights back once we pass a few more laws without reading them that grossly infringe your rights while the government is slowly eroding your ability to do anything about it? Tyranny though incompetence is still tyranny.
I honestly can not describe how angry I am… I won’t sleep tonight.