Sunday, November 27, 2011

A drop in the bucket

A few facts:
  • The current Congress cannot adopt a budget that binds a future Congress.
  • The targeted spending changes of the so-called "Super Committee" amounted to less than 5% of the projected spending over the planning period (10 years).
  • There were no spending cuts in the charter of the "Super Committee." Government spending increases in every plan given serious consideration.
  • It has now been over 940 days since the U.S. Senate has passed a budget of any kind.
My opinions:
  • The President and Senate have both abdicated their authority and have shown themselves to be fiscally irresponsible.
  • The Democratic party, and its primary constituents (unionized government labor), are demonstrating a blatant disregard for the fiscal health of our country, in favor of their own personal well-being.
  • Unionized government labor is becoming a ruling class and is attempting to make that status permanent.