Thursday, March 29, 2012
Sometimes something isn't better than nothing….
The national transportation bill languishes, Congress is doing nothing about stimulus for the economy to boost jobs recovery, important judicial and executive appointments are held up, there is no action on rolling back oil company tax breaks, more or less no action on any of the significant problems facing our country.......yet the members of the House have time to vote almost unanimously AGAINST two budget bills that were cooked up for political purposes and---as everyone knew with complete clarity---had no chance of being approved.
The House also rejected, with only 38 members voting "Yes," a similar sham budget loosely based on the Simpson-Bowles report, with $4 trillion in spending cuts and $1 trillion in new tax revenues. Same old story: Republicans won't vote for new taxes, and Democrats won't support very deep spending cuts that reduce social safety net benefits without new revenues from the very wealthy.
I wish the members of Congress would stop getting all excited about voting "No" on something, and start doing their duty to do what's right for our country.