Monday, November 21, 2011

Oxymoron of the year.

If you look at the headlines from over the weekend you see most prominently: "Expectations dim for a Supercommittee deal."

Putting the word expectations in the same sentence with Supercommittee is the oxymoron of the year, maybe ever. Who in their right mind thought real debt reduction was going to come out of the Supercommittee? 

I said this since the Supercommittee idea was proposed in a post on August 1, and more recently in this post: What was not obvious about the stupidity of the Supercommittee idea?

There is one thing I wish to change in that post.  I said at the end, if we end up with higher taxes or devastating cuts to our national security, via military cuts, then House Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell should lose their leadership positions.   I now feel, even if the Republicans stand tall and say to hell with the sequestration, we will not allow those cuts to our national security, Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell should still lose their leadership positions for going along with the Obama administration in putting our national security up for grabs.  

It is my hope and feeling that in 2012 we will have a new GOP president, along with majorities in the house and the senate.  In those new majorities it should not be Speaker Boehner or Majority Leader McConnell.

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