Admit it: That’s a great title! I agree with Peggy Noonan’s initial points about Barack Obama’s inability to contain and control spending: I don’t like debt, and acknowledge that my discomfort with it may actually be detrimental to my life. I wish the USA would get spending under control; I am no mathematician, however I …
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There’s No “I” In “Kumbaya”

Admit it: That’s a great title!

I agree with Peggy Noonan’s initial points about Barack Obama’s inability to contain and control spending:

I don’t like debt, and acknowledge that my discomfort with it may actually be detrimental to my life. I wish the USA would get spending under control; I am no mathematician, however I have read too many people explaining the “doomsday debt” to not believe them.

I agree with her main point(s), and I dig this, too:

“He didn’t try to exercise dominance over his party. This is a largely forgotten part of past presidential negotiations: You not only have to bring in the idiots on the other side, you have to corral and control your own idiots.”

And I like that she feels comfortable criticizing her own “side” and even (seriously) ruffling that “side’s” feather (though not in this piece).

This article just feels too partisan; too many commentators focus on castigating the “other side”. “The Democrats are wrong!” “The Republicans are wrong!”

Ultimately I can’t shake the feeling that the Democrats (“No cuts!”) AND the Republicans “No taxes!” are BOTH really out to lunch here.

At the same time, both are right: taxes should rise to support the programs and spending people want, and cuts should happen to preserve those programs that people desire.

Articles like these, like Congress, just keep the “conflict ball” rolling instead of looking for a cooperative solution.

And that makes this cat sad.

:-(…..