Originally Posted by Irish Stout
The biggest thing I'm tired of in politics is this straight up bickering. Calling people libtard or rightards or nut jobs doesn't actually help us develop an honest discourse to building a better political and government arena. The lack of willingness to compromise, even on the neighbor to neighbor level, shows us that we're more concerned about our own unique positions than we are concerned about the greater welfare and development of the country as a whole.
So... for whatever its worth, I am willing to compromise and match cuts in spending to a certain level and we can start with Public Broadcasting (which I am an avid supporter of), if we can match it on something else like subsidies to oil companies. There, thats 0.024% of the budget, but we can all agree its a start. So the question is, why the hell isn't this actually being done and working in our government? We don't have to do it all at once in a big package, start with the little **** and work through it first.
When you have the right absolutely refusing to accept _any_ revenue increases, you can't begin any real talk about any real solutions.
Any real solution is going to require working the problem from both a spending and a revenue angle. So far, only the left has given any indication that they are willing to do that. The ball is in the right's court to stop acting like petulant children.
When most of the congress critters and senators on the right have been bullied into a pledge to *never* raise taxes (Grover Norquist) you know you have a bunch of spineless politicians and a short sighted electorate.