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Brain-lock Inside The Beltway

djones Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 12:22 PM
I hear the chronic complaining about Washington. I vote, petition my representatives, attend rallies. and where does this count when we are losing country. I live in Indiana and no one confesses they voted for Obama. Bull, Indiana had plenty Obamaites but they flock for the gates to colect their hand outs than admit freeloading. . Anybody know the answer?

It's at times like this I'm ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway.

Well, that's probably not specific enough since I'm usually ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway.

Still, the second you try to explain the stupidity of this "fiscal cliff" fiasco to a normal person, it makes William F. Buckley's famous declaration that he'd rather be governed by the first few hundred people listed in the Boston phone book than by the faculty of Harvard seem all the more reasonable.

While there are some responsible politicians and policymakers in Washington, if you look at the whole place...