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About That Fiscal Cliff

Incredulous2 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 7:59 AM
When the politicians live by the same laws they pass for everyone, I'll applaud. When the politicians demand every dept. of gooberment begins the budget process starting at zero, instead of base-line, I'll applaud. When the politicians can show they've got a life to get back to after having served two terms and no more, I'll applaud. When the K-street lobbiests pack up and leave for lack of business, I'll applaud. When a large majority of citizens realize gooberment isn't God, and each is responsible for his/her own actions and the ensueing consequences of those actions, I'll feel we've moved toward our foundational principles as a country and people.
BigOlBear Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 8:43 AM
Have you heard of this proposal that is going around for a 28th Amendment? Goes like this ...

"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ."

It takes 38 states to convene a Constitutional Convention. How do we get this started?
Yikes, we're headed toward a fiscal cliff! It will crush the economy! Or so the media and politicians tell us.

The "cliff" is a series of tax increases and budget cuts that automatically go into effect Jan. 1 unless Congress acts.

Will Congress act?

It will! I see the future: The politicians will meet and fret and hold press conferences and predict disaster. Then they'll reach a deal.

It will just postpone the reckoning, but they'll congratulate themselves, and the media will move on.

America, however, continues to go broke.

"They're not going to admit that we're bankrupt, and they won't...