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Brain-lock Inside The Beltway

oldtexgal Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 7:01 AM
I'm thinkin' "stupid" is accurate. Might add in a large measure of "lazy". The information needed to make an informed decision is available. It simply requires some time and effort to acquire and evaluate. That goes for too many of the people holding elected office, as well. Remember that classic pic of representatives playing solitaire on their laptops while the house was in session? The scandals involving SEC employees viewing and downloading porn on govt computers, while Wall Street crashed? Irresponsible Idiots!

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...