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Jindal: Obama, Congress Are “Psychologically Incapable of Getting our Fiscal House in Order”

Stuart65 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 3:26 PM
I don't understand why we allow these ideas to be laughed at by our Washington elite and we as Tax Payers simply shrug our shoulders and walk away thinking there's nothing we can do? The Washington elite work for us, and yet we act as if we work for them and every day that passes we relinquish more of our freedoms to these FEW people. These are notrecommendations or suggestions these are demands by the American people. No one "recommends" that you balance your check book its common sense. Why allow the Washington elite to behave at a different standard?
Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 6:36 PM
The moment someone complains about some "elite" you can stop reading--they're just some addled doofus who is repeating what they've been told to complain about.
natch Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 3:28 PM
Have you found a way yet to stop them? Apparently not.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has penned an interesting op-ed in Politico today in which he recommends four structural reforms congressional Republicans should pursue vigorously during the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations. They are as follows (emphasis mine):

A federal balanced budget amendment. States have balanced budget laws, small businesses have to balance their budgets, and families have to do the same. This is an idea that is supported by virtually every American who does not live in the 202 area code. It’s common sense. It is also laughed at in Washington. When you mention the BBA as a solution, they...