The role of Speaker of the House is to get folks on both sides of the aisle to pass legislation that will help the American people and keep our country moving in the right direction.
Speaker Boehner must stop acting like Wile E. Coyote
Someone better send a memo to Speaker Boehner because he does not seem to understand that prime point based on how he blames others for not being able to create compromise and consensus between the Democrats and Republicans in the House. Many people might make the joke of saying “well, it’s like herding cats.” Not so, cats are smarter than what is going in Congress these days.
Time for Congress to Focus on What Really Matters–Jobs, Jobs, Jobs & the Economy
We are finally getting the economy going again and now the gridlock in Congress could harm that momentum. Is this something that perhaps some Republicans want to happen? It’s like saying, “if you don’t want to come to my party, then I’ll just ruin yours.”
You know, the kid who throws a tantrum and pulls the table cloth off the table while doing it. That is what it seems the Majority party in the Congress are doing right now. Their obsession with the debt is getting boring when many economists have warned that we need to continue strengthening the economy at this time instead of weaken it.
George Lakoff said in an article, “Why Ultra-Conservatives Like the Sequester,” on the Reader Supported News:
Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz, Robert Reich and other major economists have pointed out that the deficit is not an urgent economic problem and that, to the contrary, the economy would be helped by an increase in public investment and harmed by drastic cuts. The Sequester would hurt the economy, millions of people, and the country as a whole.
Lakoff claims that the right wing of the GOP want to show people that government can’t work so they are deliberately doing things to make it not work. And, they want to hurt the President.
Whose Moral Issues Are Wrapped up with the Sequester?
Lakoff states that that ultra-conservatives think the sequester is a moral issue. If that is why some ultra-conservatives are gleeful about the sequester, I think we need to have a dialogue to understand that it is not very moral to throw people out of work for an orchestrated financial crisis which would occur if these folks continue along the path of believing they are helping this country as they are destroying it. Lemming Logic