I realize I’m coming to this a couple days late, but does Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid not understand the irony of calling for “shared sacrifice” (by way of higher taxes on ‘the rich’) in a Nation wherein one percent of the population covers nearly half of the entire income tax bill, and one tenth pays about three-quarters of it?
For that matter, all this talk of reaching a “deal” between the Republicans in the House and the ever-absent leading-from-the-rear Administration seems to me to be pretty overly done: I always thought the “deal” was that the president would be given the authority to continue to spend money we don’t have and cannot afford in exchange for, well, simply spending less of it. What am I missing? And why should that deal be so hard for him and the likes of Reid to accept?
Wouldn’t it be nice if the concept of “sacrifice” extended to those in Washington for whom the ultimate sacrifice would be to not spend other peoples’ money?
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)