I’m so proud that Patty Murray, House Democrat, and Maria Cantwell, Senate Democrat, are from Washington state. Both have made comments this week stating that we would be better off going over the “fiscal cliff.” This kind of thinking is what made this country great. We should never compromise with the “other” party. Instead of compromise we should self-inflict credit down-grades, and avoid balancing a budget until we get sufficient leverage over the other party. Why pay our bills anyway? We’re America. People will always buy our debt; where else are they going to go… Japan? Hell the people who vote our Congress, President, and Senate in will only suffer a little bit from their unwillingness to do the job. I mean, why solve such an important issue? They can always go on vacation and push it further out. It’s not as if, voters pay their salary. Oh wait. If you can sift through the massive amount of sarcasm, follow me.
Let me be clear, it is NOT the point of this piece of this article to put down Democrats. These two ladies have been the only law-makers that have made comments implying that it would be beneficial to jump off said cliff. We all know that both sides are equally stubborn. If you have ever had a question about where the House and Senate’s loyalties lie, this should make it VERY clear. Instead of tirelessly working on a Grand Bargain that can lead to avoiding this problem, they are holding strong to their donors’ wishes. This has nothing to do with voters. If it did, they would get this solved. Instead special interests, lobbyists, and large donors have their loyalties. No one is willing to bend for fear that they will not have the flood of donations after all is said and done. Bottom line, all they care about is being re-elected. This fact looms largest: 94% of the time the winner of an election is the candidate that raised the most campaign money. So in essence they know they will win yours/my vote if they spend enough money on the campaign. The only way to do so is to keep their campaign donors, lobbyists, and special interests happy.