Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Act One of Kabuki Theater Appears to Be Over

at least for the time being. These idiots in Congress will kick the "crisis" down the road until Obama says we must gut Social Security and Medicare to avert a crisis.

All the while, of course, giving more handouts to the crooks who trashed the economy in the first place.

The sudden flurry of action in Congress follows weeks of gridlock in the nation’s capital that prompted a prolonged government shutdown for the first time since the mid-1990s.

The theatrics culminated on Tuesday, when House Republicans failed to rally around an alternative to the emerging Senate plan floated by Boehner and his lieutenants as conservatives balked at the proposal. The ordeal laid bare many of the dividing lines that have plagued the House GOP for the past two and a half years, and ceded leverage in the spending fight to the Senate and Democrats who control that chamber.

People out here in the real world know this is all a bunch of bullshit, but they seem at their wit's end to know what to do to correct the problem.

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