Sunday, March 24, 2013

I don't really have much to say. I'm having trouble thinking up a coherent and polite way to express the anger and outrage I feel over the way this Congress is acting, the way the Republican party is acting, even the way my president is acting.

I mean, seriously, Paul Ryan's *new* budget? What's new in that outline to destroy the social safety net and French kiss the wealthy? I guess the Republican House members don't remember that Ryan's budget, along with Ryan, were soundly defeated in the last election. You know, that one we had back in November, 2012? In fact, the House republicans seem to have completely forgotten that election. And they seem to be heavily into ignoring all the public polling ~ at least all the polling not designed and paid for by them ~ that shows they are clearly out of step with the rest of the country.

And Harry Reid, bless his heart, just can't believe the Repubs would fillibuster anyone, since he believed them back when he could have gotten rid of the fillibuster, but the Repubs promised to behave nicely and not use it. Of course we should believe them, right? And Harry, again, deciding not to try to pass an assault weapons ban, because he wanted only the one he thought could pass. Really?

And Obama? Even though trashing Social Security isn't in the Ryan budget, Obama is promising to put it on the chopping block anyway. Huh? I'm not a mathematical genius, but I do understand that the chained CPI he's offering hurts retirees, a lot. (I am not a retiree, btw, but I will be in the next 5 or 6 years.) It would be lovely if just once, Obama's rhetoric and Obama's actions matched.

That's it. All I can say right now without ranting and spewing ugly language and thoughts.