Posted by: twotrees | July 26, 2011

“…we are disjointed individuals, but not a society.”

 The heat in Washington has been turned up as the past week’s worth of offerings have been rejected by one of the three factions trying to win the day:  President Obama and his spending cut, close loophole plan, John Boehner’s cut $1.2 trillion while increasing the debt cap by $1 trillion plan and Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s (read Tea Party) Cut, Cap and Balance proposal.

Who knows which of these is best for the country – or will even work in the long run?  No one, not the experts on the hill, nor the talking heads on the tube.  Who will lose if a decision isn’t made to increase the debt ceiling by next Tuesday?  We all will.  For an easy way to see a lot of interesting numbers asthey change in ‘real time’, go here:  http://www.usdebtclock.org/

For my money, the president’s mention of a Thomas Jefferson quote tonight in his speech is worth repeating  “‘Every man cannot have his way in all things. Without this mutual disposition, we are disjointed individuals, but not a society.”

Get it done and let’s move on…

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