Thursday, July 14, 2011

Compromise In Washington In Debt Talks a Farce

I'm not the first, nor will I be the last to blog about compromise as related to politics.  Wikipedia defines compromise as to make a deal where one person gives up part of his or her demand.  Compromise does not mean both parties give up something.  Where compromise becomes a farce is that we have no idea what Obama's plan is that he would allegedly be compromising on.  All we know from the media is that he is trying to compromise with a bunch of republicans who won't compromise on raising taxes.  This is extremely poor leadership, but shrewd political maneuvering  on the part of Obama because it allows him to take any and all positions.  The bummer is that it doesn't allow the court of public opinion to debate the "Obama plan" the same way as they are with the Republican plan, like the Ryan budget.
For this reason, I'm so thankful for the debt ceiling debate and yes, I'm thankful for the republicans to not compromise on raising taxes. I'm thankful because this might be the first time principle stood against principle in government in my lifetime. We get to see the principles of obama contrasted with those of common sense and responsibility.

1 comment:

Kansas Bob said...

Should be interesting to see what sort of "compromise" they will come up with - if any at all.