“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” HL Mencken
It appears, under the leadership of Paul Ryan, that the Republicans are proposing a new budget. I have not read it, but I did read an article that hated it, so I feel well informed. The people are to be given a choice between a budget that is guaranteed not to pass and contains real cuts to the size of the US Gov., or the proposal by Democrats, which literally does not exist as they have decided to pass no budget this year. Oh, and apparently Republicans want to beat up old people, step on the necks of the poor and throw orphans into the snow. So your choices are as follows:
1. Cut government spending in a bill that is certain to fail and is therefore a political maneuver prior to an election. And when it fails, no cuts will have occurred.
2. Pass no budget, continue spending like there is no tomorrow, and don’t worry about the math because… hey, what could possibly go wrong?
3. Go get breakfast at Waffle House. Their cheesy eggs are awesome and the hash browns aren’t too shabby either. And I am certain to get some of the most interesting people watching of my day first thing in the morning.