I don't often do "political" commentary, but this is one of those occasions.
The Republicans in Congress are just too despicable for words. Their tactics are nothing short of extortion, holding America hostage to their narrow minded religious ideology and their dangerous objective of destroying any and all government programs that serve ordinary people and the poor. Yet they insisted on keeping tax cuts for the wealthy - tax cuts that just about every sane and reasonable person views as not only illogical, but counter-productive.
What is so difficult about balancing a budget: it takes both spending cuts and increasing revenue. The Republicans want to do it only by cutting spending. It doesn't work.
When you think how the wealthy not only get richer by the minute off the backs of the working poor and middle classes (whoever they are) and are also siphoning off wealth/dollars from the general economy, it is no wonder that there's not enough cash to run the country. Couple that with the Bush era spending on war - spending that did not go into our economy but instead drained it, it's no wonder there's no money to run the country.
The wealth of the super-wealthy for the most part contributes nothing to the economy - they're certainly not spending it at "Mom and Pop" stores, at Sears, or in any significant amounts on American goods and services. They "amass wealth" and "amass more wealth" but put nothing back.
Even a child playing Monopoly (if they still do) can tell you that if one player gets all the money and all the property the game is OVER - everyone loses. There's no more fun to be had. The real object of Monopoly is that the game goes on and on. Taking all the money is subversive.
And the super-wealthy in these times are more than greedy, they are truly subversive. And the Republicans are like ass-kissers hoping to get their payoff from these untouchables - those who, no matter how bad things get - never get touched by hard times. The Republicans are deluded and delusional. They are too despicable for words and just as subversive.
May they get their just rewards.