As you all know, our brilliant lawmakers finally came to an agreement at the final moments to raise the debt ceiling. They also were able to comprimise on cutting some spending over the next 10 years to try and help our overall debt situation, which they seem very proud of. But unfortunately, the amount of cutting they agreed to didn’t even come close to solving our problem. There’s going to have to be a lot more pain felt by a lot more people before this is really gets fixed. What they’ve done, it seems to me, is kick the can down the road far enough to get past the next elections in 2012. Problem solved… at least until then. This way, we can all re-elect our great leaders for yet another term of lawmaking. I don’t know how much more of their lawmaking the stock market can handle!
Don’t take this the wrong way, it is a step in the right direction. We just need them to take many more, and much bigger steps.
I thought this cartoon said it all…thanks Jack for sending it!