So I was going to go off on a rant about the debt ceiling “compromise”, but this bulbous fake news site beat me to it, but mirrors my sentiment pretty well. I will say this, though. The main reason why I’m an Independent instead of aligning myself to a party is because Democrats are a bunch of knee-jerk liberals, and Republicans are just jerks. Since when was “compromise” defined as, “The opposing side gets most of what they want, and we get none of what we want”? That’s not compromise! That’s called steamrolling!
Democrats are nothing but hot gravel on a freshly paved road! All they do is talk a lot of smack then roll over and shy away from any controversy. Act like real people, and fight for the people who voted you into office!
And Republicans, about what are you complaining? Lee (R-UT) is threatening filibuster, but why??? YOU GOT EVERYTHING YOU WANT! Cuts, cuts, cuts, and NO tax hikes! The sad thing is, originally, there would have been no tax hikes; there would have been repeal of some corporate tax credits, but seriously, f*** corporations! Corporations are doing fine. I need to pay my rent (which is not too damn high, but still...)!
I'm tired of paying high taxes, but I really wouldn't care about that if I knew they were going to a good cause, like fixing my crappy roads and giving poor kids scholarships to universities. I'm even more tired of the rich NOT paying any taxes at all. My old neighbourhoods are going down the tubes because education and health are getting de-funded to subsidise tax breaks for people who don’t really need tax breaks! WE DON’T CARE ABOUT THE RICH! F*** THEM! WHY CAN’T YOU GET THAT THROUGH YOUR HEAD!
...Oh wait…Most of you ARE part of the rich, both Dems and Repubs. Well, I don’t have a video blog, but I assure you, I am making a specific hand gesture directed at the Washington, DC area. It is meant for all 635 of you in Congress. Your real-life portrayal of the final paragraph of Orwell's Animal Farm is impeccable. You have all made it so that the next time I hear the word “compromise” or “debt ceiling”, I get so mad I want to punch a baby giraffe.
Oops, I guess I just ranted after all. But I feel a bit better. J