Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yogi Berra and a Game of Chicken

("Republicans in House Reject Deal Extending Payroll Tax Cut")

In the immortal words of Yogi Berra, it is deja vu all over again. Once more we stand on the precipice, as we watch a Republican created disaster unfold. Soon al-Qaeda will have a higher approval rating than Congress.

Is this another debt ceiling debacle in which we will be compelled to listen to an endless supply of right wing fiction before a last minute 'solution' is imposed? The Republican party can't even agree on its own supposedly immutable belief in no tax increases, including no termination of tax cuts. Who knew the Grover Norquist pledge came with caveats?

And the victims, as always, are those who are most vulnerable among us. In a time of such constant crisis, when there are so many in such desperate need, how can the Republicans even contemplate placing them in greater jeopardy? There is no morality in this game they play. It diminishes them, and our country.

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