There are two things that really don’t make any sense to me in the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” debate.
The first is the considered opinion of everyone involved that “sequestration” is a bad thing when it was a bipartisan law passed by a GOP House with broad democrat support and through a democrat senate with over half of the GOP signing on then signed by the president.
But there is a second question that I found odd that isn’t getting a lot of play.
We are told by both sides that we have to do X because of the election. The left says the GOP has to give into the president because he won re-election, the right says the president has to give some because the members of the House won re-election and the senate says nothing because they don’t want to remind people that Democrats have control (and responsibility) for half of congress.
This makes no sense since the congress that WAS elected won’t be sworn in until Jan 3rd.
If we as a nation are going to make decisions, one way or the other, based on the election, why not simply let the congress that is coming make these decisions? Let sequestration come, and then let the new congress do what they were hired to do when they were hired to do it.
And if we don’t like the job they do, well their contracts come up in two, four and six years.