After a nice month off Congress is back for an abbreviated session and I hope many who were blind, mute and “dumb” by living in the bubble in DC have had their eyes, ears and mind open after hearing the anger and concerns from their constituents.
I was speaking with good contact, Rep. Paul Ryan yesterday after the show and we got to talking about Mid-Terms. I told him I was afraid some voters might not get out in the Mid-Terms because they would think they votes were “in the bag” and would stay home. Ryan told me he thinks Americans will go out and vote because they want to insure “change”. He told me a story how he was at a rally in his district this past Saturday and it was raining. He said it was packed. Ryan believes the emotions running this mid-term election will keep the fire in the voters belly and get them out to the polls. I hope he’s right.
Ryan is one of the few who gets it when it comes to the economy and solving its problems. He made a great analogy yesterday on Squawk and again with me after the show on how the two parties differ. Right now the administration wants to redistribute the pie. Take away from others and give to another group. The GOP wants to grow the overall pie. I think Americans want a bigger piece of a bigger pie. I’ll call it “super sizing” the economy. Problem is our deficit is morbidly obese and the extra calories Congress has forced fed it has to be addressed.
I believe there is not just one magic bullet to anything when it comes to solving a problem. Its normally a basket of ideas that gets the job done. Right not the fight over
the Bush Tax Cuts is going full force and the political posturing has officially started. I wish politicians knew what compromise was. I know, laugh. I wonder if you polled how many politicians were bullied when they were in school has to be a high number. Now its their turn to be the bullies and they having the time of their lives.
Yesterday, McConnell said on the Senate floor. “I’m introducing legislation today that ensures that no one in this country will pay higher income taxes next year than
they are right now.” Come on! That’s nice to say that but we know it won’t happen. Just another camera play. To be honest, I’m shocked we haven’t heard from the O-ministration yet that they want to put the Bush Tax Cut talks on C-span. Its still early yet, so who knows. The O-ministration loves to paint the other side as not working together and a brawl in front of tv cameras over the Bush Tax Cuts would be something right up their alley.
Bottom line our economy is bumping along the bottom and in desperate need of some healthy stimulus. Our bodies don’t stay healthy eating peanut butter M&M’s (but boy do I wish it could!) you have to eat a balanced diet. But balanced is something that left Washington years ago. American’s need to bring it back.