Call the woman who can stop the insanity in Washington!Friday, July 15, 2011
The budget talks in Washington, D.C., have been alarming. Not because our country is borrowing money on credit just to pay its regular mon...
The budget talks in Washington, D.C., have been alarming.
Not because our country is borrowing money on credit just to pay its regular monthly bills (hey, half of America does that) and not because we're teetering on the edge of defaulting on our loans as a nation. (By the way, we've been playing this way for years... the debt ceiling had to be raised at least four times during the Bush administration, so this isn't anything new.) What astounds me is the degree of immaturity being displayed by our nation's elected officials.
- Walking out of meetings when things don't go their way (do they still slam doors, too?).
- Peer pressure and taking sides (aren't we all on Team USA?).
- Name-calling. (Okay, they do that all the time, I know.)
- And the kind of stubborn, stomp-your-foot-and-cross-your-arms mindset reminiscent of a roomful of toddlers running high on full-sugar Kool-Aid and Halloween candy.
In the real world where the majority of us live, the grown-ups are expected to act like grown-ups, which means sometimes you have to lay aside your personal preferences for the greater good. How did that go on Star Trek? "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few?" (My Trekkie friends will be correcting me now, but you get the point.)
|Ethan, Caitlin & Luke. Josh hadn't arrived yet.|
I think it's time we call in a mediator of great power and strength. Someone who has demonstrated the ability to manage the most immature individuals of all sizes... It's time we send a strong, capable woman to Washington to bring these immature politicians under control ...
Yep. We need to invite Supernanny to come sit in on these congressional budget talks, because the "big boys" in Washington are acting like they're all still in short pants. Shame on them.