Friday, December 7, 2012
Fiscal Cliff/Schmiscal Cliff: My Best Advice on that Ongoing Story Is to Ignore It for the Next 2-3 Weeks...
But here's the thing. That agreement is not likely to be reached until the very last minute, meaning the last week of December. Until then, you'll see day after day of endless, sleep-inducing "stories" about partisan posturing, alleged "negotiations," and "fears" that we might actually "go off the cliff!"
Ignore it. Pay attention in 2-3 weeks, but no need to waste your time now. If the gop-ers had more of a hard-right-winger House Speaker than John "Party Time" Boehner, then there might be more of a risk of "going off the cliff." But all indications are that Boehner and a strong sect of his fellow gop-ers are very committed to ultimately reaching an agreement, lest they be blamed by the advocate "mainstream" media for failing to do so (which they would be).
Regardless, once an agreement is reached, it still changes very little. It doesn't change the stifling and ever-growing $16 trillion national debt and $1 trillion plus annual budget deficits amassed during the Obama and W Bush years that neither of these two awful rotten parties cares anything about getting under control.
So others can waste time following the daily minutia of the "fiscal cliff story" this month. I think I'll watch my DVR'd episodes of F/X's "American Horror Story" instead. That show's not nearly as frightening, after all, as what's been going on in Washington the past 12 years.