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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Dread Dormomoo is a smarty every day.

We were discussing the addiction to "compromise" so prevalent in Washington.
Compromise is averaging between two or more things that work in the given situation to varying degrees.

I preached on Sunday. I could have worn an Armani suit, I could have worn a tunic made from a flour sack. I could have worn jeans and a t-shirt. I do not own either an Armani nor a flour sack tunic. I have Jeans and t-shirts. I compromised and wore a button-down shirt, tie, cuffed, pleated trousers, and a jacket.

Teh blistering hotness, I know.

Any of the choices would have served to cover my corporeal pulchritude, but I compromised on budgetary and event-drawn lines.

The "debt ceiling" issue is not compromise at work. They took two schemes, neither of which will work, and appeased as many groups as they could. Appeasement, not compromise.

I am reminded of Prof. Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady" as he sings "I'm an Ordinary Man":

Let a woman in your life, and you're up against a wall,
make a plan and you will find,
that she has something else in mind,
and so rather than do either
you do something else that neither likes at all


In other news, The Dow is crashing. Down 264 points.

But, but, but...we PASSED the Debt Ceiling increase. That fixed EVERYTHING!

Just like TARP did.

Just like The Stimulus did!


Michael W said...

Do we want results?

OK . . . when the so-called "leaders" in this country find their salaries and perks threatened in the same way as the taxpayers, then we will have results. They are not affected, so they can play this however they wish.

The Aardvark said...

I believe that it is time for a wholesale withholding of funds from the GIVEmint. File it under "They can't arrest everyone.".

Of course, Ben Bernanke and His Magic Helicopter will swoop in to dump Treasury printage to douse the flames of discontent.

CunningDove said...

A friend asked me what I think of the Debt Ceiling Bill. I told them, "BOHICA1"

Michael W said...

I have personally felt that each elected official should only rate a salary similar to the average earning power of people in his/her district (with the President's salary fixed at the national earning average). In short: require our elected officials to live as closely as possible to the conditions enjoyed by their constituents.