o now, now we begin all the talk about the looming fiscal cliff. What? This freaking thing has been looming for decades! This is not new NEWS at all.
It’s just another case of once mainstream media gets a taste of a story to keep their tickers moving THEN everyone starts talking about it and the brew-ha-hah begins. Look, I don’t know about any of my readers but myself, I’ve considered myself to be on a collision course with a bit of a fiscal cliff as well. The fix for me is pretty simple really. I have two choices. 1. I can spend less money that I don’t even really have yet., or 2. I can try to earn more money.
That’s it. There is no secret or magical elixir available to make it all better. And, just because I see people with things that I like that I can’t afford doesn’t mean that should get to have them too unless I enact one of the two measures outlined above, Step 1. or 2.
But back to the GoverNOT for a minute. You know I can see how a budget as massive as this country’s could get away from a group of 5-600 elected officials from time to time. I mean there are natural disasters, wars, terrorism, plagues, all kinds of nasty things that you just have to whip out the credit card sometimes. I get that. But, once you hit the $5, $7, or maybe $10 Trillion dollar limit, something has to be done or that card is gonna get cancelled!
So here we are 30 days away from this looming “fiscal cliff” with a debt somewhere around $16.3 Trillion dollars. And, it increases by $3.87 Billion dollars every day. We can argue and bicker about taxes vs. cuts all we want, but one thing’s for sure. We had just better grab one another’s hands, close our eyes, floor it, and Thelma-n-Louise this jalopy off this fiscal cliff to see what happens on the other side, errr, at the bottom.