Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Doing Nothing in Washington
I'm taking a day off but I thought I'd leave you with some information on what happened in Washington yesterday – nothing.
Here's another news flash for you: House Speaker John Boehner and Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia met privately with President Barack Obama at the White House on Sunday about the looming debt ceiling. Nothing happened.
Meanwhile, a new CBS News poll tells us that 71 percent of the public disapproves of how the Republicans are handling the debt ceiling issue.
They're not happy with Democrats either giving them a 58 percent disapproval rating on the issue. The president gets 48 percent disapproval.
What effect does all this disapproval have on our leaders? None.
Today, the House votes on a tea party endorsed “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill that proposes a Constitutional Amendment requiring a balanced budget.
Even if the bill passes the House, it cannot pass in the Senate. So what will come of this vote today? Nothing.
Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Given the focus of Washington, you'd think the U.S. has no problems at all.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Alice Leichter: My Love Affair with Color