Miracle on Pennsylvania Avenue

It's the most wonderful time of the year -- budget season!  The last time our two favorite political parties got together for some holiday cheer, we had deals offered and offers rejected and a bipartisan super-committee to keep everyone in line.  The only thing we didn't get was a solution. But this time will be different.  Invigorated by his re-election, President Obama won't stand for any more nonsense or can-kicking this time around.  Why such urgency?  Because if Congress doesn't act before we pour out the champagne and ring in the New Year, "a typical middle-class family of four will see their taxes go up by $2,000."  Thus, the White House is urging the sacrosanct middle class to let their representatives know just how much two grand means to them and shame the naughty Republicans into being nice. Meanwhile, the nation once again has its back up against the pesky debt ceiling.  So the president has also proposed doing away with the nuisance,...(Read Full Article)