You Darn Disruptive Voters, You
As experts sort through the options for our rulers concerning what to do about that dratted debt thingy, one of those experts, former Republican Senator Alan Simpson, let loose what he thinks of this thing called democracy. Per The Washington Post,
Simpson also warned that the November elections could add another wild card to the work of the commission. "I have no idea what's going to happen on Election Day but it's going to be disruptive . . .," he said. "It's going to be a big wake-up call around the whole United States. I have no idea where it's going, but thank heaven we have a month then to work through the wreckage."
So sorry to disrupt and wreck, Senator. And here everything was just so copacetic before we disruptive citizens showed up.
Just to recap, in 2006 both houses of Congress went majority Democrat. From then to the end of this year, a mere four years, federal debt held by the public will have grown from about $5 trillion$(37% of GDP) to almost $9 trillion (60% of GDP). At the same time, unemployment more than doubled, from 4.4% to 9.5%.
The total federal government - Presidency, House, Senate - is under the control of one party, the party that passed an $800 billion stimulus a bit over a year ago and a $1 trillion health care bill a few months ago. The party that gave us those entitlements you say are causing all the problems. The party that won't even bother to vote on a budget before the Great Disruption coming this November.
Frankly, I hope we disrupt and wreck the heck out of your little plans, Senator.
Old senators never die, they just keep getting appointed to expert commissions.