02 August, 2011
Pissed off again.
The FAA is down to air traffic control only. Congress, on a much smaller scale is stuck because of the same thing, desire to regain power in the Senate and Presidency. Tens of thousands of jobs are put out because the Rethuglicans won't compromise at all. The key sticking point is a Republican rider that makes it harder for air and rail workers to unionize. They are shutting down thousands of jobs because they want to make it harder for workers to unionize. How un-surprizing. Obama has screwed up over the last few weeks working on the deficit. It isn't a deficit problem... it is a recession and economy problem. He has let the Republicans define the debate to be about the deficit when what he was handed was a recession and the need to recover. The Republicans failed since Reagan to do anything about the debt when times were good and now are screaming about it now that we have to invest and pull ourselves to get out of this recession. They know this. They don't want the American people to realize we were driven here by their actions and inaction. They want to regain the Senate and White House in 2012 at all costs. Jobs and the American economy is a small cost to them.