Today I am again reminded that we need more civility in our discourse.
Mitt Romney lost. Obama won. That doesn't mean that anyone should crow over anyone else, that anyone should shout out obscenities at anyone else, that anyone deserves to be treated as less than a human being. I'm talking to both sides, here. There is NO reason to be uncivil. To quote other civility advocates: sure, you have the right to say anything you want. But it doesn't make it right to say anything you want. If we start listening to each other, we might just learn something.
Meanwhile, I stand by what I say in that we are doomed. We have to raise the debt ceiling again, already? And be downgraded again? How long until the government checks start bouncing? Obama spends our money like water - in fact, he's more careful with water! Obama admitted a long time ago that he wants Taxmageddon to remain (rather than get to real spending cuts other than defense) even though he publicly says he is waiting on Congress. All that means is he wants to blame the taxes on Republicans. That is not compromise or even a desire for compromise. That's politics.
Be prepared: the FICA reduction expires Jan 1, 2013, and you'll pay 6.2% again. Not to mention all the other taxes that hit every single American in Taxmaggedon. Read it and weep. And call and plead with all your Congressmen and women to cut spending now. Ironically, if Congress does absolutely nothing, according to the CBO the economy will be impacted immediately but we'll recover from it quicker because of the spending cuts detailed (which Democrats might otherwise eliminate). I fully expect this level of tax increase to throw us immediately into a recession, if not depression. And there will be no way out without cutting spending (meaning no way out for four more long years with a president unwilling to compromise).
Government is too big, takes too much from us, is too big of a burden, so it must be cut down to size. There is no other way.