The entire fiscal cliff debate is sickening. Maybe I ought to post on it some time, but I have tried to stay out of it. I’d just get eaten up by the sausage grinder myself. In any case, this headline greeted me tonight, “Poll shows support for raising taxes on the rich” and down in the piece it says lots of people are not in favor of having Medicare, Social Security or Defense cut.
Are you kidding me? Of course people want to “tax them” so that “we can keep our stuff.” Asking people’s opinions about this is like asking whether Richard Simmons thinks it’s a good idea to add a mandatory extra hour of gym class for every employee in the country. The point of leadership is to make the hard choices.
To use a phrase making the rounds in the sports world these days,”It’s high time that the American people put on their big boy pants.”