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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Cliff! What Cliff?

Did you jump or stand on the periphery and watch the orchestrated mambo-jumbo by both parties (Dems & Repubs) as they made the (almost) exact deal most us expected back in mid-summer?

There was absolutely no valid reason for the American populous to have been put through this rigmarole for the past six months.

Rigmarole is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language as (1) Confused, rambling, or incoherent discourse; nonsense and (2) a complicated, petty set of procedures. I believe they hit it right on the nose. Right!

We have seen wild fluctuations in the market and big drops for absolutely no reason whatsoever. We have seen oh, so many days of no action other than name-calling. Any non-productive term one can bring to mind can be attached to the D.C. goings-on!

We all knew they would rush at the very last minute to a compromise, somewhere just to the right (or left) of the middle, depending on your point of view, so that each side could claim to their constituency that they had won in the end.

Constituency is defined by the Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. (1) the body of people who are eligible to vote and elect a leader or (2) a group of supporters or potential supporters.
Right again?

Here I would question if we really got what we, the people voted for—I don’t think so. There are some that would disagree to a varying extent in both directions.

We voted for this!


But we got this!

I think the only winners here are those that make their living from the transactions lobbying with the congress and those that make their living charging a fee for transacting the business of buying those stocks that go up and down as a result of the actions of those lobbying with the congress.

The rest of us just pay, one way or the other.

We had our chance to change this course for approximately 5/6ths of those in the D.C. area—the entire House of Representatives, 1/3rd of the Senate and the President. We failed to do our part!!!

By the time our chance to take action on this stage comes around again (2 years down the road), we will have forgotten our displeasure and fall right back into our no-action ways.

Who out there thinks there is a chance in the world that there could be a recall election of those members who won reelection or had a bye and will move on into the next version of the same-ole-same-ole body of derelict operators residing in the seats that actually belong to us?

Derelict is defined by:

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (1) run-down; dilapidated (2) neglectful of duty or obligation; remiss.

Collins English Dictionary - a person who is neglectful of duty or obligation

Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition - lacking a sense of duty, negligent

Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition - lost; adrift; hence, wanting; careless; neglectful; unfaithful.

The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus - (1) failing to fulfill one's responsibilities or obligations; remiss. (2) abandoned, because of failure to function.

Take your pick!

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