posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 06:10 PM
Yeah, this is a mess and this really is both parties at the Congressional level as much or more than anything. That Super Committee nonsense was
supposed to have been formed to solve this wayyy back but as all may recall, they couldn't agree. Then Congress and the President couldn't agree
So a bad bad deal in terms of a penalty no one expected to really see happen, may actually happen because no one in elected office can put America
first and party second. (sigh) The sequestration cuts are automatic, mandatory and nothing but a compromise between now and Jan 1st can stop it.
Now..these are the moments in the United States where the Special Session powers the President has to call Congress into session whether they like it
or not would come in very handy. It's been done before and Congress doesn't much appreciate it. It FORCES the point and gets the job done though. If
they won't put politicals aside, the entire bunch of them should be compelled to sit on Capital Hill right through Christmas.
Where do you think you're going, Congress? House members, scheduled for a recess that would have released them to head back home and stump for
votes, will be in Washington on Tuesday, Aug. 9, to vote on a $26 billion state-aid bill as part of a special session. That privileged-sounding title
is a bit misleading, though, given that it's the equivalent of getting dismissed for summer break, only to be marched back to class for a special
geometry lesson. The power to call a special session is listed among presidential responsibilities in the Constitution, though Congressional
leadership has on occasion authorized them.
Obama has used it, although not aggressively like this. If things are allowed to "just happen" though, it will be very bad. So doom on them all and
Obama should make them lose their Holidays if they can't do their elected duty, IMO.