Fiscal Cliff Fiasco
As the fiscal cliff is drawing to a close and with no solution yet in sight, President
Obama saw no reason not to give everyone in congress a $900 raise as reported by
They aren’t the only ones who will see a bump in their paycheck. Obama also OK’d a
raise for circuit and district court judges, and Vice President Joe Biden who will now
make an extra $500 a month or over $6000 for the year.
This is exactly what’s wrong with policy in Washington. Those in power don’t seem as
worried about the people, as they are with their own paycheck.
While a solution for fiscal cliff has been stonewalled, and can seriously affect the
majority of hard working American’s, somehow the President found the time to give
those who can’t make a decision regarding the Fiscal Cliff a raise.
If the government worked on the same principles as all other businesses, especially
marketers, they would realize that you don’t get paid unless you provide some real
value to your clients.
The American people as a collective are the “clients” of the government. Elected
officials are supposed to be looking out for us. Instead, like a sleazy salesman, they
seem only interested in how much they can bilk out of the American people.
As the future of millions of business owners, marketers, and entrepreneurs, hangs in
the balance, President Obama decided a pay raise for congress and other elected
representatives was more important.
What we need is more accountability and less politics if we’re ever going to pull this
great nation out of the economic slump (which by the way was another mess created by
our “dear leader’s.”)
Is it really that hard to decide to raise income-tax rates on family incomes above
$250,000? Sure there are other issues involved in this Fiscal Cliff debacle, but this
seems to main point of contention.
What if the government actually had to produce something of value for the American
people instead of steadily raising taxes, fees, and increasing regulations to increase
revenues….all so they can ensure themselves a pay raise?
This isn’t right, and we need to change it.