Anything Is Possible
The eleventh hour deal to avoid a fiscal meltdown has become Congress’ modus operandi; this is what they do now instead of simply doing their job in the first place. We just continue to kick the can further down that dusty old road. If members of Congress thought that this latest “last minute save” was going to garner them kudos from their constituents they are sadly mistaken. Public opinion polls show that both parties ratings are still in the skids. The last three weeks have been something none of us want to go through again, and we are all fed up with the political rhetoric. Of course the House and Senate have agreed to convene a conference committee to try and reconcile both chambers’ FY2014 budget resolutions, but any hopes of the conference committee actually reaching an agreement are extremely low, given the track record. Anyone remember the “super committee” from a few years back? I’m not trying to be a “wet blanket”. Perhaps there is hope. Perhaps this conference committee will actually be able to reach a “groundbreaking bipartisan deal” before Christmas. And perhaps we will be able to end world hunger and have true world peace usher in the new year. I guess anything is possible.