What We Have Here Is a Failure To Communicate

Oscar:  Wow….everyone is talkin’ bout how them downgraded America.

MacIntosh:  Yep….busy blaming each other.  The right says it’s because we didn’t cut spending enough and the left is saying it’s because we will not raise revenues.

Oscar:  Which one is it?

MacIntosh:  Neither.  It’s the teabaggers.

Oscar:  The teabaggers caused the downgrade?

MacIntosh:  That’s what S&P says in their report.

Oscar:  It says that?

MacIntosh:  S&P says  “the downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political institutions have weakened”

Oscar:  So they are saying the way we make our economic decisions is broken.

MacIntosh:  Yep.  Then just to make sure people get the message they say  “We have lowered our long-term rating on the U.S. because we believe that the prolonged controversy over raising the statutory debt ceiling and the related fiscal policy debate….will remain a contentious and fitful process.”

Oscar:  Looks like S&P peoples don’t like hostage taking as a policy.

MacIntosh:  Exactly.  But just to make sure they added more… “ The political brinkmanship of recent months highlights what we see as America’s governance and policymaking becoming less stable, less effective, and less predictable that what we previously believed.”

Oscar:  So its wasn’t because we spend too much or because we tax too little….they just don’t  like they way we is making decisions.

MacIntosh:  Yep.  And, I think predicting how people would spin this, they made a special point of saying “Standard & Poor’s takes no position on the mix of spending and revenue measures that Congress and the Administration might conclude is appropriate for putting the U.S.’s finances on a sustainable footing.

Oscar:  So is all the politicians working now on how to improve theirs process?

MacIntosh:  Nope.  The right wing is saying it’s because the left will not cut entitlements and the left wing is saying its because the Republicans will not raise taxes.

Oscar:  Which just proves S&P’s point.

MacIntosh:  Exactly.

Oscar:  Howse did we lose our ability to compromise and work together.

MacIntosh:  Teabaggers.  The new teabaggers in the new congress were willing to let the country default to get their way.  They swore they would never raise taxes and refused to negotiate…S&P, for one, thinks they should have sworn to do what is best for the country.

Oscar:  But they thought that not raising taxes was the best thing for the country.

MacIntosh:  Everyone always thinks what they are doing is best…its what’s we do when we can’t all agree that S& P does not like.

Oscar:  (Southern accent) Whats we have here is a failure to communicate.

MacIntosh:  Exactly.

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2 Responses to What We Have Here Is a Failure To Communicate

  1. Well, you half right, the other problem is the fucking complete lack of leadership by Obama… He never had a plan never a budget in the three years…

    You remember his White house budget director Peter R. Orszag, resigned after 18 months on the job, he publicly stated he couldn’t get anyone to address the budget for his reasons for leaving…

    Again both parties are at fault….. If Oscar and Mac stopped sniffing each other’s butts as dog’s do naturally, they would see whats actually happening. .

    “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness”…

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