Jul 282011
 

This post has been making the rounds, and I find it both amusing and infuriating.  I wonder how much of a “debate” there would be if Congress actually learned how to spend wisely instead of trying to increase taxes every time they decide that they don’t want to be fiscally responsible.

DEAR CONGRESS,

Last year I mismanaged my funds and this year my family and I cannot decide on a budget. Until we can come to a unified decision that fits all of our needs and interests, we will have to shut down our check book and will no longer be able to pay our taxes. I’m sure you’ll understand.

Thank you very much for setting an example we can all follow.

This isn’t a political blog and I have no intention of turning it into one because most people have no idea about decorum or civility when they can hide behind the anonymity of the Internet. I’ve lived through the childish fights between Commodore 64/IBM/Apple fanboys, NES/Sega fanboys, HD DVD/Blu-ray fanboys, and Wii/360/PS3 fanboys.  Political fanboys are by far the most arrogant and uninformed version of fanboys on the planet.

But I do find it infuriating when Congress talks about debt ceilings and shutdown. They get salaries, perks, and pensions that would make the vast majority of Americans envious, but yet they always seem to exclude their cushy lifestyles when they talk about taxes and spending.  Sure, what they earn is a drop in the bucket of overall spending; but when they continue to exclude themselves from issues of cutting spending and then expect us to believe that they understand what we have to go through, I want to both laugh and punch them in the face.