Why the U.S. Can’t Get a Budget Deal Done

Alan Simpson - Caricature

Alan Simpson – It Can Be Done (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Wow – talk about Capone, Hoffa and the maffia! The Republican’s in the U.S. put them to shame when it comes to intimidation and control. If you want to be a member of the “inside club” and keep your powerful position, you better go with the flow and sign the oath real fast!

The “Good Old Boys Club” of the Republicans a new member better sign a vow to refuse to vote for any new tax on the rich boys. One prominent voice of the “Good Old Boys Club” states – “Republicans have always come around, even if it takes a little pressure.” HOLY CRAP!

When he hears about someone wavering on the pledge, he has a simple routine, he says. “Every time this happens, I call the guy and say: ‘I just want to make sure we’re on the same page. I don’t want to have an argument,’ ” he said. “But if you really want to raise taxes, I do want to have an argument.”

Grover Norquist is the man behind the GOP’s famous anti-tax pledge – the two decades-old pledge that, once signed, binds lawmakers (The Republican Good Old Boys) to a promise that they will never raise taxes.
The pledge has been signed by all but 16 of the incoming Republican members of the House of Representatives — and all but 12 of Republicans currently in Congress.

Is it any wonder that no progress can be made. The rich boys club is bound by an oath that sees them ostracized if they waiver on their promise.


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