Congress dug a deeper hole

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Not surprisingly, the hyped supercommittee was a failure from its inception. This disgraceful, half-hearted attempt to bridge the artificially inspired political gap between the Republicans and Democrats was nothing more than a transparent smokescreen intended to do something about the public appearance of congressional inaction and ineptitude. Guess what, Congress? You have dug a deeper hole and the blame game goes on to the detriment of all concerned. While no one in the administrative or legislative branch should escape criticism, the Democrats deserve fewer whip lashes than the extreme right wing of the Republican Party led by the pseudo-president of the U. S., Grover Norquist and his lackeys. Again, an unelected representative of a minority of the American people. We deserve much better then this self-serving demi-god. The main GOP folks would do themselves a great favor by letting him crawl back under the rock from which he came. Regardless of one’s political persuasion, we need to quit politicizing the current crisis and stop playing for time after the election (from both sides). With somewhere between 60 and 70 percent of the electorate favoring targeted tax increases, tax reform and entitlement reform, waiting for the next election will only exacerbate the problem, not be the cure. It will not be rocket science where the next election is headed. (Hang in there Moody’s and S & P). Geary C. Tiffany, Auburn