Yesterday Mitch McConnell tried to get a vote on the President's tax plan, the one Tim Geithner presented a few days ago. No dice said Harry Reid. In fact, the Democrats have shown no urgency in addressing the issue (crisis) apart from beating up on the Republicans. Poor Boehner is clueless, he still thinks the Democrats are interested in cutting a deal. This guy ain't the brightest bulb on the tree.
So, after hour of intense thought, pints upon pints of IPA and several major-league, premium stogies, I have concluded the Democrats actually want to "go over the cliff". There's just too much good stuff there in terms of tax hikes etc. to pass up. Now, in the spring, when the economy is in the tank and those who have a job see their paycheck shrink significantly, the Democrats will push "tax relief" for the middle-class (along with massive spending increases for "stimulus") to mitigate the Republican caused, politically motivated recession all designed to "sabotage" Obama's second term. It's a win win for team Obama!!
The Blog: A compendium of thoughts on politics, world affairs, economics, pop culture and social issues, from the center right perspective of me--Bryan McGrath--a University of Virginia graduate who spent a career in the world's greatest Navy keeping my mouth shut about politics and social issues (ok, publicly keeping it shut). Those days are over! I've also invited a few friends to join in, so pull up a chair and chime in where you will. Keep it clean, civil, concise and relevant.
The Fish: The fish is a "coat of arms" for the blog, symbolizing three formative influences in the life of the blog founder. The first is his experience at the University of Virginia--symbolized most importantly by the fish itself, or a caricature of a "Wahoo", the fish we have acquired as an informal nickname. Additionally there is the sword, the sword of a Cavalier. It is not wielded in a threatening manner, as this is a civil blog. But it is there, should it be needed. Thirdly, there is the influence of 21 years in the Navy--symbolized by the anchor on the Wahoo's fin (and again, the sword) . Finally, there is the bowler, tuxedo, and monocle, symbols of a refined, intellectual conservatism, or what I seek to encourage here.
The Policy: I take FULL responsibility ONLY for what I write. I do not take responsibility, nor will I be held responsible, for what my guest bloggers write or for what those who offer comments write. I will occasionally exercise my right to edit/delete both blog posts and comments if they do not meet my view of what clean, civil, concise and relevant mean.