Today I'm happy it is the new year and won't have to hear about the fiscal cliff** anymore. That has apparently been resolved in the early morning hours in Washington.
However, I haven't listened to the latest news at mid morning. Knowing the rancor and intractable nature of the sociopaths/psychopaths in those legislative seats, it would not surprise me that the House decides not to pass what the Senate passed.
Personally, I don't make resolutions. Never have. New Years day is just another day. However, here are a few suggested resolutions for the members of the Federal Legislatures.
- I will represent and create legislation -- with no loopholes or exceptions -- for all the people in my district or state; not just the members of my party or those who have bribed me for votes or paid for my re-election campaign.
- I will negotiate in good faith with other legislators realizing other viewpoints are valid and come to a common ground of understanding to achieve good legislation.
- Instead of talking to the media talking heads to make legislation, I will spend my time negotiating and talking with other elected legislative members.
Something akin to those words in their oaths of office would be much better than the words of the current oath (enacted in 1884):
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.Enough of resolutions.
Time for another cup of tea.
**The term "fiscal cliff" may now be out of the media daily headlines. However, no doubt within a week there will be a new phrase created by the media to describe the latest crisis in Washington.