While the media continues to insist there's a "fiscal cliff" and "no deal in sight", the President and the rest of Washington are headed out for the holidays knowing there is already deficit reduction policy in place to take effect on January 1, 2013.
It's called new tax rates and sequestration.
Maybe they will just let it happen and make that long overdue down payment on fiscal sanity.
Establishing lower rates for 98% of Americans, or cancelling the sequestration cuts commits the nation to ever larger deficits and debt.
If your household budget were teetering, what would you do ? I know what I have done in those situations is take another job and cut as many household and personal expenses till I could to ride out the storm.
In my case it worked, so I have adopted this crazy notion it could work for a whole country.
Some bromides for you.
If you are short of cash to pay bills but refuse to work overtime or holidays, then you are not really short of cash.
If you eat out every night and have a new four wheeler but are behind on your mortgage, then you made a choice.
I just got a notice my county taxes are going up 7% and my cable bill by $15 a month. That means I won't be spending Christmas in Hawaii, but am glad I was able to take a few days last week to drive to see family in NC.
Rationale people adjust their spending and income to meet reality. Washington never has had to.
With no deal, Obama heads to Hawaii