Thursday, June 30, 2011
Right now, the Democrats and the GOP have reached an impasse over how to solve the budget deficit. In short, the GOP wants all savings to come from budget cuts, and none from taxes. The Democrats are proposing about 17% of the savings to come from closing tax loopholes.
In past times, when this sort of thing has happened, compromises were reached, with roughly half of the savings coming from cuts and half from taxes. But we are living in an age where compromise is a dirty word, and we need to find some middle ground.
What I'm trying to do is simply start a 'meme' here. The politicians are waiting for the public to provide enough support to push the negotiations in one direction or another. I believe that the Democrats (worst poker players ever!) are asking for too little, and we need to return to the classic 50-50 compromise.
How is this supposed to work?
I have no experience with politics or grassroots movements. I've started a simple one-issue facebook page where all you have to do is click on the 'like' button. I'm hoping that you will also click on the little facebook 'f' that's just below the title of this blog post. If for some reason this resonates with enough people, we'll take the next step and share this info with the politicians. I'm hoping some of you are better at this than I am, and have some good advice too!
Maybe this is a crazy idea, maybe not. Either way, I don't expect this situation to last for long. What do you think?