Thursday, November 24, 2011

Compromise vs Concession

12 of our elected Representatives failed where the remaining 523...failed. Both sides of the poorly-nicknamed "Super-Committee" blame each other for the gridlock, with one side refusing to consider hiking taxes (a stance which President Obama supported) and the other side refusing to cut spending (a stance which President Obama supported).

Both sides said they "compromised", but that can't be so, because "compromise" is an outcome, a result of two parties agreeing to offered concessions.

Ayn Rand said it best--(paraphrasing) "In any compromise between good and evil, only evil can benefit." There comes a point in time when the gridlock between the legislative bodies and the executive branch is a good thing...after all, every piece of "legislation" enacted into law, by definition, is a restriction on the citizenry. I'm not sure about you, but I am sick and tired of conceding America's future to a wealthy group of people who only care about their re-election.

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