The leadership has now averted the much-talked-about fiscal cliff ,
which was never the threat that it was purported to be. Rather, it
provided a wonderful opportunity for the do-nothing Senate to craft
legislation that supports the president's agenda of wealth
An honest analysis of the bill makes it clear that it really doesn't address the fundamental problems of massive federal deficits as far as the eye can see. In fact, over the next 10 years it increases the national debt by $4 trillion.
The GOP can't simply blame the Democrats, because they have the ability to assist on passing meaningful legislation that would cut the deficit and they didn't do so. Furthermore, Congress will never tackle this problem for the simple fact that they are more concerned about who will be blamed, rather than finally addressing the serious problem. Only an outcry by we the people will give them the courage to act forcefully and substantively.