Once again the rich get away with murder. No repeal of the bush tax cut for the rich in the debt ceiling deal announced last night. There should be rioting in the streets by the middle and lower class. The budget cuts will not hurt the rich, only the middle class and the poor. Not exactly a shared pain philosophy. It is outrageous and hard to stomach. But the people just sit around like dumb cows and accept it.
Hector Balderas, NM Dem candidate for Senate. was asked on TV the other night what he thought of the budget impasse in DC. His answer was indicative of how he might act if elected. Instead of saying something insightful he said, "Senators and Congressman should not get paychecks until things are fixed." This is just sound bite drivel and shows no real grasp of the issue. I know he is probably smarter than this, but the spin doctors will run his life it appears. He should fire who ever advised him to say that.
A friend called me last night and said that the Republicans and Democrats would have a joint dinner tonight to celebrate the deal on the budget. The GOP will be served baloney and the Dems will be served chicken.
This whole thing with former Albuquerque Public Safety Chief Darren White will grow a life of its own. Everyone should not waste time on it now that he has packed his bags. There are many other things the City Council and Mayor need to be working on. The bottom line is that White's wife should have been tested for DUI or drugs on that traffic stop. Period.