Simon Cameron, President Lincoln’s secretary of war, said, “An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.” Using that definition we had better hope that we have a lot of dishonest politicians in the federal government.
If the members of Congress who have pledged their souls to Grover Norquist or the electricians union or anything in between insist on redeeming those pledges, the country is going over the fiscal cliff. At the base of that cliff lies not a recession, but a depression.
We owe it to ourselves to monitor the actions of our senators and representatives during this lame-duck session of Congress and to make certain to vote in the future to remove anyone who puts their personal concept of how government should work ahead of the good of the nation.
Arnold Slotkin, Hollywood