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When we find ourselves in a pickle, it’s a good idea to ask: Where did we go wrong?

I’ve often probed how America got itself into the present mess. I’ve noted how easy it is for politicians to lose touch with the common sense of the American people — so much so that they cannot even imagine balancing a budget while they are in office.

Further, I’ve often castigated Republicans for betraying their promises to cut spending.

But what of Democrats? Where’s the common sense?

When President Obama proposed a non-military pay freeze on federal workers, the Democratic National Committee’s “Organizing for America” (OFA) QUANGO asked its supporters for help. Fine. But what happened? The Democratic base went ape. Bananas. Noodles-out nuts.

Example? David Dayen of the FDL News Desk. “We’ve officially gone around the bend,” he wrote, thereby going ’round the bend. He characterized the carefully worded letter sent out by OFA with a “this is what we’ve been reduced to” snipe.

Dayen and too many other Democrats think their ideology means always increasing government worker pay. Even if government workers prove almost impossible to fire, have great benefits, and comparatively high pay, they must not be asked to make a tiny sacrifice. Not even while others suffer.

If these partisans’ core concern were really helping Americans, including the poor, they wouldn’t be so fixed on keeping federal pay as high as it is.

But, priorities, you know.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor

5 Comments

  1. Jay says:

    OBAMA SHOULD SET AN EXAMPLE. HE AND HIS WIFE SHOULD REDUCE THEIR “PERSONAL STAFFS”-LIKE HAIRDRESSERS, DOG HANDLERS, ETC.

    AND CONGRESS SHOULD DO THE SAME-AND CUT THE PAY OF THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, AND THEIR PERKS. ALL AS A START.

    THEN DISMANTLE MANY OF THE USELESS WELFARE FOR BUSINESS PROGRAMS, LIKE FARM SUBSIDIES, ETHANOL SUBSIDIES; RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AGENCY (STARTED SOME 75+ YEARS AGO, TO BRING ELECTRICITY TO THE RURAL AREAS-WHERE NOW THE COUNTRY HAS ELECTRICITY ALMOST EVERYWHERE EXCEPT POSSIBLY SOME REMOTE VIRTUALLY UNINHABITED AREAS.

  2. bruce stark says:

    I agree with Jay but you are all wrong that federal employees can’t be fired. I earned a living for over 30 years defending those wrongfully fired. I took only those cases which had merit. I often rejected firing cases which I concurred in.

  3. Drik says:

    Being a liberal means never having to say your responsible.

  4. Ellen says:

    First step — federal employees should not be in unions. I also wonder — if like Obama — some of these people have been investigated before given jobs. Many years ago I worked for the government. Before I was employed I had to submit a copy of birth certificate, be investigated, and finger-printed. And that was for a low level clerk’s job.

  5. Ellen says:

    Should have said “if like Obama some of these people have NOT BEEN INVESTIGATED. oops! He would have been investigated if he applied for a low-level government job and without a copy of the birth certificate he would not have been hired.

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