Originally Posted by doggin94it
At some point, "how will this work better for me" (in the short term) has to stop being the litmus test. I'd say that a good time to invoke that rule is when the system is heading for bankruptcy . . . as it is now.
At some point? If you have no faith in the institutions of government because the same people who promise fairness are hiding what they are doing and taking care of their own in the darkness of night why shouldn't we look out for ourselves?
Shared sacrifice can only happen if we have trust in both our institutions and the people who are running our institutions.
Until we get real government reform and transparency not putting Chris Dodd's and Barney Fwanks name on financial reform or having a 2300 page health care bill that's a complete give away to union workers at the expense of doctors and patients, why shouldn't we have a litmus test that protects our own interest.
One thing Obama and Ryan absolutely agreed to gut was Simpson/Bowles. The question is why?