Following is the headline of a Wall Street Journal article of August 31, 2022.
This caught my eye as I was thinking the same thing as daily I peruse Twitter and the news. While I generally disagree with many Democratic ideas, especially from the progressive, deficit generating side, you can’t say they aren’t trying to do something.
On the other hand, what I recall about Republicans is opposition without concrete proposals about much. Where is the “great, fantastic” replacement to Obamacare? How about significant and fair immigration reform instead of moaning about illegal immigrants flooding our borders? Where are the solid proposals to assure Social Security and Medicare are solvent? How about being forthright when it comes to the deficit?
Why didn’t Republicans come up with a better idea to deal with student loans instead of letting Democrats create a “crisis?” Significant and targeted, income-based loan interest rate reductions could have helped. Elizabeth Warren talked about that years ago, nothing happened so now we have deficit generating, mass forgiveness regardless of need or any criteria.
If Republicans as a party have solid ideas about any of this, they sure don’t make them well know.
If I complain about my wife’s cooking I better be prepared to cook myself or go out to dinner – I don’t, but I do and we do anyway.
Years ago my wife and I were at an event where several couples cooked a meal from scratch in the style and with equipment of the 1840s. My job was roasting coffee over an open fire. As I stood there turning the roaster a women behind me kept making remarks suggesting I was doing it wrong. It wasn’t that easy as it was very hot by the fire. I ignored her for several minutes and finally without a word turned and handed her the roaster and walked away. As I left I heard her husband remark, “that will teach you.”