The old saying goes, “another day, another dollar". I am not sure of the origin of this wisdom but in today's political parlance it is "another day, another $ 4 billion dollars", the approximate amount the Federal deficit increases each and every day. So, what are these days bring us?
Politics in Washington has settled down in the past few weeks. The President is out campaigning, of course, having given up long time ago trying to actually lead, attempt to suggest any realistic or constructive solutions to the problems the country faces or make any real decisions. And, why not? He will have plenty of time to do as he deems fit after the election. His substantive inactivity is probably for the best, as while good at recognizing problems, he is horrible at the solution part.
Mr. Romney is out re-organizing his campaign for the general election now the bruising and inane primaries are over. Plus, there is tons of money to raise. In addition, he has to worry why he has all these problems. We are told by the mainline press and liberal pundits, Hispanics do not like him, women do not like him, young voters do not like him, blacks do not like him, the 99% resent him, the 1% will not vote for him, unions hate him, environmentalists despise him, dog lovers diss him, and conservatives do not trust him. Kind of makes one wonder how he got this far and how he would he ever stand a chance against such a well-liked, successful and capable incumbent President presiding over a united country boasting a thriving economy and a fiscally sound government.