The latest foray into self-destruction is the latest version of a "Balanced" Budget Amendment being put forth by the House GOP. The Amendment allows those in Washington to spend however the hell much they want, and removes the two-thirds supermajority vote to raise taxes. They have handed Obama and the Democrats a gift with this crap. Already the White House is coming out in opposition, knowing it will play well with the media, and hurt the GOP. Dunces!
It is supposedly a means to get spending under control, but it will only lead this, and future Congresses, to spend as much as they want, and raise taxes in order to bring the budget into balance. But what if they cut spending? Not going to happen. When was the last time the Government actually made any real cuts? When government says they are cutting spending, it is always a decrease in the amount of money they have already projected they would spend - what they call baseline budgeting. They never really cut any spending - only a decrease in the projected increase.
To my conservative friends around the country: We need to primary as many of these "establishment" turncoats as possible, and get rid of the weepy Boehner, spineless Cantor, as many of their minions as possible, and put new "conservative" leadership into the GOP House and Senate. We have the numbers in Congress. Now we need cojones.