Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The Tactics of Decision Making: Beware the "Fast Sale" & the Little Boy Who Cried Wolf
"Hurry Up, Hurry Up!" the politician barkers yell, "Hurry up before all is lost". The Bush Administration is pressuring with all its might to ram egregiously bad legislation down the throats of the American people. But not so fast Mr. President! Remember the story of Peter and the Wolf?
Well, Wolf Shit!!
Or, as Dubbya now famously put it, "...fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...ehhrr...ah...Won't Get Fooled Again!".
As Senator Harry Reid stated earlier today, he will not be pressured into a rushed decision. As Reid observed, nothing good has ever come when the Congress was rushed into a decision by the Bush Administration and its choir, the Republican controlled Congress.
Nope. Not this time Bub. Your fanciful and woeful, gloom and doom financial procrastinations won't work their fear this time.
Unlike when the Republican controlled Congress was rubber stamping the Patriot Act, War in Iraq, ineffective K Street Corruption Investigation, the no negotiating provision of the Medicare Prescription Drug Act and the lack of oversight and investigation into the Justice Department Illegal Firing AND Hiring Scandals, this time the Democrats control Congress and they are holding out for the average American's rights; not the billionaire's bailout of the Investment Banking Houses.
Of course we demand drastic reduction in Corporate Officer compensation of the bailed out firms. Of course, as Democrats we demand provisions for affordable mortgages for citizens of modest means. Something that the Republicans are vociferously opposing with all their might.
If fairness and the rights of working Americans means that Congress hold out a little longer and read the fine print, not once, but twice, well that is just the way it has to be then.
And since they have to get it right the first time, yes, it will be worth it!