We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
From the Washington Post this graphic shows the gross difference between the Obama budget and the comprehensive reforms proposed by Republicans in the House. Go to the link to see the differences between specific areas of the budget.
If not now, when? This is the domestic duel of the century that will shape your and your children's and grandchildren's future, as well as the future of peoples around the world who may not have a strong US to rely upon.
Listening to Hugh Hewitt on the radio Tuesday afternoon, he makes the important point that if Republicans are backed down in this week's haggling over miniscule budget cuts to the 2011 spending, then we've lost the fight for the larger reforms in the 2012 federal budget and programs.