Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The One-Percent Solution

According to President Obama, Congressional Republicans and his office are less than one percent away from a temporary budget deal.
I have an idea.
In order to bridge the gap between the Republicans budget axe and Obama's budget scalpel, how about we shut the wars in Afghanistan and Libya down, and the occupation in Iraq?
You know, it doesn't have to be a troop pullout. We can simply have a "peace holiday:" a short-term cessation of all military activities. Let the troops enjoy the sunshine, soak up local culture, and mingle amongst the citizens of those nations.
We'll save bookoo money on munitions, fuel, reconaissance. All of that will go towards funding important things like feeding the hungry back here at home, helping someone find a job, keeping our borders secure, cleaning up the environment ahead of the busy summer travel season, and Social Security checks flowing.
After all, the cynical timing-- after Social Security checks for April had been sent and cashed-- surely did not play into the Republicans strategy, did it?
That should more than close the gap between both sides and allow time for the rest of us to ridicule the Republican budget proposal for 2012 sufficiently that they tuck their tales between the candyass cheeks and suck it up as the losers they are.