On yesterday’s budget vote, Nancy Pelosi said, “What we’re trying to do is save the world from the Republican budget. We’re trying to save life on this planet as we know it today.”
Hyperbole aside (and it’s pretty hard to get past it) what does that mean? It’s like a drunken college frat boy who wants the party to go on forever. Problem is: it can’t. At some point the hangover will come or the liver will give out. And while I’m not particularly thrilled with either option, I’d prefer the hangover, please. It’s preferable to a Greek or even Soviet-style economic collapse, and if things don’t change, I’m afraid that’s where we’re headed.