It turns out that the Fiscal Cliff is not so complicated after all. Noah Williams-Morrill, a sixth grader at West Reading Elementary Center in Pennsylvania, explains it in one minute.
Seriously, it's just as simple as Noah Williams-Morrill says it is. I know there are many people, many of my friends on the Vine even, who say going over the cliff isn't a big deal. It's a slope, it's a curb, etc. But the truth of the matter is that we shouldn't have to go through this. Things like education and our national security need not be compromised in this way. And when I say that, I mean the tantrum that Republicans in Congress are, once again, throwing.
We've gotten so used to this type of obstructionism in the past two years, so many things we've done without, that going over the cliff would be yet another sacrifice we would survive. After all, we survived our credit rating being lowered. But here's the thing: we shouldn't have to. We know the group who is to blame for our claustrophobic inaction in Congress. The polls show this to be true.
And yet, the Republicans in Congress have no shame. They have no conscience and they could care less about any difficulty they might infringe on society while they are in the throes of obstructionism. They refuse to listen to the American people as a whole, but maybe, they can spare a minute and listen to this kid. At least he is taking a reasonable approach towards their insensitive insanity.
Wishful thinking, I know...