"This Aint Nothing" goes the great country and western song of a few years back. I was thinking about that song as the deadline passed for Congress to reach a budget deal. What happens 15 years from now? No vote can save us then. Medicare will be out of money and social security will be bleeding as well. Then what? That's the real budget crisis.
In a country choking on unaffordable entitlements, the Obama Adminstration has crammed down one more unfunded entitlement on a wary public. This simply makes the clock tick faster toward America's impending insolvency.
The US is on track to go broke. Whatever happens now is irrelevant unless it tackles the entitlements. Putting this off, even for a year or two, makes it almost impossible to fix and guarantees the country's eventual insolvency.
So, why not fight now? Shut down the government. That's better than business as usual, which simply guarantees an eventual shutdown that no Congressional vote can then alter.
If the Republicans cave, then they deserve to be defeated in 2014.