Welcome to the Fight of the Fiscal Pipers, luring public opinion with merry melodies. Time to bring back education before the bout (rout) proceeds: The American Social Contract is embedded in our Constitution. See http://constitution.org/soclcont.htm. Keep that in mind as you, the voter, consider social goals in fiscal responsibility.
I. Here is one warring Camp, one piper piping.
Ask, ye curious, does he have a leg to stand on?
“Many of our Democrat colleagues just don’t seem to get it,” he said. “Throughout the fiscal cliff discussions, the president and the Democrats who control Washington repeatedly refused to take any meaningful steps to make Washington live within its means. That position is irresponsible and fails to acknowledge what every family in America already knows: when you have no more money in your account and your credit cards are maxed out, then the spending must stop.” Obama and GOP Gear Up for Next Fiscal Fight, New York Times.
Nay! Neigh! No leg to stand on!
Spending without revenues is the problem. And, of course, waste-correction.
Fiscal Piper will need revenues to get anywhere. Hellbrunn Palace, Austria
II. Analysis: Camp. Sir. So -- Who controls Washington? Democrats do not control Washington. The House and the Filibuster do, did, and intent to continue. Who refuses to take meaningful steps to live within means? Everybody knows some mistletoe, no, everybody knows that a family has to add to revenue, somebody gets a job, a second job, as well as spending on waste has to stop. Simple. And if somebody got undue advantage, a free ride while others paid the bills before, equitable clawback.
III. Remedy. Revenues, Equity.
With the obvious need for revenue considerations in any budget discussion, home-family or nations, consider this correction to the Camp Piper:
When you have no more money in your account and your credit cards are maxed out, then
A. Spending on waste or narrow special interests must stop,
B. Revenues to further the social contract must go up (in a family, somebody has to get a job or a second job; in the public setting, taxes are increased; and
C. Taxes must be reformed to prevent unjust enrichment in the future. Hoards enabled to be hoarded by malfeasance (laws counter to the social contract, for example) or waste of government funds (pocketing) shall be subject to equitable remedies, Fiscal Regurgitations, including from Blackwater or whoever they call themselves now, proceeds to add to revenues.
Remedies. See http://www.schwartz-lawyer.com/practice-areas/equitable-remedies/.