McCONNELL / KNESSET VOTEInterestingly enough, after I praised the WSJ editorials on the debt issue yesterday, today I have to disagree with their approach.
Their response to the McConnell proposal is an approach that assumes that there will be a deadlock, and therefore seeks to place all the onus on Obama. Under his plan,the public will assume that Obama and the Democrats are behind every increase in the debt ceiling.The Congress would have to vote to "disallow' 4 OR 6 times between now and the election.
Number 1-this is too Machiavellian for me.I don.t think the public will concentrate on how the debt ceiling came to be changed.
2-It does nothing to reduce spending as the Republicans promised before the '10 elections.
3-There is no progress toward a balanced budget amendment.
The threat by Obama to scare seniors regarding their social security checks should be fought and exposed.There is enough money coming in monthly to cover ss,medicare, medicaid and the defense budget.
I also disagree with the statements of American Jewish organizations, attacking yesterday's Knesset vote on those who boycott the products that originate in the settlements.
In general,I believe people have the right to make their own decisions free of govt. interference in commercial matters.Here we are dealing with existential issues for the State of Israel.It is one thing for an artist to refuse to perform in Judea and Samaria.It is another thing to use government funds that support theatres and universities, and attack those area that hundreds of young Israelis gave their lives to guarantee their survival.