18th December 2012
Scott Adams nails it.
I’m impressed by the trigger that Congress included in the Budget Control Act in 2011. The idea is that if Congress can’t agree on a better way to balance the budget by year end, automatic and painful spending cuts and tax increases will go into effect. The hope was that members of Congress would act responsibly if there was a gun to the head of total strangers that they don’t give a shit about.
I’ve never wanted to run for Congress until now. The job looks boring, but I’m attracted to a system that punishes total strangers for my bad performance.