Government by reality T.V. financial posturing hits its media series fiscal cliff episode end tonight at midnight when the U.S. economy turns back into a pumpkin, frog or whatever.
The fiscal cliff narrative seemed like the 'How Do You Keep a Turkey in Suspense?'joke played on the public by the media. A thousand stories a week on the topic that were essentially meaningless as the citizens needed just to wait for the resolution in the final episode that was written with dual causality one would think today, by the joint committee that got tax increases for Democrats and budget cuts for Republicans more than a year ago when creating 'the automatic cuts that will go into effect tomorrow.
The federal government ought to be the tip of an iceberg of a healthy democracy and work its financial support interests seemlessly. The problem may be the media owned by concentrated wealth instead of being used by the public for internet podcast rebroadcasts that would create a real democratic political environment.
The existing corrupting broadcast media with Rupert Murdoch powered privacy violators probing for anything to exploit as 'news' sometimes through illegal means also has its Wall Street Journal owned by the Murdoch clan, and that in turn seems apropos for an era of dark pool trading, a corrupted Wall Street quantitative trading regime and a downgrading of national economic integrity generally with the poor suffering most both from the ineptness of the politicians corrupted by wealth and the neglect of the poor both in the Obamacare for the middle class plan and the porous Mexican border flooding the market for decadess with cheap labor presently flooding national forests to grow dope for the U.S. dopehead market (no not the Congress).