“Politics” — shrewd; artful; prudent; judicious versus greedy, controversial. Notice, some of the words mean the same thing. Furthermore, shrewd is cunning; deceptive.
In the ongoing talks between Republicans and Democrats pertaining to the fiscal cliff, violence in schools, the drug war, health care, taking care of the young and old, those who can and cannot afford a college education, I think “shrewd” fits like a fine suit for our politicians.
The next time you see an interview between media and politicians, check out the evasive actions taken by the politicians. When I listen to them, it seems they don’t want to give a straight response to a straight question, and I lose trust with the government.
At the end of 2012, Congress voted the fiscal cliff away. Or did it? Politicians made a deal, and our taxes will go up.
All I ask for is the facts so we can adjust our lives with fewer jobs, less money in our paycheck, a discontinuation of benefits, more deception or solicitation from the banking system, and more gravity pull for the middle class toward the lower class. Meanwhile, the rich keep getting richer.