...is that everyone gets something they don't want, and they have to live with it.
Even though the jobless rate just rose again, and the economy is in full-blown disaster mode, it looks like the stimulus package (which is clearly being designed to get support from both sides) is going to get heat from fellow Democrats, too.
I'm not saying that to be a good Senator is to fall in line with the President, but for the love of God, be real. The Senate passed the Wall Street Bailout faster than it appears they intend to pass stimulus for the average American citizen.
Hopefully this is all just bluster (Obama hasn't even been sworn in yet, after all) and when it comes down to brass tacks, they'll get it done. Nonetheless, the Democratic leadership in the House and Senate appears addicted to shooting itself in the foot.
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.