Compromise and agreement are supposed to be good things.
However, I feel it is important to clarify the way in which Washington has recently been using these words.
When Washington talks about compromise, they mean they'll agree to continue spending our money and intruding on our liberty.
They agree to continue Obamacare, although it thrusts the IRS into the most intimate aspects of our lives. They agree to continue increasing the $17 trillion debt, although it will inevitably cripple our economy.
They agree to continue to ignore the problems with Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, although it is clear that changes are required to protect them. Finally, they agree to not simplify the tax code, although nobody believes it is equitable.
In short, Washington politicians find it easy to agree on ideas few Americans find agreeable.
If you disagree with this kind of compromise, the Blair County Tea Party meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Altoona Holiday Inn Express.