To all: my wishes and prayers for God's blessings on you and yours for a blessed 2013.
The news from Washington today, however, suggests that the year is starting off poorly. The GOP on Capitol Hill (GOP = Gutless Old Poops) seem to be displaying their usual lack of spinal and intestinal fortitude. From CNS News comes the report of the Senate's vote to "stave off the fiscal cliff". In other words, the GOP is capitulating to the Messiah Most Miserable and to Dingy Harry and going along with their scheme to postpone real spending cuts. Only 8 senators voted against it. Some of those 8 were Democrats; good for them!
Now it goes to the House (by the way - aren't revenue bills supposed to originate in the House?). We can pray for a New Year's miracle that John Boehner will actually conduct himself as a leader instead of the "Weeper of the House". That would be a welcome surprise.
In the face of this "fiscal cliff" package that raises taxes by $41 for every $1 of tax cuts, the Messiah Most Miserable issued an "executive order" to raise the pay of Senators and Congresspeople (boys and girls, can we say "bribery"? I salute Michele Bachmann for her move to reject that pay raise. Click here if you can't see embedded video.