Welcome to America! The home of the
brave spoiled rotten, bought and paid for politicians and the land of the free politically ignorant electorate.
8/2/2011 Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 was signed into law, after being approved by the House of Representatives 269 to 161 and in the Senate 74 to 26 (including Senator Mitch McConnell). Fast forward to 12/28/2012 and the same folks that voted for Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 are acting like they're surprised that the $1.2 trillion cuts in the Budget Control Act (BCA) are actually going to take place January 1, 2013.
These same politicians have also known, for months, that tax rates would be going up for everyone January 1, 2013. Yet they, Congress, have seen fit to do nothing!
Where is the outrage from the American people? There is no outrage and that is the problem. The American electorate, for the most part, is politically ignorant and the members of Congress like it that way.