In the ass and then tarred and feathered and run back to Africa. And while we are at it, in the manner of Al Capone in his infamous rant in “The Untouchables,” Harry Reid?!! I want him dead. Nancy Pelosi?!! Dead. All those other communist bastards in the House and Senate? Dead, dead, DEAD!!! Oh, and Secret Service, screw you, it’s my right to want anybody I want dead, and to even blog about it, because this, dear friends, is a freeeeee fucking country. At least for a little while longer.
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies . . . Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
Hint, he wants to raise the debt limit $2.5 TRILLION until after his (he hopes) presidential inauguration. The answer may surprise you.
Even a blind pig finds an acorn occasionally:
“The Establishment is in a panic. It has been jolted awake to the realization that the GOP House, if it can summon the courage to use it, is holding a weapon that could enable it to bridle forever the federal monster that consumes 25 percent of gross domestic product.
“To bully and blackmail the GOP into surrendering the weapon and betraying its principles and signing on to new taxes, that establishment has unleashed rhetoric more befitting a war on terror than a political dispute.”
But if the Republicans had not taken control of congress we would not even be having any discussions about cutting the budget. Hell, we’ld probably have Porkulus II and III and IV ad nauseum. Nobody ran on raising taxers–not the Pubs and not even the Dems. So we would not be having any discussion of raising taxes during this double dip recession.
But since the Pubs expressly campaigned on cutting government spending, suddenly Dems are trying to tie spending cuts to tax increases. The Dems don’t give a fuck about deficits. They only care about spending increases. And tax increases give them more to spend in the long run.
Hold firm Republicans. The one tool that you have in your arsenal is the debt ceiling. As soon as you
cave raise the debt ceiling, your leverage evaporates, and it is business back to as usual in Hog Heaven.
From a Human Events article by Merrill Matthews —
Obama’s Record Energy:
Gasoline was $1.67 a gallon then. It’s now $3.79.
Food: Average cost of a gallon of milk was about $2.65. It’s about $3.50 today.
Housing: The median cost of a home was $229,600. Today it’s $217,900.
Budget deficit: We fell $438 billion short of balancing the federal budget in 2008. We missed it by $1.4 trillion this year—nearly four times higher.
U.S. debt: Total federal debt was $10.7 trillion then. It’s $14.5 trillion now—nearly 50% higher.
Unemployment: Then, 7.3% of Americans were unemployed and 9.1% are unemployed today.
To be fair, not everyone has done poorly under Obama. Federal government employees have made out like bandits. Mercatus Center (George Mason University) economist Veronique de Rugy noted last January that “federal employment has grown by 98,000 employees since the start of the recession.” And USA Today reported last year: “Federal civil servants earned average pay and benefits of $123,049 in 2009 while private workers made $61,051 in total compensation, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.”
[Get rid of the fucking hope and change…]
Darn those pesky Republicans for not raising the debt limit!
Obama and Democrat’s running away from actually proposing a budget reminds me of the classic cereal commercial for the new kind of (Life””) cereal the boys were afraid to try: “You try it?” “I’m not gonna try, youuuuu try it!” “Hey, I know, let’s get Mikey to try it! He hates everything!” [crunch munch crunch] “He LIKES it! Hey Mikey!” [I was able to quote it almost verbatim from seeing it 35 years ago…they don’t make commercials that good very often.] Obviously, the Republicans are Mikey, and they are the only ones proposing a budget. It is much easier to poke holes in somebody elses’ proposal than to actually propose one yourself. Besides, you can never be accused of proposing “unconscionable,” “inhumane,” “cruel,” “un-American,” “unfair” and/or “hateful” budget cuts if you never propose any budget cuts.
Obama is a genius! Just remember class, it’s Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin who are the real dumbies!