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Democrat Name Calling and Finger Pointing

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Today, El Presidenté made the claim that the GOP was wasting precious time with the Boehner bill in the House, meanwhile the Democrats have yet to cough up anything that works and will even get passage.  Thing is, Obama and Harry Reid have already made the point that they won’t pass anything that allows only a short-term raise in the debt ceiling and basically continue to complain about not wanting to make any real cuts to spending.

Then, Nancy “Queen Bee” Pelosi says that John Boehner “went to the dark side” to get the votes for passage.  And I would have thought a woman of her experience would actually be able to act a little more than juvenile with her claims.

But no matter.  The GOP still has done more to solve the debt ceiling problem than the Democrats have.  The GOP has already produced a budget, something that the Dems haven’t done since they got the the Presidency with a super-majority in the Congress in 2008.  The GOP passed the Cut, Cap, and Balance plan to fix the problem and Harry Reid has tabled it, with the promise of a veto if it ever got to his desk.

In short, since “Dem-Blonde Debbie” made the point that the Democrats “own the economy”, then I would say that, despite what the GOP does, the Democrats have already claimed ownership of this mess.  They are standing in the way of their own bills, and pushing the government to the brink of default. 

So, Mr. President, you and your people are the ones wasting time and all of this is now your party’s fault.

And you were calling for change…

I can’t wait for the change of 2012 when the American people give you a pink slip.

Written by Rick

July 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm

The Voice of the Adversary: SEIU and the Debt Ceiling

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Sometimes, not very often, though, I will read the e-mails that I get from the Lib-Crat opposition to hear the kinds of spin that they put on.  Today, I got an e-mail today from the SEIU with the following silliness:

The New York Times reported on a debt ceiling deal that would make deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security benefits without asking for an ounce of sacrifice from corporations and millionaires.

The bill would add millions to the unemployment rolls and deny medical care to the most vulnerable among us – including many of the people SEIU members care for on a daily basis.

Source: SEIU e-mail from Mary Kay Henry

Once again, lib-crats go after the wealthy as their solution, thinking that the more you make, the more you should have to be taxed.  Thing is, the rich pay more taxes than anyone else.  The top 1% of wage earners pay nearly 40% of all the taxes in this country.  The top 25% pay about 86%.  The top 50% pay 97%.

Sadly, though, the greatest majority of those on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are in the bottom 50%. So, basically this is wealth transfer, plain and simple.

So, basically Mary Kay Henry is telling all the SEIU drones to flood the Congress with phone calls to “save the entitlement programs” keeping the rich to pay for them with no return on their money.  Just like SEIU to play the class warfare card.  But then, they are a labor union; it’s what they do.

Even if we took all the money from the rich, we couldn’t save these programs, that’s why they need to be restructured to be financially solvent. But Mary Kay doesn’t get it. In general, the Dems aren’t getting it.

Read the IRS Tax Data – it’s not that tough a read either.

Written by Rick

July 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Dems Play Race Card in Desperate Attempt to Win Debt Argument

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You know, I really get tired, I mean really fed up and sick of racists like Sheila Jackson Lee who start saying that the reason why Obama is getting static from Congress…

…is because he is black.

Holy crap, really??  REALLY??

I thought the fact that Obama was black was going to work to his advantage, that he was going to be able to get things done because America had evolved to a place where we could elect a president of African heritage.

Well, not QUITE African, but I digress.

So, on the house floor, she suggests that the reason why Obama gets criticized and has such a tough time, singled out as the only president who has ever had a difficult time getting anything done is because of the color of his skin.

Never mind that not once did the topic of race come up during this discussion about whether we should again defer our bills to the government credit card.  Never mind that we completely have a spending problem in the government.  Never mind the amount of waste and uselessness of the 2008 stimulus, or the pork projects, so-called “shovel-ready” jobs created, bailouts, defense spending overkill and mismanagement.  No, all of this argument is because President Obama is a man of color, so all the evil GOP’s are picking on him.

Sheila, you are a miserable ingrate.  You accuse everyone else of being a racist but it’s you who is doing the race-baiting and leveling the vitriol.  You are arrogant and corrupt.  You represent everything that Barack Obama was talking about overcoming with your racist nonsense. 

On the plus side, I guess it also proves a point that I’ve long held that, when Democrats have no other recourse in a situation, they resort to name calling and ad hominem attacks.

Source: The Hill

Written by Rick

July 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Absorb More Debt – George, Are You Nuts?

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“The country could, actually, absorb some more debt in order to get the economy going…use for building infrastructure or improve productivity, it would be a very wise thing to do.”

George, are you freaking high or something?  I mean, we’re all in agreement that you’re a left-wing, globalist nut job who would like nothing more than to torch the US Constitution and use it to light a huge pile of Greenbacks, while letting the UN call shorts from Washington.  But the reason why the world hates us as an economic superpower is because we lead the world while running massive debt – in short, we’re doing it fraudulently. 

We had two different instances where we took on debt for infrastructure projects – they were called Stimulus – did we forget about that?  In fact, out of the $787 billion that was passed in 2008-2009, much of which was supposed to fund infrastructure projects, 70-80% of it remains unspent.  The reason – because companies who would do the work cannot qualify because their balance sheets are weak, rules laid down against borrowing by Barney Frank and Chris Dodd.  So in order to jump start the economy, businesses need to be stimulated, but they cannot because they are suffering from economic stagnancy.  In short, the problem that we’re trying to fix is what keeps the money from flowing.

And Soros wants to add more debt for infrastructure projects.  I’m not a big money kinda guy, but even I know that’s crazy.

Written by Rick

April 11, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Bah, What’s Another Trillion or So?

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Because it’s not their money, and it’s not even our money.  It’s our great-grandkids money.

Democrats today announced plans today to kick up the debt ceiling by as much as $1.8 trillion.  It’s bad enough that they do this and kick our national debt to $14 trillion, but the reason they are doing this now…?  Because if they do it next year in 2010, they fear the backlash of losing votes come November.

So rather than take a logical course and reduce spending and not try to ramrod legislation that better than half the country doesn’t want, namely so-called health care reform, the Dems interest is to continue their full court press in implementing as much of their radical left wing agenda and burden our successive generations with a debt that is now approaching 25% of worldwide GDP (currently $60T as of 2008).

Perhaps because they understand that if they take out the public option, they will have to bolster Medicare to get their government-run policy in place and someone is going to have to pay for that.  And since that arbitrary one trillion watermark represents the spending barrier that Congress seems to want to avoid these days with the healthcare bill, well, the only other place to pull the cash is from the government’s Heward’s handy haversack that contains all the money imaginable.  (I guess someone forgot to tell them that their bag of holding was really a bag of devouring.)

In any case, the way that government is presently spending (taking note, again, that President Bush started this insane spending back in 2000 when the national debt was only $5 trillion, not the $14 trillion today), it would seem that their spending is without any sort of fiscal accountability or responsibility.

Because it’s not their money, and it’s not even our money.  It’s our great-grandkids money.

Thing is, again, the Dems don’t have the spine to do this next year, when the money is actually needed.  Instead, they want to do it now, capitalizing on the thought that Americans won’t be so angry about yet another debt raise when it comes time to pull the switch.

How typical.  How pathetic.  I guess they realize that raising the debt ceiling is wrong and they don’t want to take the repercussions of their actions.

Written by Rick

December 10, 2009 at 11:39 am

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