August, 2011: Caving, Caving … Caved
Well, the Republicans caved again, this time during the federal debt ceiling crisis. No surprise there. They always cave. But, this time it was a massacre: 156 to 0 in football terms.
What is it with Republican politicians? Are they not very bright? Or, are they just spineless?
Obama got everything he wanted and more. He got his debt limit hike, a massive $2.1 trillion, which he will begin spending as soon as his birthday celebrations are complete. He also got bragging rights for being president when the crisis was averted. Then, so he could pretend the deal wasn’t a slaughter, Obama instructed his sycophants to wail and moan that Republicans had hosed his poor liberals. This his sycophants gleefully did and with a straight face to boot. They are good at what they do.
What did the Republicans get? Why, they got a whopping $900 billion cut in federal spending. One slight problem: Those cuts play out over a ten year period. So, it’s really $90 billion a year on average. That’s chicken feed, working out to about one dollar out of every forty of the $3.7 trillion the federal government spends each year. So, for example, instead of wasting $40 billion on some inane project, they will only be able to waste $39 billion. Yippity-doo-dah.
Wait, it gets better. The Republicans theoretically negotiated further cuts of $ 1.4 trillion. Trouble is these cuts must be made by a soon-to-be-formed committee of 12 senators and congressmen, six from each party. This Super Committee has until Thanksgiving to come up with something. If they don’t, so-called “triggers” will kick in and mandatory cuts will be inflicted, mostly on Medicare and the military.
Who comes up with this stuff?
Does anyone remember that Obamacare already contains huge cuts to Medicare? If the Super Committee does nothing (and, you can bet your rent money that’s exactly what will happen) – Medicare will be on life support. Good luck to any seniors who come down with anything worse than the flu.
By the way: Kudos to the handful of Tea Party Republicans who manned up and voted against the disgusting copout bill. And, kudos to Americans everywhere who support the Tea Party. Obama and all the liberals are deathly afraid of you. This is why they keep vilifying you. First they called you Nazis. Then they called you racists. Now they are calling you terrorists. Yes, TERRORISTS. This is the height of irony, being as liberals can’t even bring themselves to apply that word to American-killing Muslims.
The liberals will never stop. They fight dirty and they have plans – short range, mid range and long range – for the destruction of America.
I wish conservatives would just fight, period! – even if they can’t bring themselves to fight dirty. And what a bonus it would be if they would actually come up with a plan to save this country.