Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Debt Ceiling Debate - Liars and Losers on display

I have been watching the debt ceiling debate with absolute disgust. Seriously, I am on the verge of vomiting from the outright lies, distortions, political games and typical Washington foolishness. Never in my life have I witness such dysfunction!


First we have Obama who has now taken to flat out lying to the American people. Today on CBS News Obama was asked a straight forward question about whether or not Social Security checks would go out next month and here is what the Liar In Chief said:






CBS News: President Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3 if Democrats and Republicans in Washington do not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit in the coming weeks.
"I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it," Mr. Obama said in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, according to excerpts released by CBS News.
This is a bold face lie, plain and simple. The Social Security Administration claims to have $2.5 trillion surplus. Monthly expenditures for Social Security is about $60 billion. How then on God's green Earth can Obama say with a straight face that he cannot guarantee seniors will receive their on August 3rd?

Obama should be shown the door immediately for lying to the American people like this and CBS News should have their licence revoked for not calling Obama out on such a lie. It is absolutely disgusting!

Aside from a lapdog media, Obama is comfortable lying to the public because he knows he is dealing with a bunch of loser Republicans. The Republican leadership is a bunch of losers because they immediately went down the road of agreeing to raise the debt ceiling from the get go.

Back in January when they took control of the House, Republicans were quick to agree with the left's lie that calamity would befall the world if the debt ceiling was not raise. Now we have Republican leadership willing to abdicate it constitutional authority of the purse strings to the president in order to avoid political heat.

Enter loser Mitch McConnell:
Desperate to get out of the political box they helped to create, Senate Republicans are actively pursuing a new plan under which the debt ceiling would grow in three increments over the remainder of this Congress unless lawmakers approve a veto-proof resolution of disapproval.
In effect lawmakers would be surrendering the very power of approval that the GOP has used to force the debt crisis now. But by taking the disapproval route, Republicans can shift the onus more onto the White House and Democrats since a two-thirds majority would be needed to stop any increase that President Barack Obama requests.
“It gives the president 100 percent of the responsibility for increasing the debt limit if he chooses not to have any spending reductions,” Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Republican Conference chairman, told reporters Tuesday. [MORE]

Mitch McConnell must be the stupidest man on earth. If he thinks abdicating his constitutional responsibility to Obama will stop Obama. I have two words for McConnell ... "bully pulpit". Obama will, with the aid of a complicit media, use the bully pulpit to spin raising the debt ceiling endlessly by claiming all spending as much needed "investments" (e.g. we need to "invest" in high speed rail, we need to "invest" in new infrastructural, we need to "invest" in fill in the blank). The media will be all to happy to find statistics and economists who will back up the need for these "investments".

The reason why the debt ceiling debate has turned into a parade of liars and losers is because neither Republican nor Democrat has the guts to force Washington to live within its means. If Washington was forced to live "pay check to pay check" like so many Americans have to, it would quickly find that it would be forced to make real and drastic cuts to spending.
For the first time in history, Washington would have to do away with duplicate departments, failed programs, crazy projects, corporate welfare, subsides, non-essential military spending and of course congressional and executive perks. Furthermore, the American people would actually get to see exactly what the welfare state is costing them. Will Americans be willing to pay for lavish things like free presicription drugs for all seniors regardless of their income? Or will Americans be willing to give the children of illegal aliens a free college education instead or paying for infrastructure improvements? Faced with such stark choices, would Americans continue to be so passive about government spending?  I doubt it.

What I would not give to have one adult step into this fray and inject much needed commonsense into the debate.  Perhaps, Sarah Palin might come to the rescue with a scathing Facebook post.

Via: SSA.gov

23 comments:

Yahtahei said...

I must say this time you nailed it to the proverbial wall. Neither the Democrats nor Republicans have a clue that this country needs to reduce it's spending spree or suffer the fate of EU countries.

lilolady said...

OUCH! The truth hurts!!

Kartman said...

Amen. Glad you are back.

Just a conservative girl said...

I am kind of fond of McConnel's plan. First it will be raised in small increments. The final raise will be next August. It will force the dems to take a very unpopular vote mere months before the election. Obama will be forced to pay for the raise with spending cuts that he alone decides on. The congress can override his decision (unlikely I know) so congress will still have a say so.

The final raise will be three months before election time. Right around the time that independents who decide the election start to finally pay attention.

Obama will never sign big cuts. It isn't possible for the GOP to get them with this president. So all they can do is force him to be accountable for the choices.

Yes I would rather they live within their means, but think about it; Boy king doesn't like taking having to be accountable for anything. It is rather ingenious in its way.

Anonymous said...

Clifton, don't talk so loud otherwise Boehner might start weeping again.

Those pansy losers.

2nd Anonymous

FIREBIRD said...

Republicans should pass a plan with a trillion in debt increase over the next 12 months..... and a trillion in spending CUTS over the same period. Send it to the Senate - if they don't pass it, the hot potato is in their hands... if they pass it, then El Presidente can fish or cut bait - the decision will be totally on his shoulders - he's PAID to do this krap - let him earn his keep for a change!

The Heathen Republican said...

I have to chime in to support Conservative Girl. I'm not yet sure if McConnell's plan is great, but it takes away Obama's talking point that the GOP is holding a gun to the heads of Americans.

Clifton B said...

Yahtahei:

Thanks. I don't see either party handling the debt ceiling issues appropriately. For both parties, the politics come first.

Clifton B said...

Lilolady:

It does hurt, and that is why more people need to speak it.

Clifton B said...

Kartman:

Good to be back.

Clifton B said...

JACG:

I still not a fan of McConnell's plan. First and foremost it is built on politics rather than what is good for the nation.

Second, Obama can pay for all the spending he wants with "future savings". Under that ruse, he can say he is making huge cuts. But we all know that those cut will never materialize. Also like I said in the post, the media and the bully pulpit will be employed to make Obama's insane spending seem reasonable.

I agree with you that Obama will never allow himself to be accountable and with a complicit media he won't have to be.

Clifton B said...

2nd Anony:

Weeping Willow Boehner needs to go see Sarah Palin about getting a pair.

Clifton B said...

Firebird:

That is the better choice given the fact that Republicans already went down the road of agreeing to raise the debt limit.

The better course of action would have been to immediately announce there would be no debt ceiling increase and call out the left's doomsday scenario as BS.

Had Republicans done this they would not be pressuring Democrats to explain what detailed cuts they are offering up.

Clifton B said...

The Heathen Republican:

That is the problem with McConnell's plan, it only gives political cover. It does nothing to actually save the nation from piling on more debt.

The Heathen Republican said...

Clifton, let's not confuse the issue. The debt ceiling is a purely political debate. This has nothing to do with ideology or principle. If it did, how to explain the 79 times it's been raised in the past, or the 7 times under George W. There is no ideological principle that makes those actions okay, and raising it now wrong.

What Republicans are doing (which I support) is using the debt ceiling as leverage on the ideological issues of spending and smaller government. But we shouldn't condemn Republicans for political tactics on a purely political issue.

As I said, I don't know if I like the McConnell plan yet, so I won't argue to vigorously.

Marian said...

THIS is what we need to see more of! http://hillbuzz.org/2011/07/14/rep-joe-walsh-r-il-what-courage-sounds-like/
I do believe I detect the existence of a spine...

Chris said...

Let's look at what Congress has done to our debt since they were taken over by the Democratic Party. The last two years of the Bush admin had our debt rise faster then any other time before. One those same Democrats,Pelosi and Reed got Obama it was cart blonch withe the American peoples credit card. Now that we have Republicans in Congress again maybe they can do what they did under Clinton. We all know it was the Republican Congress that made the cuts that gave us the surplus.

Obama wants to just keep doing what they have been doing. They want to taker tax payer money and give it to their Wall Street cronies. All we have to do is take a look at Wall Street now and look at main street since Obama took office. Let's take a look at who has gotten the money. All those "too big too fail" businesses are still too big too fail. States are still going to fail even though we bailed them out. The Democrats have given our money to big banks and big business so that they wouldn't have loses. Why is it that the Democrats socialize loses and let the big businesses keep the profits? Is that "social justice"?

We have let them spend our money like their is no tomorrow with promises of growth. They told us that if Obama got his way we would grow our way out of this recession. We wouldn't see unemployment go past 8%. They said that growing government and bailing out big business would make everything better. You don't have to be a genius to know that none of it has worked the way they Democrats and Obama told us it would. Americans aren't as dumb as Obama thinks. They know cause and effect. They know who has been running this country and they know the Congress holds the purse strings.

The Democrats have been selling us shit and telling us it's shoe polish. Anyone with senses can tell the difference. Americans have started to not believe what Obama and the Democratic Party says any more. They will realize that the Democrats are selling us shit when they say that the they must raise the debt. They realize that if SSI doesn't get paid out it's Obama doing it. They realize that the president can still use the income from taxes to keep paying those people. Every time the Republicans want too cut government the Democrats hold up teachers, firefighters and police as the first cuts they will make. Not the pork but the meat gets the first cuts. They will do anything to get their way. Even if it will destroy this country.

We also know what massive debt does to every country that has ever had it. So why do the Democrats want to keep raising our debt? Do they not care about the next generation? Just look at what they do to the teachers, police and firefights and tell me what you think. Raising our debt and taxes right now is just more proof that the Democratic Party doesn't care about the future of this country. They know what raising our debt will do in the end. We know that the Democrats can't grow our economy. This is about votes, not Americas future.

The Democrats want your money and power, while the Republicans want you too keep your money and govern yourself. You tell me which party is on the side of the people and which party just want to take from you and the private sector so that they can control the economy and country?

Just remember Senator Obama voted to not raise the debt ceiling a few years ago. The only things that have changed since then is our debt is much larger and Obama is now the president. Was he playing politics then or now? I thinks it's both.

Matt said...

I would be curious to see if they hold out long enough, if Obama would do something dramatic, like having a public hissy fit? He does have a rather thin skin.

Big Mama Says said...

How long are youz peoples going to keep on talking about this dumb debt thingy?
Enough es enough. Please change tha topics.

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Chris said...

Obama staked out extreme left ground during his prime time address to the nation...calling for higher taxes when even Harry Reid's latest proposal includes no new taxes, only spending cuts. This puts Obama to the left of Harry Reid, one of America's most liberal Senators. Since Obama has taken office he has gone after small business like they are an enemy of the state. Most of us work for small business and we know that these small businesses are what will grow this country out of this massive recession. We also know that raising taxes now will only make this recession and jobs creation unlikely at best. We also know that Congress has had a bipartisan agreement on raising the debt ceiling. Obama has made his point clear that he hates small business and the private sector. He will stop at nothing to do harm to this economic powerhouse.

Taking money out of the private sector hasn't done anything to recover our economy. Growing our debt will only make things worse in the future and he knows it. So why is Obama hell bent on shrinking our economy even more?

Obama has already told us who he would screw if Congress doesn't pass a bill before Aug.2. His promise to not pay Social Security and our military is what he will do if he doesn't get what he wants. So in other words, if we do raise taxes on the private sector small businesses we are screwed. If Congress doesn't pass a bill before Aug.2 he will screw the little people. When are we going to wake up to the fact that Obama is trying to put us in a lose lose situation? It's time to push Obama on his choice to destroy small businesses and the little people by passing the bipartisan bill. Let him pull the trigger and live will the consequences. It's time to play hardball with this economic idiot and call his bluff.

Anonymous said...

I would also put forth that these "investments" never make a profit like amtrack so they are not investments they are pork projects that loose the country money and put us deeper in to debt because they will need to be subsidized by the people, paying higher taxes and raising the debt ceiling to pay for it.

Tatersalad said...

This is your typical Union thugs that Barack Obama caters to. From "Little
Jimmy" Hoffa and his SOB remarks about the Tea Party and Republicans
to Maxine Waters and even the Vice President of the United States we are
wittnessing the complete assault and harassment on American citizens who do not
agree with Unions or liberal/progressive, entitlement, ideology and tactics.

1. Union goons: http://weaselzippers.us/2011/09/09/video-union-goon-of-the-day/

2. Jimmy Hoffa: http:/www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/05/jimmy_hoffa_at_obama_event_on_gop_lets_take_these_son_of_bitches_out.html

3. The Hoffa effect: http://moonbattery.com/?p=2032

.................and then we have this from our elected representatives:

These are "all" Barack Obama supporters. He has not said one word to
curb this type of hate speech.


Maxine Waters:
http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2011/08/kerosene-maxine-tea-party-go-hell

Andre Carson:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/rep-andre-carson-tea-party-wants-to-see-blacks-hanging-on-a-tree/

Joe Biden:
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/09/biden_equates_tea_party_gop_with_barbarians.html

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