I just coined a new phrase to describe the GOP budget battle.
This is a Reverse Robinhood
Stealing from the Poor to give to the rich
You have oober wealthy people & corporations, not contributing a fair share, or worse taking subsidies....
So in turn they hit up the middle & lower classes & entitlement programs meant to be both a safety net & lifeline, to be sacrificed, so the wealthy can continue to not pay a fair share.
Tweedle Dum: If you think we're waxworks, you ought to pay, you know.
Tweedle Dee: Contrarywise, if you think we're alive you ought to speak to us.
Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum: That's logic.
In his infinite wisdom, Eric Cantor said ""The debt limit vote sucks," the Virginia Republican declared directly to members during the House GOP conference meeting, according to two sources behind the closed doors.
"It comes down to the people in this room. It comes down to the willingness to stand together. This is the path to victory for the American people," Speaker Boehner said, according to the sources.
That "willingness to stand together" is code for Lockstep.
In Cantor & Boehner's minds, not compromising at all while negotiating the budget & debt limits equals a "victory for the American people"?
The reality is, they could care less about the American people. If they did, they would not be insisting the rich not pay their fair share of taxes, and would not even think about messing around with so called entitlement programs.
It seems to me their goal is to force Obama into a corner. Either let him alone make the choice to raise the debt limit, then they come out of it with clean hands & use it as ammo against Obama in the 2012 election. I can almost hear them now echoing the "Obama is the reckless spender who raised the debt limit, that irresponsible socialist!!!"
In the end, I wish these discussions were made public. I hope this roulette with such important decisions comes back to bite them in the ass. In the end I hope it is themselves they are throwing under the bus.
paul broun, asshole from georgia, said that the bad thing about a weak economy is this:
When someone is overextended and broke they don't continue paying for expensive automobiles, they sell the expensive automobiles and buy a cheaper one. They don't continue paying for country club dues, they drop out of the country club.
forget about starving kids or not being able to afford heat or electricity. someone might have to forgo a golf game.
PAUL BROWN IS NOT MUCH OUT OF TOUCH EH?
ROUGHING IT FOR HIM MEANS CHEAP CARS & A GOLF/COUNTRY CLUB DOWNGRADE.
YOU WISH THIS GUY WOULD HAVE TO LIVE ON AN EXTREMELY FIXED INCOME, IN FULL BLOWN POVERTY WITH AN EXPENSIVE MEDICAL CONDITION. NO COUNTRY CLUB IN THE PICTURE, WHATSOEVER.
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