Breaking ( the cracks are already starting to show and I just posted):
McConnell Caves via Weasel Zipper:
It’s beginning to get out on the Hill. It’s complicated, but here is the gist as I understand it: Congress authorizes in legislation the president to submit a request for an increase in the debt limit in three tranches over the next year or so, with corresponding proposals for spending cuts; when the president submits his request, Congress immediately considers a resolution of disapproval; if the resolution passes, the president can veto it and–assuming his veto is subsequently upheld–he gets the increase in the debt limit.
“I cannot guarantee that those (social security) 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,” Obama said yesterday.
Obama has billions for Brazil’s oil industry; billions for corrupt third-world dictators, SEIU, ACORN, the AFL-CIO, Pakistan, Syria, Palestine, China, Russia and everyone else in the damned world, but seniors, veterans, the disabled and kids… not so much??
Go ahead, make my day.
In the end I still don’t trust John Boehner to stay the course, but I like what I’m hearing and reading; Obama claims to have a gun in his pocket and Boehner and Sen. Little Mac McConnell (after borrowing his spine back from his old lady) said, “pull the trigger.”
“After years of discussions and months of negotiations, I have little question that as long as the president is in the Oval Office, a real solution is probably unattainable,” McConnell said in a speech on the floor of the Senate
Bubba Clinton got away with this empty threat to “shut down the country” in ’92 and the GOP ran like little girls at a sleep over which led to the loss of Congress.
In Barry’s tenuous situation he’d be nuts to stop the checks, so he won’t, and he doesn’t have a plan “B”; he may be the Greatest (Teleprompted) Orator in World History but as a poker player he’s a fluffy kitten.
“Every aspect of life in America today is worse than it was when [President Obama] took over. Unemployment higher. Interest rates. The only thing that has gone down in America over the last two years is the value of your home. This president has mismanaged this economy. He has been incompetent in his management of this economy,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Monday.
This is the kind of street brawl that should have been engaged in two years ago at the Obama’s first threat to fundamentally change America.
But no… the GOP had to wait (and many still do) until we’re treading water and tiring quickly; if I predicted all this before the election, why didn’t these RINO geniuses figure it out first since “paid politicians” know far more about running a country when we do?
Got your Dairy Queen lights? Guess what company benefits the most from you being forced into $6, 50-watt bulbs?
This is how radical socialism creeps in under the door… crony capitalism; no need to nationalize the free market, just pay the CEOs as much as they want and they’ll say and do anything. (See Manchester’s “The Arms of Krupp“.)
But enough of that… let’s talk hypocrites; I hate them almost as much as liberals, socialists and communists. There’s big and little hypocrisy, and oddly enough I hate the little ones more.
Big Hypocrisy: Algore’s gas and electric bills for his 20-room mansion and pool house devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, more than 20 times
the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours.
If this were someone else with $30,000-a-year in utility bills, I wouldn’t care but this jackass tells other people how to live.
Annoying, low-rent hypocrisy, but with teeth:
The First Fat Ass is actually successful in determining what Americans eat, feed their children and sell.
Meanwhile, she routinely wades into a 1,500-calorie burger/fries lunch while my entire day’s intake is 1,200. I need a lecture from her like I do from Bill Clinton on serving ones country.
“A Washington Post journalist on the scene confirmed the first lady, who’s made a cause out of child nutrition, ordered a ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake and a Diet Coke while the street and sidewalk in front of the usually-packed Shake Shack were closed by security during her visit. According to nutritional information on Shake Shack’s Web site, the meal amounted to 1,556 calories.”
Ya gottsta, gottsta love the Diet Coke, homes.
Only in left wing America can a woman with an ass four axe-handles wide be praised as a role model dietician and a fashion maven.
Just look at the kids… they eat just like she does and will need Medifast before election night.
Whoa, GA… aren’t the children off limits?
They never were 2000-2008, so they aren’t now.
We must avoid hypocrisy at all costs.