“You cannot cut your way to deficit reduction”
The Pelosi mentality never ceases to illustrate the misguided ideologue and why our country is in such a fiscal mess. “You cannot cut your way to deficit reduction,” Pelosi told Americans last week. Are we to spend our way out of this fiscal crisis? Try selling that bogus rhetoric to your mortgage company, credit card companies or in making your car payment this month and report back on your success. As the weeks progress, one has to question how low is the IQ in Washington?
Boehner whines that Washington has wasted another week while McConnell simply utters a laugh when confronted with this sitting president’s “my way or the highway ultimatum negotiation,” sent through Geitner. Boehner’s counter is raising the Medicare retirement age or limiting the Cost of Living Adjustment amounts on Social Security. You betcha…right after Congress enters the Social Security retirement plan and when Congress receives retirement right along with the rest of us.
Why isn’t Boehner—or anyone in Congress—addressing what the looming downgrade will do to our credit status?
Brace yourselves, as Republicans are going to be blamed either way. Unfortunately, Republicans have just figured out that no-brainer. Wake Up Call: The Dems have no intention of entitlement reform or spending limitations all while they love spending our money. The biggest growth is entitlements, so what are you going to do about it?
Doesn’t Congress remember that after WWII we cut our government spending by 60% and our economy boomed with a huge surplus?
Not only was Obama granted $2.2T in borrowing power back in August, but now our “leader” wants an unconditional permanent increase in the debt ceiling in addition to a tax rate increase, plus an additional $50B in new spending for next year. Obama said that “he will not forget who stood in his way on tax increases,” and that he’s been keeping his “own naughty and nice list for Washington.” In reality, everyone has been put on the hit list with the upcoming $600B tax hikes under Obamacare, beginning on January 1st—no matter what the outcome is with the fiscal cliff. Middle class taxes are going up. We’ve been lied to. Period.
Jay Carney said, “We’re not going to negotiate over what is a fundamental responsibility of Congress, which is to pay the bills that Congress incurred. It should be a part of the deal, it should be done and it should be done without drama.” No one can afford to bail us out—so, Congress, close the purse strings.
Where is our strong negotiator in Washington who refuses to cower to this president’s ultimatum (who wants to take us over the fiscal cliff)? The courageous Jim Demint will be gone in January. Stop the whining, Republicans, and start fighting for us.
Look straight into this president’s eyes and tell him, “You want to play dirty with the American people, let’s play.
God bless our great country. God bless Israel.
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