Thursday, January 6, 2011

More Of A Guideline Than A Rule...

That was quick. I can still hear Boner's gavel.

WASHINGTON — Many people knowledgeable about the federal budget said House Republicans could not keep their campaign promise to cut $100 billion from domestic spending in a single year. Now it appears that Republicans agree...

... Now aides say that the $100 billion figure was hypothetical, and that the objective is to get annual spending for programs other than those for the military, veterans and domestic security back to the levels of 2008, before Democrats approved stimulus spending to end the recession.

Yet “A Pledge to America,” the manifesto House Republicans published last September, included the promise, “We will roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, saving us at least $100 billion in the first year alone.”

Really, how can there be an argument: these are the most dishonest guys ever to darken the halls, and they got where they are by deliberate deception, counting on the bottomless gullibility of their voters.


Was there ever a group so thoroughly, so predictably, so obviously -- and so willingly -- deceived?

And before the naysayers (most of whom seem to have slunk off from here, unable to deal with having their bullshit called out) say it: nope, not Obamaphiles. Not even close. He's made good on most of his promises, and where he hasn't, it's not been for lack of trying. But these guys? They never meant a damn thing they said; never intended to do any of it. They've always known it was impossible. Why? Because it's failed every single time starting with Ronnie the Wonderful. Seeing opportunity, they lied their way in on the skids provided by teabaggers, financed by the super-wealthy, and trumpeted non-stop by Fox "news" and the rest of the RWS™.

It was never serious, other than maintaining tax cuts for the rich and the corporate, and calling it good for everyone else. What's so amazing is that, in office for only a day, they haven't even pretended otherwise.


Anonymous said...

Ahh C'mon Sid, there Politicians, they Lie, its what they do, just like young Black Males stealing Cars.(Ever seen that show "Bait Car"? havn't seen a White Car Thief yet...
It's y'all who still got your noses out of joint that I'm still only gonna pay 35% marginal rate this year...
and speakin of hippocrites, are YOU payin 15% on your first $10,000?
I mean theoretically, if you were actually working, I LOVE THAT 10% BRACKET, makes me feel like a regular Workin Stiff, a Joe 6-Pack...Too bad I'll only be in that bracket till next week...
and that 2% FICA Cut!?!?!?!? OM Effin G, even "W" didnt have the Nads to try that, I might vote for Hussein just for that alone.
and seriously, with my Daughter in ROTC, I'm all for Homos serving, wouldn't mind if it was all Turd Bandits(you say Tea Bagger, I say Turd Bandit)to tell the truth...
Oh yeah, that prison in Git-Mo? it's still open, full, infact.

Frank the Gas Passer

Jim said...

At least President Obama appears to be moving further towards reincarnation as a Republican.

His appointment of William Daley, a former chairman of Chase as his new Chief of Staff and Gene Sperling as head of the National Economic Council are all I needed to see.

It is clear from these selections that he is not serious about protecting this country from another meltdown. Daley believes in less not more regulation. Sperling, along with Larry Summers helped put an end to Glass-Steagall.

It should come as no surprise that the Republican leadership, if you could call it that, are pleased with Daley. Not sure what their thoughts are on Sperling. Although Sperling did work with them on the "compromise" regarding extension of the tax cuts.

Sid Schwab said...

Yeah, I guess I'm waiting to see how those two behave. It'd still, theoretically, be BHO setting the agenda. I've believed all along that the stimulus had too much tax cut and not enough job creation.

On the other hand, I've also said from the very beginning, in response to the RWS™ claims that Obama was a screaming far out liberal, that he was, in fact, very moderate and would get as much criticism from his left as from his right.

I'm not right about much, but I think I had that pretty much right on.

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