Beware Of Proposals Slung On The Table
Another One Coming In Under The Radar
I wonder how many people in this nation are really paying attention. Do you remember the now infamous Pelosi blurb about "we have to pass the bill so we can see what is in it?" Well, eventually we found out what was in it and are still finding out what is in it. 2,700+ pages of gobble-de-goop takes a while to slog through, more than 5 days on the internet I might add. This seems to be the Democratic party's modus operandi of late. Keep everything a secret until we can spring it on them and they won't have time to react properly. It's BS politics at its finest and we appear to be about to see it happen once again. Only this time it is about the budget, a very dire subject.
The slinger this time is Senator Kent Conrad and it goes something like this. He's about to release the Democratic version of a budget proposal. What's in it? No one but the Democrats in the Senate know. Whatever happened to this being the most transparent administration that would ever grace our presence? Why the secrecy? Paul Ryan was right up front with his proposal and spent many months crafting a sensible approach as a starting point. Word has it though that even the Senate Dems are squirmy as a worm about the contents.
You need to understand what a mark down to a bill is. That is the process on the floor where amendments and changes are offered to a bill. It's an important process in the stream of things and in most cases, but evidently not this one, the legislators have had a chance for themelves, and their staff, to read the bill before they have to vote on changes to it. Kind of like trying to hit something in the dark with blinders on to boot.
Why is this important? Looking at Obama's proposal, it was so full of various and assorted elixirs that it would make any Snake Oil Salesman proud and the Snake Oil Salesman-in-Chief went immediately on the stump touting how wise he was to have conjured up the option. The Congressional Budget Office, when it got its chance to actually review the proposal, shot it so full of holes it looked like a sieve. It turns out that his budget balances but all you have to do is exclude is any payments on the national debt and all the interest charges that go with it. His budget never balances and never will.
So along come the Senate Hop Along Idiots with something, again, no one has read and they want to throw it on the floor of the Senate. They just don't want anyone to have the chance to stomp the living tar out of it when it hits the floor huh? So here come the Senate Dem Saviors to save us once again from ourselves. Should you expect to see more gimmicks? Count on it my fellow tax paying Americans. No one will have had the necessary time to read the proposal and process what is there and that is not any way to pass any legislation in this nation.
It also turns out that the Senate Republicans sent a letter to Conrad about this and he ignored it. So they are firing off another letter to the wise sage. You can read that one at the link. Conrad must really want to become the fiscal savior of all saviors. Just don't ask him what is in his proposal. We're talking about a 14 trillion dollar plus budget deficit and this guy wants to play secret agent man with our money and future generations to come?
Second letter sent to Conrad reads as follows:
I don't give a rat's behind what political party you belong to. If you think this is any way to run this nation and pass legislation you may be more of a head case that I ever expected. Oh yeah, the Senate version of "We have to pass this bill in order to see what's in it." And it's always so easy to spend other people's money now, isn't it Kent?
Getting Mad Yet My Fellow Americans?
2012 is fast approaching and the idiots in Washington DC are counting on you not to pay attention and exercise your selective memory if you have one. The alternative is to really start paying attention to what the hell is going on up there. This is all about them, their egos and very little about the welfare of this nation and the fiscal welfare of the American public.
And I leave you now with this:
"IF YOU VOTED FOR OBAMA TO SHOW YOU WEREN'T A RACIST THEN YOU NEED TO VOTE FOR A CONSERVATIVE NOW TO SHOW YOU AREN'T AN IDIOT!"
The Frog Prince