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The Real Losers
They're At It Again
All this talk about who won and who lost concerning The Battle of the Budget is over the top. On one hand you have Obama claiming he won. How so? His initial position at the start of this fiasco was that there could be no cuts allowed - that's zero. If zero to about 40 billion is considered a win by him then he needs to continue to pat himself on the back and sell his snake oil to the American people.
i wrote a Hub on civil discourse a while back and his call for to happen in Foggy Bottom. I give him an "F" for once again not calling his Congressional shills in on the carpet about the total lack of civil discourse that the Democratic Party diplayed during this process.
I give him an "F(-)" for attempting to use our American fighting men and women and their families as bargaining chips by threatening to classify them as non-essential personnel in a shutdown. That is one of the most despicable, down right low blows I have ever witnessed coming from a man that is supposed to be their Commander-In-Chief. How civil of him to hold them hostage in the political theater while they continue to fight in three theaters of war. You patriots serving our country out there don't forget he threatened to do that in 2012. I don't think you will.
I give him the same low mark again for displaying the lack of leadership that any President should display. Why? Once again he entered the fray at the last minute so he could project an image of leadership when the going was getting extremely rough. Obama is a legend in his own mind. Leaders, especially the leader of our nation, need to lead from the front all the time, not enter the battle 4 days before a looming government shutdown. Then he has the gall to stand up and tell us how "historic" cutting a minuscule amount out of the same over-inflated budget that his own party failed to pass when they were in a position to do so with large majorities in both houses of Congress is. I reckon he thought old Harry Reid could handle this minor detail for him.
Most of what we just witnessed was lip service and political theater . This nation is teetering on the brink of an economic meltdown that will surely be historicaL If and when the bottom falls out due to all the excessive spending we have witnessed the past two years and the lack of leadership in addressing the growing national debt as we speak, who will claim credit for that?. Anymore it appears to be a matter of "when" and not "if." We are now approaching the national debt ceiling limit once again because of the economic policies that our President and his party have pursued. Don't believe me? Take a look once again at the ":real time" national debt clock. If that doesn't get your attention then maybe nothing ever will.
- U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time
US National Debt Clock : Real Time U.S. National Debt Clock
Listen Closely To What He Says Here
Harry Reid gets an "F(-)" for his use, once again, of scare tactics on the American people, especially women. The scare tactics were used and echoed by his shills many times over the past week, The mantra was the Republicans want to kill women and deprive them of the much needed health care that would prevent their demise. I hope you didn't buy into that line of argument. If there was a grade below an "F," Pelosi would receive it for her contention that seniors were going to have to kick the bucket and 700K children were going to starve because the Republicans wanted that to happen.
Chuckie "Cheesehead" Schumer is a piece of work too, He gets caught on tape telling his shills to make sure the caucus members used the word "extremists" regularly and often to describe those who actually have a clue that the federal deficit is out of control and that severe cuts must now follow. Then, on the floor of the United States Senate, he calls the members of the Tea Party Movement "fleas." Now Chuckie, who are the real bloodsuckers of our tax dollars in Foggy Bottom? I will give Schumer an "A (+)" for his display of just how much of a low life politician he is. Where is Obama's "civil discourse" in that mix? How people like him keep getting reelected is beyond me.
John Boehner gets a "C" for his effort in trying to hold the line as much as possible on the depth of spending cuts that were proposed. He was caught between a rock and a hard place. His use of appropriate bargaining chips gets an "A." The Planned Parenthood chip was put on the table and the Democrats snapped at it. That suddenly became their cause to defend. In fact, it was just a bit of gamesmanship that politicians play. Obamacare and funding that fiasco was another chip. In return for being able to scoop those chips over to Harry and company, the other side of the aisle obtained the requirement that both Planned Parenthood funding and the funding for Obamacare receive a formal, on-the-record vote on the floor of the Senate. Now ask yourself why did they want that to happen? Then ask yourself if next year isn't 2012?
If you fail to recognize that the exercise we just witnessed in DC was all about political games and politicians and NOT about the overall welfare of the American people and our fiscal soundness, then you must be brain dead and need an immediate transfusion of the reality that is known as business as usual in Foggy Bottom. Waiting until the 11th hour did make for good political theater. How utterly pathetic. What kind of "supposed" leaders do we keep sending to the nation's Capitol to do the will of the people?
When "The Cherry Blossom Festival" possibly not going down this year, Reid's words not mine, becomes the focus we are in dire straits. I had flashbacks of The Cowboy Poetry Contest remark. When Obama visits the Lincoln Memorial and crows to the crowd about how he is a hero for them being able to continue their planned vacation to our nation's Capitol and how he cut the budget in order for them to do so, what is this nation coming to? If George Bush had done that the Lame Stream Media would have fried the man.
And now everyone wants to claim to be the victor, put on the merit badge and be the hero. Poppy cock!
None of this portends well for the real heroes of this nation. The real heroes are those of us who take care of our own lives, pay our taxes so that they can continue to be flushed down the DC toilet and tolerate the imbeciles who are continually performing feats of cowardice in running our nation.
I'm sure you noticed the headline as you approached this Hub. Who are the REAL LOSERS in what we just witnessed? All those "F's" I just dispensed were well deserved grades as was the one "A (+)" I filled in the box with. The real losers in all of this are you and I - the American tax payer. Once again we saw them kick the can down the street. Oh, we'll see it again shortly when the debate rages about raising the national debt ceiling so that the federal government can continue to spend our hard earned dollars wastefully. Then up next will be The Battle of the 2012 Budget.
How many times are we going to watch them kick the can down the street? How many times are we going to watch them punt on first down? The real question is, "How many times can the United States federal government become totally insolvent and irrelevant?"
I'm just askin...
The Frog Prince