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The Soon To Be Famous Letter
Be Careful What You Ask For
I reckon most informed Americans know now that the increase of the debt ceiling went down in flames last night in the House of Representatives. The vote was 318 - 97. Now I know the liberals in this nation are pouting and crying "partisan politics" while dabbing their eyes that they were thwarted once again from continuing on with the excessive spending of the tax payer's hard earned dollars which we don't have to spend anymore. Interesting because I wasn't aware there were 318 Republicans in that legislative body. What? You mean there aren't?
So someone must have been holding a gun to the heads of the 82 Democrats who also voted against increasing the ceiling? That might be it but I doubt the scenario there. Lets take a look at something here along the way - The Letter. This is where it really gets to be a stitch.
Back in April Representative Peter Welsh, (D-VT) penned a letter asking for a "clean" debt ceiling vote on the increase. There were 114 signatures on that request, all Democrats. Of the 114 Democrat signers of that very letter, 75 of them voted with the Republican majority to defeat the increase. It seems that they bucked the Pelosi and Hoyer broncos out of the arena. Those two encouiraged their brethren to vote against the Republicans as it wasn't a serious attempt to raise the debt ceiling. Really? How hypocritical can the Democratic leadership get before Democrats themselves start taking note?
They gave them exactly what they asked for and they got exactly what they deserved. The majority of Americans are opposed to raising the debt ceiling. Lets now give a whirl at decreasing the spending that the majority of Americans are for. What is being done, in the name of Obama progress, is unsustainable. That's a known, admitted fact up there on Capitol Hill.
So it gets even more amusing as Democrats are complaining that they didn't get to tack on their amendments to the bill. Give it a rest. You asked for a "clean" bill and it was written where even a 5th grader could understand and not loaded down with outrageous amendments with indecipherable language. Here it is for your viewing pleasure:
SECTION 1 FINDING.
The Congress finds that the President's budget proposal, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2012, necessitates an increase in the statutory debt limit of $2,406,000,000,000.
SECTION 2. INCREASE IN STATUTORY LIMIT ON THE PUBLIC DEBT.
Subsection (b) 3101 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking out the dollar limitation contained in such subsection and inserting in lieu thereof '$16,700,000,000,000'.
You see how many zeros are in that baby? WOWSER! That's also very clean, as in squeaky clean. It's the way legislation should be written, not thousands of pages of crap. It is exactly what the Democrats asked for. They signed the letter now they want to cry about it? They wanted a straight up or down vote and they got it so what's the problem Pelosi, other than you? How come all their fellow Hill hob-knobbers didn't toe the party line and heel like good dogs should? That's the question they should be asking themselves rather than open their mouths and letting the usual partisan dribble spill from their lips.
I'll lay it out for you plainly San Fran Nan. We don't want your stinking debt ceiling increase Fancy Nancy. You don't know what is best for us, "We, the People..." do and we sent you there to do the will of the people and not otherwise. It's our money you are intent on chasing your tails with.
I've put a link here which will let you take a look see at who, of the original Welsh letter signers, toed the Democratic line and voted against the logical thing to do and that is not to increase the debt limit. Now lets get to work and start yielding the ax to the excessive spending you have partaken in the past two years. There should be no more Congressional recesses until the people's will is done. You act like children then we'll treat you like children.
There were only 39 of the original 114 who signed their names. Quite a showing huh? That is however a good showing how bi-partisanship should work. You asked, your received and then you didn't like it is the sad part of this story.
The Frog Prince