Boehner, per usual, has resorted to pre-kindergarten name-calling by blaming Obama for the Teapublican Saboteurs continuing obstruction of Congress. So Leader John tossed the press a lie to parse to throw them off the stench of the Teapublican Saboteurs.
There are not 2 sides to not passing a budget or to not extending the budget ceiling. There is no excuse for not facing the need to allow Government spending to improve the economy for the middle class. But to focus on the Sequestor and the deficit allows the real issue of creating jobs and eliminating loophole to get buried in irrelevant parsing.
Clearly the Teapublicans are against anything Obama is for. However, when even public radio along with other media outlets is willing to oblige Boehner by quizzing both sides about who is to blame, again, the 4th Estate is not doing its job to objectively create informed public opinion, but is enabling a coma of non partisan denial.
A majority of Americans have figured out the truth. That the Republican Party has become the Teapublican Party which seems completely ignorant of the fact that the budget ceiling they refused to extend and would not vote for already has been committed to expenditures Congress has voted to spend. Which ironically includes stuff the Teapublicans voted to spend?
And the obstructionist Treasonous conduct of the Teapublican Saboteurs has stalled a jobs recovery for the middle class; while loopholes (tax favoritism) remain intact for the wealthy sociopathically greedy Republicans who support the Teapublican sabotage of the public good. Loopholes which allow the greedy narcissists to sail on with record incomes – secure in the knowledge their pawns are hard at work.
So who caused the sequester? Who is responsible for the Budget Control Act which automatically cuts spending by $85 billion for this year? Could it be the Saboteurs? This is from Boehner’s Wall Street Journal Op-ed piece last week:
By JOHN BOEHNER
A week from now, a dramatic new federal policy is set to go into effect that threatens U.S. national security, thousands of jobs and more. In a bit of irony, President Obama stood Tuesday with first responders who could lose their jobs if the policy goes into effect. Most Americans are just hearing about this Washington creation for the first time: the sequester. What they might not realize from Mr. Obama’s statements is that it is a product of the president’s own failed leadership.
The sequester is a wave of deep spending cuts scheduled to hit on March 1. Unless Congress acts, $85 billion in across-the-board cuts will occur this year, with another $1.1 trillion coming over the next decade. There is nothing wrong with cutting spending that much—we should be cutting even more—but the sequester is an ugly and dangerous way to do it.
Editorial board member Steve Moore on why President Obama is to blame for the sequester.
By law, the sequester focuses on the narrow portion of the budget that funds the operating accounts for federal agencies and departments, including the Department of Defense. Exempt is most entitlement spending—the large portion of the budget that is driving the nation’s looming debt crisis. Should the sequester take effect, America’s military budget would be slashed nearly half a trillion dollars over the next 10 years…
The Wall Street Journal owned by Rupert Murdock, has long been a GOP mouthpiece. So do not depend on Steve Moore’s objectivity (which you must go to WWJ to read). The reason for the stalemate is simple. Teapublicans fervently believe that government spending is evil, perhaps from their creationist ignorance, even a manifestation of the devil. So although budgets based on deficit spending have always been passed by both sides of the house, since the arrival of the Teapublican majority in the House, a budget has not been passed because the Teapublicans will not vote for what is fair and makes economic sense, reality based economic theory – not supply side, laissez faire to benefit the 1%!
Teapublicans argue they passed Paul Ryan’s budget bill, but now we know a lot about him. Remember he is the guy who thinks there are two kinds of rape, and would like to gut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – he thinks Ayn Rand is a philosopher? Does he think?
Washington is abuzz about Sequester, and the media is non partisan except for the ones who point out the self-evident obstructionism which is the root cause! And the dramatic new federal policy Boehner referred to in his opening line is the one that kicked the can down the road because of Teapublican Saboteurs intent to subvert and block the public good. Obama is supposed to be a leader and negotiate with treasonous saboteurs? The media wonders why Obama does not exercise more leadership? (WTF!) or (LOL!)
The GOP has offered some untenable solutions. Does it make sense to tie spending cuts to reducing taxes for the 1%? I think we have heard enough about cutting taxes for the rich. Does it make sense to eliminate loop holes? And although Boehner agrees it makes sense to eliminate loopholes he and the Teapublicans cannot put a finger on the loophole they would agree to plug – not the oil give away; not the carried interest capital gain treatment of ordinary income for all the hedge fund managers; not change their own pensions to Social Security or reduce government health insurance to the same private coverage available to the people who pay for Congressional fringe benefits.
So the blockage continues and the brinkmanship the Teapublicans love, because they get off by causing the government problems, as well as the rest of the non creationists – which means the majority of Americans. 46% of Americans believe in creationism, how dangerous is this?
Hopefully this kind of aberrant behavior evidenced by the obvious reality disorder of the Teapublican Saboteurs will come to be regarded as Treason. And then these Idiots Gone Wild can be placed on racks just like their heroic theologian heroes of the Dark Ages did to the heretics who attempted to fight back against ignorance and religious intolerance in the 16th century.
The irony is that the Teapublican zealot creationists are the heretics of today, because they do not believe in commonly held beliefs like, science or that every individual is entitled to privacy and personal choice. Our current zealot creationists are just like the great pre-Dark Age Theologian Thinkers, who believed no one should believe anything other than what they held to be true. Michele Bachman, graduate of “Oral Roberts Law,” is a great example of this as her “family business” is a clinic that deprograms gay men.
So the Teapublican Sequester Charade continues, the charade called let’s pretend to run the country – into the ground?
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