The flame that is between us could set every soul on fire. I would love to take that heat and let's fill the whole world with desire.
Sophie B. Hawkins
Tell me how the Obama Administration has clamped the lid down on Wall Street. Tell us about the draconian laws that Obama has forced upon Wall Street and how they are hobbled like never before.
Show us how the wars Obama refuses to end have made the middle and lower classes fat and happy. While you are at it tell us how the wars have been for Raytheon, Honeywell, GE, Big Oil and the mega corporations "supporting the troops" to the tune of billions in profit are barely hanging on because of Obama's treatment of them. Show me how the little mom and pop businesses are doing better under the Obama Administration. Tell us how well off people well under $250,000 a year have it.
Tell us all the promises he made to his supporters and tell us he hasn't shucked and jived them to hell and back.
Now, before you respond let me tell you that I am not an Obama fan. I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican. You see, Republicans have and will shove it up your butt just as quickly and as far as the Democrats. All that Obama hate is going to do, if he is voted out, is get you and me screwed by Republicans.
I don't know this, but I assume you are old enough to have gotten lucky once or twice in your life by now. You may have discovered that there a many ways people can get screwed. Apply that to politics. Both parties and damn near all their elected officials are having us on and you want to argue over which guy you like better shoving it up your butt.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
Today we are on the brink of losing our stellar credit rating because government spending is out of control and entitlement program expenditures are out of control. When the debt becomes such a high percentage of the GDP, it is no longer a good thing.
It is like water. Water is good unless you get too much of it all at once and can no longer control it.
The thing I find amazing is I do not think the Republicans realize how much power over payments they will be giving President Obama if they choose to not raise the debt ceiling. If it is not raised, then the Treasury Secretary has discretion who will get paid and who does not.
Personally, I like David Frum's idea that President Obama ought to channel his best LBJ impression, and threaten to withhold federal funds from red states if Republicans do not choose to raise the debt ceiling. Maybe delay or stop sending out reimbursement payments for Medicare and Medicaid to doctors, Social Security payments to senior citizens, and payments to any other Republican constituencies. I am sure they won't whine if President Obama gave them what they want and removed all elements of the welfare state in their states.
The other theory I see political commentators and economists bring up with increasing frequency now is that due to the Section 4 of the 14th Amendment, President Obama will be obligated to do whatever he has to in order to ensure that the United States does not default. So if that means he orders the Treasury Secretary to ignore the debt ceiling and continue to sell whatever treasury bonds are required, then that what will be what is done.
Either way, watching the potential collapse of our nation's economy in slow motion has never been this fun.
⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
The road to Hell and the road to Jahannam is the same damn road.
I became a conservative by being around liberals. I became a libertarian by being around conservatives. ~ Greg Gutfeld.
Please Liberals tell the American Taxpayer you need more tax money while the Government literally burns hundreds of Billions of dollars in waste, fraud and abuse. Tell 'em of how you can't stop the fraud and it's easier to just charge US MORE tax instead of stopping the folks ripping us off.
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams