Whereas many of the spending cuts ARE immediate (or near-immediate). Even the ones that aren't were at least binding.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
I voted that neither party can be trusted. Politicians, in general, are a very untrustworthy bunch and are the dregs on mankind in my opinion.
But, all that being said, God forbid the power goes to the republicans. Not that the democrats could probably do any better but the odds are surely in their favor, in my opinion, because any and everything the GOP has touched in the last 15 years has turned in a smelly pile of stinking ****. They should not even be allowed to park cars or walk dogs.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Obama was on CNN this afternoon saying that Congress has offered to allow him to increase the debt ceiling until after the election.
In other words, they want to point fingers at Obama and say, while campaigning, that they didn't support raising the debt ceiling, then come back and vote to raise the debt ceiling. Of course, they will claim spending cuts, but those will be, in cpwill's word, "ephemeral".
That's a good word, ephemeral, very descriptive of the sorts of spending cuts that Congress is considering, much like their detailed lists of just what is to be cut.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
The Republican's arrogance got us into this mess, and it won't get us out of this mess.
The Democrat's arrogance will stop them from compromising.
But at the last minute the Democrats, who are not arrogant enough to allow the country to default will sign whatever the Republicans put in-front of them at the last minute, no matter how stupid it is. Then the Republicans will run around screaming how they solved all our problems.
Ultimately we will end up with an awful compromise. The wealthy will continue to not be taxed enough. Their wealth will continue to grow, and, when the middle and lower class no longer hold enough wealth to pay the bills we will be in this mess all over again.
We need a revolution. Temporary communism could even out the wealth, then temporary fascism could get our economy going again, after that we can revert back to democracy. As long as we get rid of the communist government fast our infrastructure will not be destroyed, and if we get rid of the fascist government after they get the economy going again we will not destroy ourselves with over-aggression.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Who's spamming the Republican vote? Can we get an IP check?
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu