Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz crowed, “We (Democrats) own the economy.” Now they own something else. The default.
How do they own it?
It is simple. The House has already sent the Cut, Cap and Balance act over to the Senate. There was never a true up or down vote on the bill. Harry Reid simply tabled it.
Now, John Boehner is going to try and send his Boehner plan over to the Senate for consideration. Assuming the plan passes the House, which at this point is still not a safe assumption, Harry Reid, the leader of the Party of Treason in the Senate has already announced he would call the Senate into session and immediately kill whatever bill Boehner sends over.
Boehner’s bill is a disaster. However, by announcing he would kill it immediately, Reid showed his true colors and the true colors of the Party of Treason. There can only be one bill for them. That is the bill of complete surrender by the GOP. The only thing the Dems are going to accept is something that cuts no spending, increases taxes and the debt.
Even John Boehner probably will not surrender to this. So you have it.
The Democrat Party Default.
The Democrats own this default. They will not compromise. The Boehner plan is pretty awful and does not do anything to help stop the insane spending and borrowing that is bankrupting our country.
But at least the House has passed one plan (Cut, Cap and Balance) and by the end of the day may pass a second one.
What has Obama done? Nothing
What has Harry Reid done? Nothing.
The Democratic strategy has been simple and we have mentioned it here before. Either panic the GOP into a really bad plan, even worse than the really bad Boehner plan or blame Republicans for the default.
Make no mistake, the Boehner plan is pretty bad. Cut, Cap and Balance is a much better bill. However, the Democrats insist on unilateral surrender by the Republicans. The only way they will agree to any bill is a bill that includes no spending cuts, but contains economically harmful tax increases as well as a massive increase in the debt ceiling.
The only thing that is acceptable to the Party of Treason is a formula that provides for the easy endless expansion of the welfare state. John Boehner may be the sugar daddy of the welfare state but even he is smart enough not to commit political suicide, which is what the Democrats are asking. The government is twice the size it was a decade ago and has grown thirty percent since Barack Obama took over the White House. That is too much, even for John Boehner. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/jul/27/tom-...
If the Democrats say it is their way or the highway, then fine, it is time for us to say game on.
Many of us grew up in an age where our parents told us, “you do not start a fight but you finish one.” It is time for us to finish this fight. Obama, Pelosi and Reid are spoiling for a fight. They believe the media will protect them and work for them as Clinton had the luxury of a complete media protective blanket in 1995.
That was 16 years ago. The conservative media did not exist then as it does now. We have the ability to bypass the drive by media and get our message directly to the people.
There could be a blessing in disguise here.
We do not want this default, but if Obama, Pelosi and Reid are going to force it, then we will make them own it.
Hmmmm. The dems have a plan?? Haven't seen it, yet. Has anybody? Is it on paper, like, written out? Or, is it just something that the dems and Reid are spouting each day and changing as they go along to counteract whatever plan the other side might propose.
Tom, I don't think you get it. The dems want to continue business as usual in D.C. which leads to economic ruin for this nation. The prez and the dems keep changing their verbal offers, nothing on paper to be held to, easily deniable. These are the same politicians who had complete control over the House, the Senate, and the White House for over two years and didn't do a thing to fix the economy or the budget. In fact, they never submitted a realistic budget in over 800 days. The kinds of budgets being mentioned by the dems and prez would sink any normal business or household.
Hey, wait a minute. You already know all this, and just went fishing for someone to respond so you'd have a foil to bounce your liberal/socialistic blathering off of, and denigrate. I'm fairly certain you're an intelligent individual, a product of government schools, but blinded by the message of the leftist of utopian society where everyone has the same level of living as everyone else.
Yes, we are the country of "equal opportunity", the results are up to the individual depending upon their level of interest in success. Can't legislate that, it doesn't work that way. Step back from your beliefs and see the direction the current administration is taking this country. It doesn't make sense and is illogical. Where is Spock when ya need him?
This is why we and our reps need to ignore the polls and I say they need to be transparent when they are used on TV and reveal exactly how many of each party, age groups and regions are polled because these polls are used to sway voters and politicians and a fed law needs to be passed to that effect.
First they created mammoth big-government programs of dependency on the books...without funding them when they had full control of three government branches (Executive, House and Senate) because they knew that the American Public would not stand for the increase in taxes. They showed that they knew that what they were doing was against the values of majority of Americans.
Now, the Republicans are in control of spending bills...in the House. It is their constitutional duty to determine how much we should spend. And the reason our founding fathers placed this duty in the hands of the House, is because the House is the closest to the people...the shortest time in office, the easiest and quickest to replace if they fail to hear the voice of the people.
Well, it is time for all Americans, to live up to our citizenship duties, obligations, and responsibilities....and let our House members know what is our will....
We already are borrowing $0.42 out of every dollar spent by the mega monster of a federal socialistic government that has grown from zero debt to $14.5 trillion in only about 10 years.
How can anyone with a strait face say that increasing the debt limit, thereby increasing by even more the amount borrowed out of each dollar...is anything but sustaining the status quo at the expense of our children, and thereby likely destroying our nation, stripping the hope and opportunity that has been the hallmark of America for generations...
Stop feeding socialism. Stop the growth of communism in America. Tell the Demo-Socialists and Progressive Republicans that we see that they have no cloths, that we see through their lies and deceits and irresponsible spending addiction.
Will you call yours today, and every day until this is resolved.