Congress. Vote the entire lot out. Tar and feather them. Start with Boehner.
House Speaker John Boehner says the pact he’s reached with President Barack Obama and other leaders of Congress on lifting the debt limit and taming the budget “isn’t the greatest deal” but lives up to the GOP’s principles on taxes and spending.
They’re cutting 1 trillion dollars over ten years. That’s 100 billion per year in a yearly budget of over 3 trillion dollars.
The ****wad has just made the biggest argument for why so many Tea Party folks should show up in record numbers to make sure that anyone who now aligns themselves with the GOP is gone and why people of any party should be voted out after one term. I’m a conservative and hearing Boehner say that only cutting one trillion over ten years is living up to the GOP’s principles tells me that the GOP is dead and he’s given it just one more in a long string of kisses of death.
I’m supposed to feel better than this about it, though:
Congressional sources familiar with the outlines of the deal say it would cut the deficit by about $2.8 trillion and raise the debt limit by a similar amount. The deal includes $1.2 trillion in spending cuts up front and creates a select bicameral committee to find another $1.6 trillion in savings later in the 112th Congress.
I’m sure there’s a committee that is going to be as dedicated to finding the $1.6T as Obama was in listening to the committee recommendations about the budget last winter. Yep, expect some quick action on that one.
I want to hear a certain list of numbers and if I don’t hear them I want to know why. Yearly.
- How much do we spend on things we need this year?
- How much do we take in?
- How much has the debt been paid down this year?
- When will the debt be paid off?
#2 minus #3 minus #1 goddamned well better be greater than zero and never a negative number. If it is more than zero, I want my taxes reduced by that much divided by 350M next year. When you set out #1, I want to know exactly where it is going, and I don’t want budget tricks played – no estimates or assumptions. If you can’t do that, the budget needs to be simplified to the point where that doesn’t happen.
And I want the extra alphabet departments removed. And a 10% flat tax. And no more pork damnit. And for f***’s sake get rid of the congressional pensions and benefits. @$$holes. Stop it with the games, you chickensh*t bastards, and for once play straight and grow up – the rest of us are seriously tired of your sh*t.
Expect Boehner to break out in tears any day now, talking about his love of his country and how stressful this has been.
We all may not be able to support it or none of us may be able to support it. – Nancy Pelosi
Me personally, I’m never gonna give up my daily pork rinds, caviar, champagne, and military jets y’all are paying for because I can’t support giving it up. That’s what she’s saying.