We at the Winkest Link were stupid enough to believe that the House of Representatives would eventually see the light and just pass raising the debt ceiling. To all presidents of both parties this has always been a formality in the past. But now morons run the House, so we at W-L will have to delay the follow-up to our ‘Voter Fraud’ article to make time to beg for two-cents worth of maturity from the GOP. Here goes….
Dear GOP: (I will address the GOP directly, and not the teabaggers, because teabaggers are to thoughtful discussion what Neanderthals are to aeronautics…. “Ugh… me not get joke”) This is so stupid. Just raise the debt ceiling already. Don’t attach anything to it, just pass it.
This is not a budget bill, this is just (to paraphrase Ronald Reagan) ‘housekeeping.’
Raise the debt ceiling already, we can argue about the budget later.
The debt ceiling is arbitrary and should be totally non-controversial. Only one other country on the planet even has one. It is a made-up number.
For this stupid “principle” you would trash the U.S. economy? Especially when we are trying to recover from this last recession?
The only reason it is controversial is because the teabaggers want all conflicts to go nuclear. They control about 80 of the 535 House seats, but they have John Boehner’s private parts in a vice. He cannot breathe without their approval.
Boehner must be the weakest speaker in modern times. He knows additional taxes are needed to help the budget, but he dare not whisper that….
Teabaggers don’t know and don’t care about our responsibilities to maintain our standing in the world/financial community. Don’t know, don’t care.
Interest rates will rise on everybody, including you and me and the small businesses the GOP so often claims to care about.
This is the REAL job-killer. If a business can’t afford to borrow money, they can’t grow the company, or hire people.
Raising the debt ceiling should be perfunctory. We must pay our bills. This is not the same as passing a budget, it is simply paying our bills.
Teabaggers want every issue with Obama to be nuclear war. That is not real governance. Certainly not MATURE governance.
Raise the debt ceiling already. And raise it to at least 2013 so we don’t have to go through this B.S. again during election year 2012.
Ostensibly (I like that word), the reason for Republican’s insistence on balancing the budget is to prevent economic and financial collapse in the future. This is a noble goal, and that is why it works in the polls.But if the purpose is to prevent economic collapse, why would they flirt with it now? Neither side is willing to take a bitter pill.
I think of it this way. The United States has a cancer (the national debt). Everyone agrees that in the short, medium, and long terms we need to deal with it to prevent it from metastasizing at least any worse than it has. But I don’t feel the solution is to go on a murderous, suicidal rampage, taking out the global economy. Sure it would “fix” the problem of debt. But it is like curing an ice cream headache by shooting yourself in the head. Solves the pain, sure, but it isn’t forward looking. You need to look ahead and plan for the future. Think of the consequences of your choices.
I am confident something will get passed, albeit it wont be a solution anyone likes. They punted on the problem for too long, and now have to accept a less than desirable outcome. You know it’s bad when NFL owners are laughing at the inability of congress to come to some sort of deal.