How stupid. How irresponsible. How pathetically impotent are these people?
The Senate passed a bill to avoid the fiscal cliff and it is now going to the House for consideration.
Essentially, there are two considerations of the fiscal cliff. Taxes and spending cuts.
The taxes…… this can be seen as a victory or a loss for both sides. They’ve agreed to raise taxes on people making above above $450,000/yr. At this point, this is the best the Repubs could hope for as far as taxes go. However, this came because of a compromise to certain cuts which were suppose to happen. For us who are aware of the energy stupidity and cost to the US, apparently, we’re going to extend our green-energy programs. But, they didn’t address all of the cuts which are suppose to happen. In fact, they didn’t address most of them.
Officials said the two sides agreed to postpone the cuts by two months, in exchange for a 50-50 mix of revenue increases and spending cuts. Of those cuts, half would come from defense and half would come from other budgets.
This ensures more political theater shortly.
Here’s what the House should do and some will probably try to do. They should agree in principle to the measures. Then, they should try to trim some of that crap out, like the green energy programs. They need to make sure they don’t overreach. They need to keep in mind if they cut too much, the Senate will reject it and we’ll all get tax increases, except, of course, for the people who don’t make much anyway.
As to the proposed 50/50 mix of revenue increases and cuts. That’s vacant and entirely unacceptable. We’re currently spending $1 trillion more than we’re taking in. So, in order to balance the budget, we would have to have $500 billion in tax increases. We simply don’t have that to give and still have a viable economy. We don’t really have one now. Of course, the aim isn’t to balance the budget, which makes one wonder what the aim is…… I mean other than impoverishing more people and to eventually bankrupt this nation.
So, for the House, cut what you can. Make sure the tax increases don’t hit most of the taxpayers, and then reject whatever is to happen in two months. This is the best conservatives can hope for in the short term. That is to say, minimize the damage Obama wants to do to this nation.
However, House conservatives need to understand the fight doesn’t end there. This would be the moment to start a real discussion about our fiscal shortcomings and irresponsibility. Make the case before it becomes the next political issue. Make then case then make it a political issue. Dumbasses. When you wait until after the Dems have already made their talking points, you lose. GET AHEAD OF THE POLITICAL GAMESMANSHIP!!! Make the case to the American people first. The overwhelming majority of the American people don’t want to see this nation ruined. They’ve just been horribly misinformed by the few people, such as Barry Zero, who wish to see this nation ruined. Okay, the jury is still out on Zero. He may be one of those misinformed creatures who is too stupid to understand the ruinous nature of his advocacy. With leftists, it’s difficult to ever really know where the point of their lack of intelligence ends and their malfeasance begins.
This is the way forward. Live to fight another day, then bring the fight to the lunatics!!! There is no time for complacency.
I’ve just got an email from John Droz. It isn’t a personal one, it’s just one of those ‘being on the list’ ones. I don’t think he’ll mind me reproducing it here. I’ll put this to ‘great minds ….’ As mentioned, the Dems through in the extension of the green garbage. I don’t think the administration is committed to these, so the House can probably get them out. Here’s what you can do……