Jul 28 2011
Major Update: If Boehner’s bill is a short term hike in the ceiling of less than $1 trillion, and comes with equal cuts, then I say vote for passage. I have said all along small real steps are preferred over grand visions of fiction and foolery. I am all for revisiting this every 6 months until 2012 elections. So if that is the bill being voted – pass it and grab our fruits of victory. – end update
The above picture [click to enlarge] was sent to us in one of those broadcast emails you get every day, yet is one of those iconic images that could live forever. It is especially relevant right now. Today the GOP in The House have to make a stand for the kind of nation all our forefathers and foremothers fought and died for. This week America either survives its bought with our decades battle with socialistic cancer, or it goes terminal.
I don’t think Congress or DC gets it yet. I don’t want to lose all the progress made to date on framing the debate on the out of control debt and out of control government, but the plans now up in the House and Senate are just too mealy-mouthed and too impotent.
Major Garret notes 6 similarities between the Boehner and Reid plans, none of which impress.
1. Nearly identical domestic discretionary spending targets for fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013:
Which means no real cuts until the 2012 election. This is completely unacceptable.
6. Committee: Both proposals would create a 12-member congressional committee to study future deficit reduction.
And this means the Tea Party reps sent to Congress will have no say – also completely unacceptable. The other 4 provisions are meaningless.
So, the Political Industrial Complex and the power brokers could not come up with any real cuts and want to silence the libertarian forces sent to DC to get government back into its box.
Well then I guess some short term chaos is the only answer. Democrats caused major financial chaos when they screwed with mortgage lending rules, and then added to the chaos when they went on a mindless and useless spending spree. So their complaints of fiscal sanity are a huge, ironic and pathetic joke. Chiding from them and their media groupies is easily ignored.
But John Boehner has lost his credibility. I like the man, but he should have understood the people want action and they definitely did not want their voices muted by another CYA committee (which everyone ignores). Yesterday I asked how could we save the fruits of our victory- and the answer today is we have no fruits to salvage.
We either default and send the elites a clear message we are done with business as usual, or we continue business as usual and destroy the futures of our children. I guess all elites have chosen the painful way through this – but better pain for them and us than hurting our children further.
Don’t pass Boehner’s surrender bill.
Update: A good and rationale explanation as to why we cannot accept the crap currently ‘on the table’.