What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Monday, July 25, 2011

My response to the response

For anybody who believes Boehner's performance piece, especially the "blank check" reference, you need to learn how your government actually works. You might want to start your re-education with the concept of Appropriations (and appropriation bills and who passes them, and then who passed the recent one). Then you may want to look at the fiscal calendar year of the government (hint, it's not the calendar year).

Maybe here is a good place to start.

Dear Speaker Boehner, The appropriations/spending bill we are currently operating under (and the rules previous to its passing since the new House was sworn in in January) are all your party. You passed the bill. Your committee chair approved the spending before that. Sorry, sir, but some if us actually do pay attention and know how things are done. The President can only work within the framework you gave him. If spending is out of control, it's because you made it that way. For the sake of the country we both love, please stop telling myths and do your constitutionally mandated job. The one you swore your oath to do.

You may have missed that even the Fox News polls show that if we do go into default, the majority of people will blame you and the party you lead. You might not be able to hear that from the bubble of your caucus rooms. If you don't listen now, you will hear it in the polling booths.

Your house page was having troubles loading just a moment ago. I'm hoping it's the result of people trying to tell you the same thing I am telling you here. The President has you boxed in politically. We all know it. So now the question is will you remain hostage to your fringe, or will you actually be a leader of your party? Only one direction holds the promise of getting out of this (hint, it's not toward your fringe).

Default will be much worse than '94 debacle, or the trial balloon of allowing the FAA's writ to expire. If you don't think so, you may want to read some of the local Ohio press of why our Governor's approvals are through the floor. Everybody wants only cuts to balance the budget, until they actually see what is left to be cut.

3 comments:

vince said...

I'm an independent who has voted Republican in the past. I even voted for Pawlenty (he wasn't a bad governor until the end when he saw "President" in his future.) But the cesspool of hate, stupidity, greed, mendacity, lies, and bigotry that the Republicans have (with a very few exceptions) become means that I wouldn't vote for one for dog catcher.

They really, really piss me off.

Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

I can't believe that anyone can say with a straight face that the debt ceiling is somehow disconnected from the actual spending that Congress appropriated.

Dr. Phil

Steve Buchheit said...

Vince, you and me both.

Dr Phil, when you disconnect from reality, you can say almost anything with a straight face.