Wednesday, November 16, 2011

House Republicans Will Fake "Conservatism" for Re-Election Bids

Cantor says more than he should while being Barnum.

House Republicans are set to vote later this week on a balanced budget amendment (BBA) that would place no limits on federal spending because the amendment does not cap spending as a percentage of GDP or require a supermajority to raise taxes.

IOW, it's a glass of water, not real beer.  Need proof?

“You know, the process was set up to be member driven,” Cantor told reporters at his weekly press briefing on Monday. “There was a great opportunity for all the members to weigh in. We had a big conference two weeks ago. The Whip's Office has gone through their processes of seeking member input and, overwhelmingly, members feel that the version we are bringing to the floor is the one that they would like to see.

Yup.  They'll wave their "BBA" papers around for the voters and hope we don't notice that the paper is blank.


Americans who follow the workings of our government - even if only casually - presumably know that the Republican Party took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 2010 elections.

Fewer likely know that the Republican-controlled House gained a veto over federal spending on March 4, 2011.

Fewer still may know that from March 4, when the Republican-controlled House gained that veto over spending, through Nov. 14, the national debt increased by $795,257,695,953.36.

That works out to about $6,766 each for what the Census Bureau estimates are 117,538,000 American households.

This is called "Being Boehned."  Cantor, who plays Barnum to Boehner's Hamlet, will be waving a useless BBA vote around while Boehner wanders about the stage asking 'Who am I, and what am I doing here?'

A perfect storm is brewing in American life. The liberal assaults on our economic and religious liberty are converging.

We are as much in need of great leaders today as at anytime in our history. We will not find them among those who now run Congress.

Time for Barnum and Hamlet to exit stage left--the direction they're best acquainted with.

1 comment:

steveegg said...

It's all about letting the debt ceiling increase by $1.5 trillion regardless of what the SuperDuperÜberCommittee does.