"The Debt-Strangled Budget": DUmmies debate the debt ceiling
We're now into July, and the debate is heating up on whether or not Congress will increase the debt ceiling before the August 2 deadline. Where do the DUmmies come down on this? Why, raise the debt ceiling, of course! And make The Rich pay for it! If it's a choice between taxing more or spending less, the DUmmies will take taxes every time--as long as they're not the ones having to pay them.
But cut spending? Cut their socialist wealth-redistribution schemes that are bankrupting this country? No way! Which is why the DUmmies *should* be singing this song (but they won't):
THE DEBT-STRANGLED BUDGET
Oh, say, can you see
By the debt ceiling's height
How profoundly we failed
At our socialist scheming?
Whose Big Government cost
Makes us quarrel and fight.
Were the programs we hatched
Just us foolishly dreaming?
And the budget's red ink,
Dollars sent down the sink,
Gave proof that we might
Have a need to rethink.
Oh, say, does that debt-strangled
Budget yet rise,
Or will spending now freeze
And we fin'ly get wise?
Lots of threads to choose from, too many to link to. We'll just pick and choose from here and there. So let us now read Debt for DUmmies, in Red Ink Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, the wag tailoring the doggerel, Charles Henrickson, is in the tax [brackets]:
Obama steps into debt talks
[He stepped into something, alright.]
Well they know Obama will cave.
[They call him the Caveman.]
$4 trillion in deficit reduction. Where's that coming from, if they're not cutting Social Security?
could be achieved without any cuts to SS or Medicare. they will have to tax the rich, of course.
[TAX THE RICH! TAX THE RICH! TAX THE RICH! The answer to all questions.]
Its simple. Get rid of the Bush tax cuts.
Cut defense by 1/3.
[National defense--the main thing the federal government is SUPPOSED to do.]
[Do NOT touch--do not even LOOK AT--at our unconstitutional socialist wealth-redistribution schemes!]
I bet Obama has a tattoo of Satan on his ass, so you'd think from some of the crazies here.
[They so crazy! It's on his lower back!]
NYT: Could Obama just ignore the debt ceiling?
[NYET! But he'd like to.]
Man I hope Obama nails the GOP on this. People follow a strong leader.
[Putting "Obama" and "strong leader" in the same post raises the doubt ceiling.]
Because of the 14th amendment the debt ceiling is unconstitutional. . . .
[This is the latest grasping at straws by the Democrats, i.e., twisting a little clause out of context from the Constitution--which they normally don't give a rip about--in order to SPEND, SPEND, SPEND!]
Obama can not raise money or levy taxes. Does he just borrow from Peter to pay Paul?
[Ron Paul would not approve.]
The nuclear option is for Obama to simply instruct Geithner to ignore the debt ceiling. . . .
[Obama could put the debt ceiling on his iggy list.]
"The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law... shall not be questioned," reads the 14th Amendment.
It sounds like it means: You can't invalidate the debt with a stroke of the pen. On the other hand, there's nothing in the 14th that says you have to spend like a bunch of drunken sailors and drive the debt up to unsustainable levels either.
[Kewpie Doll! DUmmie Abq_Sarah, you go to the head of the class!]
The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the land. . . .
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
Looks like Obama is in a pretty good spot under that senario. Being forced by the constitution to ignore the debt ceiling. Like when I am forced to drink a beer, watch Star Wars, and eat a huge pizza.
[Life under the basement ceiling.]
Defaulting isn't required. There are still sufficient revenues, even if the debt ceiling remains unaltered, to provide for paying the interest on the debt. . . . Of course, the downside is that any spending requiring new debt would immediately have to stop, meaning that while the federal government as a whole wouldn't shut down entirely many parts of it would.
[Sorry, DUmmie Igel, we have only one Kewpie Doll in our treasury per day.]
this is getting stupid now. call their f***ing bluff.
[Talk of cutting spending is STUPID!]
The 14th Amendment addresses the obligation to pay for the debts incurred by the Government. It does not allow the executive branch to spend money not authorized by the legislative branch.
[Boy, the Kewpie Doll aspirants are coming out of the woodwork! Is this a LOUSY FREEPER TROLL invasion or what??]
Republicans are willing to destroy the economy in order to get rid of a Democratic black man in the White House. It's pretty much that simple, really...
[When all else fails, play the Race Card.]
This is alll about politics.. the republicans want to keep the economy from recovering as long as possible to diminish Obama's reelection chances..
[This DUmmie parrots Chuck the Schmuck Schumer's latest talking point.]
The republicans want to kick the can down the road! This sh*t WILL COME UP AGAIN!! But the next time it does, a N***a won't be in office and it will get done! NO F***IN QUESTIONS ASKED!!!