Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Congress has Real Life Epeen measuring contest. Winner = No one.

The last scandal involving “Weiners” I wrote about was of course about Anthony Weiner.  This time it’s the House Republicans that want to show everyone how big their weiners are.  Spoiler Alert: No one wins.

The timeline for the looming debt ceiling and impending default doesn’t bother me as much as the damage that our congressmen are doing NOW.  We’ve been told the value of the American dollar will drop *IF* we default on our debts.

Newsflash: The circus show that GOP is hosting right now in the House is already causing it to drop.
I’m not going to say, the Republicans are entirely to blame for this but given that they have majority control of the House of Representatives right now, I’d have to say that they’re mostly to blame.
The Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell has stated that “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term President.”

Republican House Speaker, John Boehner has also echoed those sentiments and in regards to Obama’s agenda said, “We’re going to do everything — and I mean everything we can do — to kill it, stop it, slow it down, whatever we can.”

The President has been bending over backwards on compromises to raise the debt ceiling and yet Boehner and House Republicans still continue to argue because apparently Obama isn’t touching his toes too.

These aren’t our elected leaders…these are children.  More and more, it becomes painfully apparent that the entire House is a decadent, rusted cog that doesn’t turn for the American people.  It screeches slowly forward for lobbyists and partisan posturing and when there’s actual work that needs to be done it spins backwards.

The Republicans and Democrats can squabble like children over spending cuts and tax raises any time.  Instead, the Republicans are abusing key issues like this in some illogically thought through effort to undermine Obama’s presidency.

Not only are they screwing the American people but they’re putting a knife in their own backs too.  Boehner and the gang are stonewalling the debt ceiling issue beyond reason and it’s showing.
This is the same thing Boehner put us through in April threatening not to pass a new budget, which would have seen a government shutdown and Federal workers including military not getting a paycheck.

Instead they used the threat of shutdown as a standing board for their issues with Planned Parenthood.

Now, Senator McConnell is proposing a ridiculously convoluted plan in which Obama must propose to raise the debt ceiling, then the Republicans vote it down and then Obama vetoes the votedown.
What do we pay these guys for again?

So, like I said…it all boils down to a penis measuring contest in which no one wins and the American people lose…big time.

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