Time for a political rant! Apologies in advance for the juvenile cursing and the childish name calling, but trust me, it's theraputic.
Look, raising the debt limit is not rocket science. It's been done regularly for decades. All you do is pass a bill saying "hey, the debt limit is now this". That's it. It has been raised 72 fucking times since 1964. 10 times since 2001! Bush raised it 7 times! Making spending cuts a part of it is not required. This is something Boehner and the Republicans have basically made up to try and make Obama look bad. And all that's at stake is the financial ruin of this country. No biggie.
You know I how I can tell that Boehner & Co. are the one's playing politics? The title of his propasal. No, its not "Plan To Raise The Fucking Debt Ceiling". It's "Two Step Approach To Hold President Obama Accountable." Unbelievable.
And now we're where we are because of it this made up imperative. Obama has conceded more to the Republicans than any Democratic president should ever be expected too. I mean seriously, a Democratic president actually discussing cuts to Medicare and Social Security? And yet it's not enough. According to the Republicans, only the poor and those who receive Social Security and Medicare benefits should have to bear the suffering of spending cuts. If the richest people in this country are expecting to sacrifice even a little eensy beensy bit, then it is a no-go. Fucking assholes. Yes, this is class war.
Regarding the debt ceiling, last year Boehner told the New Yorker, “This is going to be probably the first really big adult moment” for the new Republican majority. “You can underline ‘adult.’"
In his speech the other night, Boehner said, “You know, I’ve always believed, the bigger government, the smaller the people.” That's some bold talk coming from an Oompa Loompa. Especially considering the world's tallest people come from the Netherlands, whose government is huge like Willy Wonka's hat.
What a stupid world.