Tuesday debt ceiling roundup

It’s gray outdoors, the Angelenos are freaking out over cold weather,

and us taxpayers are paying for Bill Clinton’s Cinemax and Jimmy Carter’s Dish Network (neither of which this taxpayer indulges on).

Obama, “a pretty friendly guy“, gave a press conference that The Other McCain called a festival of lies. The message of the press conference was that a debate over the debt limit was already harming the economy and could push the U.S. into a recession, and Obama didn’t bother explain the position he took as senator.

Does that mean that Obama owns the debt now?

Nope.

No matter what the facts are – that Federal outlays exploded after 2009 –

two things are happening:

  1. The notion of a POTUS held accountable for disastrous spending went out of fashion on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, and
  2. ‘You Kids are So Damn Screwed’

But the Wall Street Journal indulges in wishful thinking,

The next time Mr. Obama holds a press conference, somebody should ask him to identify by name those who want to repeal Social Security, steal food from orphans and cancel science funding. We’d like to meet these Visigoths. Otherwise, if the fiscal negotiations are going nowhere, perhaps it is because the President simply won’t make an honest argument.

For now, the White House has informed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that it will miss the legal deadline for sending a budget to Congress.

Do we have an imperial president?

In other news, Inauguration fund coming up $8 million short? Or is it $10 million?

But hey, if we get to pay for Bill’s Cinemax, we may get to pay for O’s inaugural! It’s the perfect time to wear black.


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