What Good is the Debt Ceiling?

from IBD: 

In his surprise deal with the Democrats to raise the debt ceiling last week, President Trump went one step further: He proposed getting rid of the debt ceiling entirely. It’s not a bad idea, but only if you control future spending.

“The president encouraged congressional leaders to find a more permanent solution to the debt ceiling so the vote is not so frequently politicized,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Her comments came as the Senate voted 80 to 17 to approve the deal that would raise the debt ceiling and keep the government running until Dec. 8, while spending $15.25 billion on emergency relief. read more

WND Exclusive – The Debt-Ceiling Big Lie

By making a deal with the devil and siding with Chuck Schumer, President Trump may be lurching toward the dark side. And for what – an $8 billion disaster-relief package?

Eight billion dollars is a lot of money for the likes of us, but to the government it is nothing. They waste or misplace that amount in a week or two.

Heck, with a budget of around $4,000 billion ($4 trillion), the feds spend about $11 billion a day. We’re expected to believe that they can’t divert less than a day’s outlay to help out the truly needy – those who have lost everything in Texas and Louisiana, in some cases? Not to mention those who will surely lose everything if Irma tracks into Florida. We’re supposed to buy this load of crap? read more

Podcast – A New Display at the Smithsonian Institution – Nation May Default in November – The Border Patrol is Not Welcome on This Campus

In this episode I discuss the edition of a lovely bronze bust to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s “Struggle For Justice” display. None other than the racist, eugenicist Margaret Sanger will be proudly displayed along side the very people she wished to exterminate.

Forget the Mayan calendar. The world may end on November 3rd, 2015, as the government runs out of money – unless those evil republicans agree to increase the nation’s debt limit, which currently tops out at a paltry $18.1 trillion.

The Border Patrol needs additional agents. Yes, they are hiring, but one college campus says they are not welcome at their fall career fair because it will make illegal immigrant students uncomfortable. read more

Life on the Republican Spineless Chicken Ranch

On Oct 8, NBC reported, “President Barack Obama vowed not to relent to what he called Republican “extortion” that would threaten a default on the national debt, but suggested he might accept a short-term agreement that could jump-start talks with Congress. 

But the nation’s top elected Republican, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, described Obama’s possible arrangement as akin to “unconditional surrender” to the president by Republicans.

“The president’s position that … we’re not going to sit down and talk to you until you surrender is just not sustainable,” Boehner said on Capitol Hill. “It’s not our system of government.” 

Well, evidently it is.

 Last night the Washington Times wrote, “Top senators struck a deal Wednesday to reopen the government and extend the federal government’s borrowing authority into next year and both sides of the Capitol are hoping for quick action to reassure nervous financial markets eyeing a Thursday deadline set by the Treasury Department.

“The compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said after he and his GOP counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell, struck the deal.

For Republicans, the deal was more about getting an embarrassing couple of weeks behind them than in being able to claim victory in a deal that they felt compelled to make.

“It’s my hope that today we can put some of those most urgent issues behind us,” Mr. McConnell said. In laying out the deal he struck, Mr. McConnell sought to shift the focus to the next battle already looming over the budget sequesters.

Ted Cruz, doesn’t blame the democrats, but the republicans for not backing his efforts to reign in government.”

  The Daily Kos couldn’t wait to reprint Judson Phillips reaction, head of Tea Party Nation. Mr. Phillips wrote, ” Barack Obama demanded unconditional surrender from the Republican Party.

He pretty much got it.

The Republican Party has capitulated on the central issue of Obamacare.  Mitch McConnell and John Boehner never wanted this fight.  In true RINO fashion, they wanted to surrender early and often. ….

In short, the GOP got nothing from their fight.  But then again, McConnell, Boehner and the GOP establishment never tried.

Does anyone believe either McConnell or Boehner will have the intestinal fortitude to go to the mat with Obama again?   It does not matter what Obama demands, these two will cave, guaranteeing it will pass.”

The Marxist at the Daily Kos closed with, ” Mr. Phillips, The Republican party just threw you overboard ass over teakettle. Bye bye.”

And that they did. But is anyone really surprised at the outcome? Frankly, at least for me, it was a foregone conclusion that the two head republican “cavemen” would do what they do best, succumb to pressure. It’s a wonder they can walk upright, without spines.

My guess is that the “pressure” they did get from democrats was all for show. You and I know that swine McConnell and “Dirty” Harry Reid had agreed on a deal early on and this was all just theater.

And as for the Washington Times claiming the fight was an embarrassment; I say for who, the RINO’s. I wasn’t embarrassed. Were you? I guess, according to the Times and the beltway bunch,  it’s embarrassing to fight for a good cause.

And so it’s official. We did lose and the Republican party did throw us overboard, again. Do we finally see where we stand? Finally? Might this really be the last straw for many who have called themselves republicans for so long?  

For years, many others and I have insisted there is not a dimes worth of difference between the two parties and have, at times, been vilified for it.

One must be completely blind not to see it now! 

As the Daily Kos said, Bye bye Republicans!

Is it Third Party Time yet, or just another night to get a pat on the head, a drink of water and a gentle nudge back to bed, like little Cindy Lou Who? And when we’re all fast asleep again, the Grinches can resume robbing us blind.

World Top Bankers Warn of Dire Consequences if U.S. Defaults

As you read this, know these bankers are lying for Obama! No one of this stature is this stupid or unaware. By law, U.S. debt payments must take priority over everything else, per the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, Section4. Obama knows this. Remember; he taught Constitutional law. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew knows this as do these bankers. I don’t know about the other two, but Jamie Dimon is also a friend of Obama’s.  Liars and scaremongers like these must be exposed!

(Reuters) – Three of the world’s most powerful bankers warned of terrible consequences if the United States defaults on its debt, with Deutsche Bank chief executive Anshu Jain claiming default would be “utterly catastrophic.”

“This would be a very rapidly spreading, fatal disease,” Jain said on Saturday at a conference hosted by the Institute of International Finance in Washington.

“I have no recommendations for this audience…about putting band aids on a gaping wound,” he said. read more

Republicans, Democrats and the Big Lie

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

I understand why John Boehner or any Republican appears on shows like “This Week with George Snuffleupagus”, but watching it is just so frustrating, as it was yesterday morning. George continued to push and push for a “gotcha” quote. That was the premise of the whole interview. It wasn’t an interview; it never is. It was in fact an interrogation or cross examination.

 

And I never thought I’d say this, but I’m going to give John Boehner some credit. He had many opportunities to publicly throw Ted Cruz under the bus and didn’t. He didn’t defend him but he didn’t do publicly what we know they are doing behind closed doors. That is blaming Cruz and Mike Lee for every uncomfortable position those two have put moderate Republicans in.

 

The “interview” was of course, centered on the dreaded “Shut Down”. Stephanopoulos had his Democrat talking points he stuck to, as did Boehner. Boehner could’ve told George that during the “Shut Down”, 83% of government is still operating. I bet that would have given George some pause, but one has to wonder if Boehner even knows that fact, or cares. read more