Don’t get pulled into the weeds. Don’t get caught up fretting over ridiculous issues which have no substantive bearing on the larger issues we face; and don’t forget the UniParty, both Democrats and Republicans, love to use “social issues” to keep you from noticing the treasury is empty.
It’s doesn’t matter if Mitt Romney does it, or if Debbie Wasserman Schultz does it, the goals of both are exactly the same – they try to obfuscate the argument to nonsense.
The last federal budget was signed into law on September 23rd 2007 by George W Bush, that was for fiscal year 2008. There has been NO BUDGET ever since. Democrats controlled the process in ’08, ’09 for fiscal years 2009, 2010. The Republicans controlled the process in ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15, for fiscal years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
Neither party passed a budget. The UniParty was go-along-get-along through continuing resolutions, raising of the debt ceiling, Stimulus I, Stimulus II, QE1, QE2, Omnibus 1 (’08), Porkulous (Dec ’09), Omnibus II (’11), and Omnibus III (Dec ’15), leading to the eventual removal of the entire debt ceiling by Paul Ryan in December 2015.
Are you aware our Republican house and Senate no longer keep track of the national debt? If not, why not? Getting caught up on definitions of “torture” maybe. Or was it the confederate flag that made you stop paying attention.
President Obama is the first president in U.S. history to go through his entire presidency (two terms) without a federal budget on entry, or a federal budget on exit. Obama has NEVER had a single day in office with a federal budget.
Yet conservative stood up at CPAC last Saturday and gave Speaker of the House Paul Ryan a standing ovation. THINK ABOUT THAT !
That’s “Battered Conservative Syndrome”.
They want you, me, us, focused on ridiculous smaller -albeit important- but far less significant issues, like defunding planned parenthood, etc. Meanwhile, those same leaders passed a $2+ Trillion Omnibus, and wiped out the federal debt ceiling.
Those same congressional leaders voted to approve a $1 trillion spending bill (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), or “Stimulus”, which has been spent seven consecutive times, in seven consecutive fiscal years, because of the absence of a budget, and the baseline budgetary approach to spending.
Stimulus spending ’09 (the non-shovel ready jobs) led to QE1, the Fed printing the money and pumping it into the economy while buying back the debt. Stimulus II was actually the December 2009 (post mid-term “shellacking”) Porkulous spending bills supported by exiting blue-dogs before the incoming Tea Party insurgents took office (Jan ’10).
Porkulous took us to QE2, again the fed printing money and pumping it into the projects which were approved in December 2009 by the outgoing congress, including examples like Delaware’s Mike Castle (Karl Rove campaign Mgr), who lost his republican seat – but voted to approve the $1.2 trillion spending measure as the final middle finger salute.
We are fighting the UniParty.
Fiscal years begin on October 1st of every year. In fiscal year 2011 (began Oct ’10) the $1 trillion stimulus was spent again (3rd time) and added to the debt. Ask yourself what they heck was it spent on this time?
Keep asking. What did they spend it on the fourth time? The fifth… the sixth?
What you’ll discover is that Obamacare, yes ObamaCare, is being carried with these funds so the “battered conservatives” don’t actually identify the economic impact of said ObamaCare. Yes, that means, in essence, that hundreds of billions, maybe trillions, were delivered directly to insurance companies via programs like the risk corridor guarantees, etc.
Nice trick eh?
Of course you would find out if they had to use a normal budgetary process. But they don’t. So you didn’t. See how that works?
Do you like your plan? Do you like your doctor? Do you like your premiums? Do you like your deductibles? Oh wait, lets argue about Trump University….. shiny things. Shiny things.
When Donald Trump stands up at the post election night presser and says about Paul Ryan:
“I’m going to get along great with Congress, Okay? Paul Ryan, I don’t know him well, but I’m sure I’m going to get along great with him, and if I don’t– he’s gonna have to pay a big price.” (link)
I say “Yahoooo, damn skippy”!
Then again, I don’t suffer fools – and I’m damn sure not going to allow myself to become a victim of Battered Conservative Syndrome.
Of course the same CPAC attendees who just stood and cheered for the usurpation are going to try and convince the BCS audience that mean-old-dictator Trump is being all harsh or something. Bad Trump, bad Trump.
That’s good Trump, good Trump. Waterboard Ryan, remind him exactly who he works for, and what his job is supposed to be. Then when you’re done with him, invite Pelosi to the cellar too, allow her to participate in the sensation of futile leverage for a while. I’ll hold her pearls.
Too many people are getting caught up in the UniParty messaging and accompanying media narrative. Too many people are being victimized and cannot even see it. Too many people are being co-dependents to their own abusers.
Too few people are using the word: