Sunday, January 13, 2013

Spending or Paying?

Whooping Crane looking for lunch
A commenter on Huffington Post, msgirlintn, wrote:

"The President needs to hold a prime time address to the nation and explain to them what the debt ceiling is, how we got here and why the Republican game is so risky for this country and the world's global economy.

The debt ceiling has nothing to do with spending.  It has everything to do with paying the bills that Congress has already spent the money

Bush campaigned against PayGo and when he took office, he and the Republicans repealed PayGo.  He went on to put two wars, two tax cuts and a Medicare Part D insurance plan on the national credit card.  Orrin Hatch admitted that it was "standard practice not to pay for anything".  Bush's VP said "deficits don't matter" so Bush spent more than any President in recent history, followed closely by Reagan.

The last government shutdown stunt that the Republicans pulled in 2011 cost the taxpayers over 18 Billion.  It also resulted in the nation's first downgraded credit rating, which the S&P blamed on the Republicans and the Tea Party.

If government shuts down, there will be no SS checks for the elderly and the disabled.  There will be no Medicare for them when we are in the middle of a flu epidemic.  There will be no pay for active duty military.  There will be no Veterans benefits or VA hospital

Reagan warned about this in the 1980's.  It seems today's Teapublicans want to talk about Reagan a lot, but they don't want to govern like Reagan did."
Here is where the ultimate Low Information Republicans/Rush Limbaugh devotees go bouncing off the walls.  They want to dumb down the universe by saying this is all about spending.  Seriously?  It is about money that they already spent.  That should be clear to even the least informed but, of course, people disseminating stupid are attempting to twist it so that you are up in arms about the President spending.  The debt was  racked up by the Congress spending more than they took in.  Period.
It has so far just cracked  me up that Limbaugh, the chief of the Low Information ditto heads, has co-opted the term Low Information!!  Once again, pay the bills you created and let's get on with life.  If you don't like how YOU spent that pile of cash create a different future path.  The blame is still on Congress and prior Presidents accepting that spending.  Thus far President Obama has made a solid mark on spending less than prior administrations.  An improvement of massive proportions. 

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