Wimpy. Yeah, that’s him.
Anything is of course an excuse to tax and spend. If the greater public doesn’t learn anything in the next 4 years, I expect it never will.
Lucy. Football. Charlie Brown.
Isn’t that how they insult people in the middle east - they show you the bottoms of their feet?
Never ending “Rope a dope.”
Trade your horse for a promise and you end up with tired legs.
According to Fox News this AM. Tip O’neil pulled this on Reagan once and Reagan always resented trusting him. Of course the Dhimmicrat was lying. Because that’s what they do.
I say let it all happen and walk away. Take the across the board cuts. They will never be negotiated anyway.
Then if people want to re-prioritize, like taking from Big Bird to give to the Military, then they can have that debate and amend the budget later. But while they fiddle, the cuts occur,
In the mean time, does anyone know what the “Budget” is for the Presidential vacation fund? Are there no limits? He is now going to Hawaii on my dime(s).
A tax increase goes into the US Code where it stays. A budget cut goes into the annual budget where it expires. promises of cuts in any future budget beyond the next year’s is a fantasy.
But this trick gets played over and over and the pubbies go along.
If this concept of budget cuts “later” worked, then a sitting Congress and president would be bound by a deal cut by the previous gang, and that has never happened to my knowledge.
Is anyone aware of any such summary, and if not would it be worthwhile to generate one? This could serve as a "credit report" of the Democrats' willingness to deal fairly. I believe that such an accounting will show, for the Democrats, that "tomorrow never comes". How many times? Every time that I can remember...but I could be wrong.
But why insist on "tax now, cut later"? Easy. Absent strong fact to the contrary, people tend to project their own actions and tendencies on others. Put baldly: if Democrats were to agree to tax increases 'later' instead of now, they believe the Republicans will do the same thing to the Democrats that Democrats have been doing right along to the Republicans: "tomorrow never comes".
I strongly support the idea that any deal that includes new/increased taxes NOW also include tax reforms and spending cuts NOW as well.
Also, such an accounting would also be the starting point for Democrats to make good on their end of prior deals. Or did the Democrats bundle all the broken promises into credit default swaps and sell them?
Bonehead should get out in front of this with a “cut now, tax later” plan. There is TONS of waste (try the white house travel budget first) out there that can be cut that NO ONE but those let go would ever notice.
But the SOB has already given control of the argument to Obama so it’ll be hard to get it back.
Obama has been running annual deficits of $1002 Billion each of the past four years. His plan to get us out of that fiscal hole? Raise $160 Billion in new taxes and spend an additional $50 Billion. Leaving us with $892 Billion of new debt is not a plan, its incompetency!
I believe Obama will honor his word to make serious and thoughtful cuts the second Tuesday of next week.