Skip to comments.Their Temper Tantrum (NY Times rant and barf alert)
Posted on 06/24/2011 9:01:30 AM PDT by Zakeet
Congressional Republicans, who played a major role in piling up the governments unsustainable debt in the first place, have thrown a tantrum and walked out of the debt limit talks. This bit of grandstanding has brought the nation closer to the financial crisis that Republicans have been threatening for weeks. But, at least now, their real goals are in sharp focus.
It has been obvious all along that cutting government services alone is not a solution to either the budget deficit or the mounting national debt. The Democrats, at least, acknowledged that reality at the bargaining table by saying that along with the cuts the Republicans cherish, there would have to be increases in revenue an end to unnecessary tax loopholes for corporations or the rich.
Those demands were modest too modest and Vice President Joseph Biden Jr., who is leading the talks, said they were making progress. But any compromise at all proved too much for the Republicans.
Mr. Cantor said that because he and the House would not support a tax increase, he was walking out of the talks until President Obama resolved the tax issue himself with House Speaker John Boehner. In other words, Mr. Cantor and Mr. Kyl preferred striking a Tea Party pose to the hard work of reaching a deal.
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Three-quarters of his Page One editors are gay or bi -- and that's according to one of them, in print.
Hahaa... I had to go and click on the link just to see if this childish pout was one of the NY Times’ lefty columnists or an actual NY Times ‘Editorial’. (Yes, no surprise, it’s an offical NYT editorial.) It is hard to believe that only 35 years ago the New York Times was considered by many to be a reputable newspaper, and even, mostly deservedly, called itself “the paper of record”. People across the country were interested in what the New York Times had to say.
And now it’s come to this - - a ‘Daily Collegian’-style playpen for lefty homosexual foot stompers. Wow, how the mighty have fallen.
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