Skip to comments.Gang of Six Bag of Tricks
Posted on 07/20/2011 2:17:58 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross
Americans who care about the solvency of this nation ought to be seriously annoyed at the contempt for them shown by the Gang of Six plan, which even by the standards of bipartisan deal-making is a total joke.
Even if you take seriously their figure of $3.7 trillion in savings over ten years, that represents a clawback across a decade of about two years of current deficits.
If you take Jeff Sessionss figure of $1.2 trillion in savings over ten years as being closer to the mark, that takes a decade to reverse about three-quarters of the 2011 deficit.
Neither of these numbers is sufficient. Both lead to national suicide.
If you take the Gangs figure of half-a-trillion dollars in immediate aggressive deficit reduction seriously, that represents about what the U.S. government borrows every four months. Whats aggressive about that? And whats immediate about it? Its all unspecified discretionary spending caps and process reforms that will collapse like soufflés ten minutes after the signing ceremony. Obviously its appealing to Democrats: It accepts their view that 25 percent of GDP should be the new baseline for national (federal no longer seems quite the word) government spending. But whats in it for Republicans?
We are sending a consistent message to the world that the political structures of the United States do not allow for meaningful course correction. That does far more damage to the full faith and credit of America than failing to hike the debt ceiling.
The GOP gang are Judenrat.
Why do they always have to name themselves? Gang of 6...I wonder if they have a secret clubhouse behind the Capitol building too. I wonder if they realize how stupid it sounds?
Look up Judenrat. This is what they are. Then call back.
The six are a small subset of the much larger CBC: Corrupt Bastards Club.
All promises of future spending cuts, including cut, crap and tax are illusions. The only thing the GOP should be doing is refusing to raise the deebt limit and accurately protraying the Dems as saddling us with ever more debt, and ever more government. I’m more pissed at the House republicans than I am at either the gang of six or the dems. They should know better.
When I think “Gang of Six” I subsequently think tar, feathers, and rope.
Judenrat. Check it and tell me I am wrong.
Gang of Four: