Skip to comments.GOP on verge of huge, unprecedented political victory
Posted on 07/31/2011 4:21:56 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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‘both of you hit on one of the next major targets for TEA’...you are so right. I have been banging away at the baseline budgeting shellgame for days, on-line and at home..., so sick of hearing both Republicans and Democrats refer to ‘cuts’ when the whole world needs to know they are only speaking of reductions in the planned rate of growth. Congress needs to zero out each budget line item and use it’s constitutional budget authority during each cycle rather this dishonest scheme that compounds federal spending every few years.
They should be hung.
Cutting $2.4 Trillion — over 10 years. This year ALONE our deficit is $1.6 Trillion. These “cuts” in spending will actually amount to around a 6% reduction in PLANNED SPENDING INCREASES over the next decades. There are no REAL “cuts” here. Smoke — and mirrors.
There is no enforced cap on what Government can spend relative to national GDP. “Cut, Cap & Balance” capped the Fed. Gov’t at no more than 19.9% of GDP. But this plan puts NO limit of the % of GDP. The Government could literally spend 100% of every dollar in our economy — if the Socialists in charge wanted to.
And the Balanced Budget Amendment they discussed (is it even included in this final version) included no specifics, so it could propose that the budget be balanced by massive tax increases rather than spending cuts. In the CCB, the Balanced Budget Amendment was specifically written to achieve balance by spending cuts.
The WaPo wants this to LOOK like a victory for Republicans — because it achieves the ENDS of the Statists. Ultimately, it serves the purposes of Obama and his followers, and WHEN things go wrong, it provides excuses (the deep cuts demanded by Republicans, etc) to BLAME Republicans — and particularly the Tea Party/Conservatives for the problems.
You think the 22 Heros who stood against the Boehner plan were under pressure before — the wrath of both parties, all of Washington and the entire Mainstream Media will fall on them soon.
Watch closely to see the final vote in the House and Senate on this “ultimate compromise.” We might even lose a few more of the 22. Who knows? But this isn’t the answer. And it only brings closer the collapse that will come.
>> made Obama and Reid look like impotent silly little children
Irrelevant. The GOP was rewarded for accommodating Obama’s 2012 reelection priorities. While also falling short of the TEA Party mandate, the GOP insiders engaged in pointless, arrogant ridicule of TP members.
Abating further decline is not victory.
`Pyrrhic victory’ Meaning: A victory gained at too great a cost.
The Demoblicans get to raise the deficit ceiling—which was the schwerpunct (`heavy point of attack,’ if you will) of this drama in three parts; they agree on a joint commitment to deficit reductions; and, the GOP sets tax hikes aside, for now.
I wouldn’t trust Reid if he secured this agreement with a mortgage to his house.
The Tea Party got played. The Beltway won, again.
Kicking the can down the road “to 2012” is a GOOD thing. We can't get done what needs to be done without the Senate and White House. So, we take what we can get, FOR NOW. In 2012 we clean house (the white house) and the Senate and pass REAL reforms. We then will have to fight with RINOs. Should be easier than with the current Communists.
Please don’t abuse animals.
The GOP is getting “the promise” of cuts. Ha! They’re being played just like the DemoRATS played Reagan when he agreed to a tax increase in return for the “promise” of future cuts - cuts that NEVER happened!
| Clearly, you cannot cut government by giving it more ability to borrow and spend.
Obama's gravy train keeps chugging along.
I don't think it is possible for this country to have a more sorry bunch of losers running the show.
An arrogant Marxist was spending Trillions of bucks without comprehending. The piss-stream media concurred Without saying a negative word For the Republic they thought was ending.
Egan-Jones, the only really independent and credible ratings agency, downgraded the U.S. from AAA to AA+.
Go ahead and pass it so we can find out what’s in it...
samyoungman Sam Youngman
Dem familiar with negotiations says everyone’s on board; just waiting for Boehner
11 minutes ago
From what I can see the overseas markets aren’t panicking. It’s going to be interesting to see the DJ tomorrow after no vote has been taken.
Must be free crack day in DC.
It wasn’t a victory of any kind. Any cuts “in the out years” will never happen.
The best part: It will be passed by just Dems and RINOs.
Pelosi has been told to get the votes.
Great idea. They all want a means test for SS. They should be means tested.
“...the debt ceiling is hiked in exchange for the promise of major spending cuts...”
That’s all you need to know. The GOP caved, AGAIN. There is no acceptable reason to raise the debt ceiling. But...Boner and the RINO’s got a ‘promise’...
They should all resign.
I love me some Rush, but I was getting tired of hearing the “trap/trick” theme on his show last week.
Still...I love me some Rush. Can't wait to listen to him tomorrow!
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