Skip to comments.SECRET NEGOTIATIONS: A PATH TO DISASTER
Posted on 11/29/2012 5:02:13 PM PST by Hojczyk
Reports from Washington indicate that John Boehner and Barack Obama are negotiating the nations fiscal future under the cover of darkness. Boehner apparently reports to his House Republican caucus from time to time, and Mitch McConnell might have some idea what is going on, but no Republican other than Boehner seems to be playing a significant role. Washington Republicans who are most knowledgeable about the budget are apparently being shut out of the process altogether.
We have seen such secret negotiations before, and they have never ended happily. Indeed, it was precisely such a back-room deal that gave rise to the present fiscal crisis. It is entirely predictable that at the last possible moment, Obama and Boehner will announce a deal that will then be rushed to a vote before anyone has time to understand what is in it. Months later, it will be determined that the deal includes tax increases that will take place immediately, and spending cuts that will take place never. The nation will continue on the path to more and more spending, higher and higher deficits, unsustainable entitlements and ultimate insolvency.
Today Senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, rose to the Senate floor to denounce the back-room process that is now unfolding. Sessions is, apparently, one of many knowledgeable Republicans who are playing little or no role in the Boehner-Obama talks. Here are Sessions remarks:
I rise today to express my reservations about the fiscal cliff negotiations that are currently underway.
Over the last two years, Congress and the President have held an endless series of secret negotiations. There have been gangs of six and eight, a supercommittee of 12, talks at the Blair House and the White House.
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Yup. O’Bryan is holding all the cards.
If ever the Tree of Liberty needed to be watered...it is NOW!
Obama is dealing in secret with Boner because he knows that Boner is always wearing his crotchless panties!
Secrecy is the enemy of democracy. Time to get some daylight on these people!
On one end you have the founding fathers and on the other Obama. The alpha and the omega. Beginning & end.
And if all we have between us and him is the GOP well then it really is turn out the lights.
The Pubbies will caves..they need to allow sequestration to happen... furthermore they they should refuse to raise the debt limit.. ACTUALLY THEY HOLD THE CARDS
Oh. I guess I didn’t realize I was supposed to expect anything other than secrecy from the post-constitutional oligarchy. I assumed the neo-aristocrats would make arrangements in conformance with their unquestionable wisdom, then inform the commoners, “The emergency has been averted. All is well. Back to work, serfs,” or, “Everything is under control. Back to work, serfs,” in due time. Perhaps it’s our place to express gratitude they think so highly of us as to mention the national budget?
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Is the GOP stupid enough to fall for that lie AGAIN?
Yep. Stupid is as stupid does and the GOP rules on that one.
I have come around to the belief that we should just drive over the damned cliff. Perhaps Congress will actually have to solve a few problems. Maybe we can get an honest day’s work from them.
Who knows, it might be one way of killing Obamacare.