Skip to comments.Democrats' Failures Render Victory On Shutdown Hollow
Posted on 10/18/2013 5:30:05 PM PDT by jazusamo
Government: "We won! We won!" cry Democrats on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue, parroted by their media collaborators. The public haven't forgotten these "winners'" policies are an abject failure.
So the Democrats won on the shutdown and the champagne corks are popping all over Washington. Does their victory change the fact that the national debt is over $17 trillion having climbed $328 billion in one day last Thursday?
Does their win change the fact that 11 million Americans are out of work and that the unemployment rate is well above 7% four years and nine months into the Obama presidency?
The resilient American economy in the past bounced back from recessions and financial crises.
When Ronald Reagan took over from Jimmy Carter, for instance, the jobless rate was about what it is now, and it would rise to nearly 11% within two years.
But at the time of his re-election it was back below 7.5%, and toward the close of his second term it would drop to 5.3%. The following decade would find it below 4% under the low-tax regime Reagan established.
Thanks to spending $1 trillion on a stimulus that never stimulated, and the ObamaCare government seizure of the health insurance industry, and the new Dodd-Frank hyper-regulatory regime, the U.S. economy now operates under a "new normal" in which the pain goes on and on.
Meanwhile, our president tells us to "remember, the deficit is getting smaller, not bigger. It's going down faster than it has in the last 50 years" down from a trillion dollars year after year under Obama, well more than three times the deficits under Reagan, and more than twice the size of almost all of each of the deficits under George W. Bush.
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Yeah, like a wayward spouse who takes all the money from joint accounts, loses it all at the casino, plus 10 times what was taken and because ONCE he/she won $5 said spouse is running around declaring a “win.”
We need a “divorce” from most of Congress and the current administration.
I don’t see any celebration.
I see Dems and Rinos going after Ted Cruz like a pit bull.
You’re dead on the mark.
If the truth be known I’d say the RINO’s are more ticked off at Sen. Cruz than the Rats, a thorough cleaning is overdue on both sides of the aisle.
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Ted has them coming like moths to a flame.
They are incapable of celebration, because they know this is not over.
It’s a Pyrrhic victory. Obama gets to sit for all to see with the poopy diaper of Obamacare falling apart, the debt rising by billions a week, and a great phalanx of conservatives coming into Congress.
Plus, he has revealed to the world that he is a mean, pinchy, punitive, and obstinate man; he has offended visitors to our National Parks from around the world; he has behaved rudely and with absolutely no honor towards our WW2 Veterans.
Take the Winner’s Lap and quickly, Mr. O. The clock is ticking.
Exactly. What was won? Socialism? Bankruptcy of the country? That is no victory. This is a disaster.
Neither side got a whole lot...neither side lost a whole lot. Nobody really "won" even though the MSM is doing it's usual Goebbels-like hyperventilation pretending it was some kind of massive victory for Obama.
They are first.
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there is effectively no debt limit, doesn’t seem too hollow
Yet all will continue to pay their taxes and financially support the destroyers of America. Who will go on strike and put the destroyers on notice, saying no further support will be issued until the terms are met?
The political class is addicted to its power and privilege, the productive class to its lifestyle.
We have the government we not only deserve, but energetically support.