House passes Cut, Cap, and Balance

 Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened Aug. 2 government default.

As the House passes this bill, a real bill, to the Senate…..

President Obama throws in some plan (Gang of 6 or maybe 7) to divert attention and muddy the water – something that is not even close to being a piece of legislation.   It’s just some “outline” almost as if somebody jotted some ideas down on a postit note.  Smoke and mirrors.  He says he now wants to start “talking turkey.”  Very funny. 

Republicans blowing smoke and playing ball with Obama here are Tom Coburn, Mike Crapo, and Saxby Chambliss.   And waiting in the wings is Mitch McConnell also propping up Obama if necessary.

What will the Senate do with a real piece of legislation?  Of course, President Obama has already declared that if it does pass, he will veto it.  So what?  Then he would be responsible for shutting down the government.  Cowards, they are pure cowards on the Hill – call his bluff.  Send it to him and let him veto it.  Why is this so hard?  I think the establishment republicans are just stupid.  Stupid or Corrupt to the bone.  Probably both.

234 – 190:  How they voted here

Posted:  07.20.11 @ 09:08 a.m.


Filed under Barack Obama, Financial Crisis, politics, President Barack Obama, Uncategorized

2 responses to “House passes Cut, Cap, and Balance

  1. The thing is the President gave the Senate cover if he is going to veto it anyway, they can vote for it if they want, and not vote down partisan lines. They only need 4 Democrats to vote for it. I don’t know why they couldn’t find 4 Democrats to vote yay. I think this piece of legislation belongs in the President’s lap to veto a real piece of legislation that he has kept asking for. When the country defaults, he can explain to Americans why he didn’t just sign Cut, Cap and Balance into law. BBA gets sent to the states for ratification if it passes the Senate. The democrats are always bragging about how Bill Clinton balanced the budget. They should welcome this legislation. Almost every state government’s constitution has some from of BBA. If it’s good enough for the state government, why isn’t it good enough for the federal government?

    Tying the Federal budget to 19% GDP we would only go to war when we absolutely had to. We have 3 wars going on right now Iraq and Libya never attacked the U.S. Afghanistan is the only country that harbored the terrorist that attacked us on 9/11. It means that the blanket of protection we have been affording the rest of the world with our military would end. Let those countries use money from their own GDP to defend themselves, keep up their own military.

    We are presently at 25% of GDP of the budget, and climbing. There is video somewhere of Jay Carney saying that he doesn’t think regular Americans pay attention to the GDP, and the size of the federal budget and the suppression of employment it causes. That’s true to a point. The people who are paying attention like to educate their friends and family, why we are in the state we are today with high unemployment and higher taxes on the horizon. Obama has stated that taxes will go up on everyone in 2013 after he is reelected. The Mondale strategy.


  2. bellalu0

    We just have to make sure he is not re-elected.

    I think Carney may be amazed at the number of Americans who are paying attention. And I don’t think there’s much of a life after white house press secretary. Maybe a book that won’t sell?


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