No matter what game you play there will always be winners and losers and politics is NO different….take the latest game that been playing out for the last 4 or 5 months in Washington…..the good old debt ceiling…….well we have the beginnings of a debt deal…..hip, hip hoorah!
But you would like to know the winners and the losers……
Washington Post, Chris Cillizza notes the winners:
- Mitch McConnell was “the Mariano Rivera of the debt deal. He waited until the game was in its final moments, came onto the field and helped close things down.”
- The Tea Party showed its sway, driving John Boehner to delay his bill and “add conservative sweeteners to get the 217 votes he needed.”
- President Obama may not have scored with the left, but in 2012, he’s aiming for moderates and independents. “And those fence-sitters love compromise in almost any form.” (Click to hear from two pundits who disagree.)
- David Wu: “Has a member of Congress forced to resign amid a sex scandal ever drawn less media attention?”
Among the losers:
- Congress just keeps sinking in the public estimation, particularly “after this high-profile demonstration of brinkmanship and intransigence.”
- Gang of Six: “The group was supposed to put lie to the idea that true bipartisanship—in which both sides give somewhat equally—was dead.” It didn’t work.
- Liberals: No revenue? Possible Medicare cuts? “There’s not much for the ideological left to celebrate.”
But let us be real honest…..the real losers in this charade were the American people…you know those people that actually make this country what it use to be….the greatest country in the world……and yes….I said charade!
This whole debate has been a ginned up affair with the Tea Party and the mainstream media as partners to drive a story that was NOT a story……the media decided that this would be the driving story for this 3 month news cycle….there was NOTHING new about this debate….it has been a routine thing for 50 years maybe more and all it took to solve the problem was a one page bill for the Prez to sign…..and the major pundits like to play Repub against Dem and the TP against….well whoever……and seldom did the results of this game make the news on whether it was good for the next election….this was a MEDIA DRIVEN sh*t sandwich!
The little dicks in Washington ruined my couple of days of Zen…..and the best they could do is the deal we have now……….
The Grand Deal has been done! (Coming to Reality TV near you)…….
“Now, is this the deal I would have preferred? No,” Obama said. “But this compromise does make a serious down payment on the deficit reduction we need, and gives each party a strong incentive to get a balanced plan done before the end of the year.”
The still-unreleased legislation would slice more than $2 trillion from federal spending over a decade and permit the nation’s $14.3 trillion borrowing cap to rise by up to $2.4 trillion, enough to keep the government afloat through the 2012 elections — a key objective for Obama, whose poll numbers have sagged as the summertime crisis dragged on.
Both parties in Washington have joined hands and come up with a deal that will save America from itself……funny how that worked, huh? And just in time for the Asian markets to open….go figure! It took months upon months to come up with this deal……and the rest of the deal needs to be worked out……..and this is the best they could do…….they caved!
It sounds like a deal that was offered up back in April (I believe)……..basically it is the cut, cap and balance that I wrote about for the last couple of days…..and guess what? They will have a committee to study what and where to cut in the future……(what a blowjob)………that is what they do….they have committees to study things and while they study the middle class disappears……and the super committee for the study has already been done! It is called the Simpson-Bowles. Why do we need another one?
What do you want me to say? This whole deal making process is a fraud….that is right….I said FRAUD!
…..the debate surrounding the debt ceiling, spending cuts and the like is nothing more than smoke and mirrors. There is no real debate going on as it is just staged theatre between two factions of a one party system. There is zero difference between both the Republican and Democrat parties as for decades they have continued supporting this phony monetary system that has bankrupted the nation and made the American people debt slaves. As a sovereign entity the United States Treasury could simply issue its own currency free from the burden of debt or interest payments and use that to pay off its debts. Abraham Lincoln did this by financing the Civil War through the issuance of Greenbacks. To reiterate, a sovereign entity does not need to borrow from the Federal Reserve or any other lending institution when it can issue its own currency. The fact that not one politican or one media pundit has brought up this fact shows that nobody is interested in truly resolving this crisis and are only interested in continuing the status quo.
This was a manufactured crisis…..and it takes a sick mind to do so…..and slip it to the middle class….yet again!
Remember priorities have been protected! And YOU are NOT one of those priorities!
Addendum: On word of the deal stocks jumped and gold fell……see priorities protected! That is what this charade was all about the whole time……happy now?