For two years the GOP has been bitching that the White House and the Dems have locked them out of the governing process…..even some media types have bitched that the leadership of the GOP has NOT been invited to meet with the president to work on some sort of compromise to govern the country better….they have bitched and they have moaned and they have pouted……it had nothing to do with the “just say no” attitude of the GOP….the massive obstructionism that they employed all the way to the mid-term election, which worked well for them……and now they are looking very arrogant!
The WH has invited the leadership of the House and the Senate, the GOP leadership, to a summit at the request of the Prez so they could work on the possibility of a bi-partisan approach to the coming session of Congress……but said to say…the Repubs could not make it on the day scheduled and wanted to re-scheduled…they had prior commitments that could not be broken……
Obama had invited congressional leaders from both parties to a meeting Thursday to plan the legislative agenda moving forward. Last night, officials announced postponement until Nov. 30, citing scheduling conflicts, though Politico and other media outlets also attribute the delay to lingering GOP mistrust of Obama.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) both claim Obama had presented the Nov. 18 date as a fait accompli — without their consent or any attempt to accommodate frenetic schedules following the midterm recess. For weeks, staffers have been warning the White House not to assume the invitation had been accepted, apparently to little avail.
Wait…the President of the United states wants a meeting and you say no thanks…only when we say it can occur….that is ARROGANCE! When the president wants you at the WH…YOU GO!
The GOP is flexing its muscle…they think that they have the president by the nuts…..it may seem so…but that is what it is….an assumption……time for Obama to stop trying to please all the people all the time…it cannot be done….time to act like the president and tell them what they will do……if they cannot make it on their terms then they have to explain why they would not meet with the president…
Dems need to use this arrogance to their favor…stop trying to play nice with a group that has NO concept of civility! If respect cannot be the rule of the day, then use every tactic known to keep them from accomplishing anything…..I realize the country needs all the players on the same page….but that will NEVER happen….so SCREW “EM……go for the jugular!
All the lip flapping coming out of Washington is about the budget, the debt and the deficit…..every new guy has his/her opinion on the proper way to handle each issue…..some are NOT so good or even rational……for one…..
Paul Ryan the new head of the House budget committee when interviewed on MSNBC said…when asked what he and the GOP would be doing come next January…he replied…..”well, we cannot just sit around and do nothing for two years can we?”……I was amused! Why? That is exactly what they have done for the last two years and they won the House….sounds like a good plan to me….
And then there is the new Rep. from Maryland…as reported by Political Wire….
Rep.-elect Andy Harris (R-MD), a physician who ran to repeal the new health care reform law, “surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan takes a month to kick in,” Politico reports.
Harris “reacted incredulously when informed that federal law mandated that his government-subsidized health care policy would take effect on Feb. 1 — 28 days after his Jan. 3rd swearing-in.”
Said Harris: “This is the only employer I’ve ever worked for where you don’t get coverage the first day you are employed.”
God! I love these mental midgets!
All that humor aside…..let us return to the budget……okay dipsticks……if you do not balance the budget the economy will remain sluggish and unresponsive….BUT! If you do succeed a balance the budget in the next two years….the economy will collapse…….MAY I SAY THAT AGAIN….the economy will collapse! You will have a lot of the people in Congress say that government has to be run like a business….that it must live within its means just like a business…..well people this is just bullsh*t! Why? It is not the same thing and it can be disastrous for the country to think that way…basically it is just another cutsey slogan to dumb-found the voter…..and of course we have the states that have to work on a balanced budget every year…..good idea…the problem is…they do not and if they say they do it is because of creative accounting not anything that the politicians have done……Washington…we have a problem!
Why? Very simple….at this point in the economic crisis the government is about the only thing that is producing any economic activity…oh yea…and the biggest CON job…tax cuts will generate economic activity……yep…and it has generated so much since the tax cuts went into effect 8 years ago…..if does generate the jobs…then business was lying and it was a plan to embarrass and beat Obama….they have NOTHING for the country or the people….
We hear over and over how Obama and his policies have killed economic activity and jobs…..or that tax cuts will produce more employment…..or that the….well you get the idea….it is all so much crap!
Why would I say such a thing?
One of the shining lights, according to some, is Caterpilla…the heavy duty machine manufacturer….but look at this…
Seeking to bolster one of its more profitable business areas, Caterpillar Inc. agreed to acquire MWM Holding GmbH, a German maker of power-generation equipment, from 3i Group PLC and related investment funds for 580 million euros ($810 million).
3i, a British private-equity firm, bought the Mannheim, Germany-based company in 2007 for 360 million euros. The planned purchase is another move by Caterpillar to expand businesses outside its core areas of construction and mining …
Or maybe this….
Construction-equipment maker Caterpillar said Tuesday it will buy locomotive maker Electro-Motive Diesel for $820 million from a private-equity firm.EMD is one of the world’s oldest and best-known makers of locomotives, producing its first engine in 1922. The brand will remain unchanged as EMD’s brand is well-known in the rail industry.
So Caterpilla is spending about $1.5 billion on acquisitions….this will NOT create jobs…if anything some jobs will be lost because of the purchases…..none of this is to help put people back to work…..it is about the bottom line…the profits and the stock prices……business has NO desire to hire more people now and in the near future…it is more profitable the way it is today…..
So, give us a break! Stop harping on the extension of benefits for corporations…they have NO intention of hiring more people…..nice try though….but I am not that stupid as to believe the hype!