Pin The Debt On The Donkeys

As I listen to the talking heads and their mostly clueless guests pontificate this fine Saturday afternoon on the U.S. credit downgrade, I’m struck by how few of them are actually willing to identify the problem; and it’s neither the deficits nor the debt—it’s the political philosophy that gave them to us.  Despite an economy that wobbles along like a late night drunk with a barren billfold and no designated driver, the socialists…uh, Democrats…have no intention of offering it a strong cup of coffee and a quick ride home. Harry Reid put it plainly enough, reiterating Barack Obama’s tiresome left-wing class warfare rhetoric while inadvertently letting the pole cat out of the bag regarding the newly mandated (and probably unconstitutional) joint committee on the deficit—or should we just call it the Central Soviet Planning Group?  And has everybody noticed by now that the word “taxes” has been excised from the English language as spoken by the Democrats?

“The action by S&P reaffirms the need for a balanced approach to deficit reduction that combines spending cuts with revenue-raising measures like closing taxpayer-funded giveaways to billionaires, oil companies and corporate jet owners. This makes the work of the joint committee all the more important, and shows why leaders should appoint members who will approach the committee’s work with an open mind – instead of hardliners who have already ruled out the balanced approach that the markets and rating agencies like S&P are demanding.”

A “balanced approach”…like, say, that given to us by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi’s 111th Congress? You remember—the one that gave us more debt than the first 110 Congresses combined. Sorry, Harry, but what the markets and rating agencies are demanding ain’t necessarily more “revenue enhancements” so you and yours can fund ever more socialistic spending sprees.  In S&P’s own words:

We lowered our long-term rating on the U.S. because we believe that the prolonged controversy over raising the statutory debt ceiling and the related fiscal policy debate indicate that further near-term progress containing the growth in public spending, especially on entitlements, or on reaching an agreement on raising revenues is less likely than we previously assumed and will remain a contentious and fitful process. We also believe that the fiscal consolidation plan that Congress and the Administration agreed to this week falls short of the amount that we believe is necessary to stabilize the general government debt burden by the middle of the decade…Our opinion is that elected officials remain wary of tackling the structural issues required to effectively address the rising U.S. public debt burden in a manner consistent with a ‘AAA’ rating and with ‘AAA’ rated sovereign peers. [Standard & Poor’s]

Trying to lay the blame for this Democratic debacle at the door of TEA party Republicans and even stooping to castigate the credit rating agency itself for calling it like it sees it (Obama officials attack S&P’s credibility after downgrade) is just Barack Obama’s tired old “Blame Bush” strategy updated with different names.  But, try as you will, Harry, lie as you will, this discredited tail is of your own making, you and your liberal accomplices, and it’s going to be pinned on no one else but you donkeys.

About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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34 Responses to Pin The Debt On The Donkeys

  1. righthook38 says:

    I’m so tired of hearing “balanced approach”. There’s nothing balanced about it. More spending, and more taxes. How in the world is that balanced??? The problem is simple. No leadership. None. He and his cronies have absolutely no business sense and no interest in really fixing this problem. Tax and spend. Spend and tax. Shared sacrifice and balanced approach. It’s like nails on a chalkboard…..

  2. bird says:

    S&P said the Tea Party made the process too contentious, and somehow this is the Democrat’s fault?

    • Bob Mack says:

      BIRD, I beg to differ & suggest you follow the link to see what they did say. Unless, of course, the ax you’re apparently grinding is a pink one.

  3. TexasFred says:

    Obama: “We got a Double A rating? That’s good huh? Double A’s are bigger than Triple A’s… Right?”

  4. Grumpyelder says:

    Obama, Biden Reid and friends keep talking about an adult conversation. Give a six year old three dollars when the ice cream truck comes by.. they will study the menu pretty intently, and make a selection that costs less than three bucks….

  5. Bob Mack says:

    These guys would rather hijack the whole ice cream truck…

  6. wdednh says:

    I tell you , it is Bush’s fault, no one listens to me………

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  9. Ike Jakson says:

    Bob

    I like the last sentence; it says it all.

    http://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/it%e2%80%99s-no-fault-of-obama/

    That was my analysis and I found yours when I posted it.

  10. Freedom, by the way says:

    I suppose it’s the Tea Party’s fault that the Dow came tumbling down…that insterest rates will soon rise…How many voters are so stupid to believe the propaganda coming out of this administration? (I’m actually afraid of the answer).

    • Bob Mack says:

      All the lefties are making the rounds of the MSM talk shows using the “Tea Party Downgrade” meme. Idiotic considering polls that show there are more tea party supporters than liberals in the country, and that the 2010 elections handed the Democrats their biggest drubbing in history. All this does is confirm to the undecided the obvious fact that the MSM is little more than the propaganda arm of the Democratic party.

  11. Angel says:

    salvo he offers are a joke!..love the cartoon too BOB…ah yes change! ..have a fabulous Sunday my friend~! 🙂

    • Bob Mack says:

      Thanks, ANGEL. From Newsmax:

      […] Vice President Joe Biden reportedly remarked of the tea parties that “They have acted like terrorists.” Also, syndicated columnist Maureen Dowd recently referred to tea party activists as “cannibals,” “vampires,” and “zombies.”
      Bozell called the barrage of attacks “bizarre.”

      “Think about this,” he said. “Fifty-eight percent of Americans identify themselves as sympathetic with the tea party’s goals, so they’re calling 58 percent of America delusional. That’s a good PR move on their part.

  12. AFVET says:

    The big picture here is that when confronted with a major problem, both parties stepped in it big time.
    Time to hold their feet to the fire, like now, when they’re ‘home’.
    We can’t let them control these town hall meetings, we control them because we are the ones that allow them to become millionaires on our backs.
    And for the lifers that have leached off of us for years, inform them they need to start looking for a new job come November 2012.

    Wake up America.

  13. If the Cut, Cap and Balance bill passed by the House had bee treated responsibly by the President and the Democrat controlled Senate, S&P would not have downgraded our credit rating. The donkeys refuse to admit that our country faces a very serious crisis. They prefer to kick the can down the road for some future generation to take care of as has been done so many times in the past.. But the future generation is us. The end of the road is in sight. They are not willing to put America ahead of their ideology.

    • Bob Mack says:

      The Dems want everybody to forget that they absolutely controlled the government from 2008-2010 and created more debt than every other Congress/Administration combined—and when the chickens came home to roost, it was the fault of the TEA party?? Pathetic.

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  15. bunkerville says:

    I fear the cure will be worse than the disease. My IRA not looking so good. Thanks Timmy.

    • Bob Mack says:

      53% of the electorate voted for this (although quite a few of ’em in Illinois had been dead for years). Just goes to show you that idiots with ballots can be deadlier than terrorists with guns.

  16. Ike Jakson says:

    Howdy Bob

    Once more your last sentence tells it all. That is the real problem America must face. If you can fix that problem all will be well; if you can’t ….

    • Bob Mack says:

      I have no doubt that Americans will come to their senses in 2012 & toss the Marxists onto the trash heap, IKE. On the other hand, there it seems like there’s a lot more idiots wielding ballots than there used to be…

  17. Cry and Howl says:

    David Axelrod and John Kerry among others blame the Tea Party for the down grade. I’m just kinda wondering how it would be possible for an organization that’s barely 2 years old could have any influence, much less a negative influence on America’s credit worthiness …
    I think the $15+ trillion debt just might be a factor and possibly the $115 trillion in unfunded liabilities … but you know that’s just me.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Who’s listening to a Dabney Coleman look-alike from Obamaland & Hanoi John Kerry, though, CH? If anything, the speed with which the MSM puts guys like that on the air just reveals their own status as the Reich’s Ministry of Misinformation.

  18. The Left will NEVER admit that their political and economic philosophy is wrong.

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