Barack Obama

Crossing the Rubicon

The country is in an absolute uproar after the downgrade of the country's credit rating by Standard & Poor's.

The steep decline of the stock market is touching everyone, ravaging retirement and education accounts, and, yes, pension funds.
We were railroaded time and again, with hyperinflated financial fear mongering, to spend huge sums on questionable bailouts and stimulus, on an accelerated time table.  We now know we have accumulated not prosperity but only more debt and inflation.
It has become clear that the Obama administration has moved well beyond the land of what the government is doing for you, deep into the land of what the government is doing to you.
If you had $100,000 saved for retirement, you may have lost $10,000 this week alone because of those misguided policies. 
Your reward for withstanding all this Progressive pain? The president said today that he wants more taxes from you.
Phew, at least there is solace at home, right?
Last week in Dryden, if you own 100 acres of land, you may have lost up to $300,000 in lease signing bonuses because the Town Board decided to ban natural gas energy production within the town.
Here we are railroaded by the hyperinflated environmental fear mongering to take huge sums from town property tax payers.  Here we are on the side of the Rubicon on which there can be no profit from one's investment.
If the pattern holds, I'm guessing that the call for raising Dryden town taxes will be coming along shortly. 

Murphy's Law in action


Obama’s Plea to Flood Congress With Calls Backfires

in One Member’s Office

Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) said his office is fielding significantly more phone calls today following President Obama’s prime-time plea [Monday] night. But many constituents are relaying the opposite message from what Obama asked them to deliver on the debt-limit debate...

[....] Earlier today Heritage Action asked its supporters to call Congress in opposition of Speaker John Boehner’s new plan. The White House is also facing a flood of phone calls, led in part by the American Action Network.

Lankford, a freshman lawmaker who represents Oklahoma’s 5th District, spoke at Heritage today for The Bloggers Briefing. He echoed the call of many conservatives, saying he didn’t come to Washington to strike a deal, but rather find a solution to the debt crisis.

“The frustration is there’s a whole group of people focused on Aug. 2,” Lankford said. “And quite frankly, Aug. 2 doesn’t solve it either way. Aug. 2 comes and goes and we move from $14.3 trillion in debt to a potential $17 trillion worth of debt. … That’s not solving the problem.”

And I'll bet Lankford's office isn't the only one where this is happening.

Time to fire up the old hypocrisy meter again

From Chrissy the Hyphenated:

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Not to be outdone for sheer, unmitigated hypocrisy, Mitch McConnell (at Reuters, via Michelle Malkin):

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell proposed a "backup plan" on Tuesday that would allow a divided U.S. Congress to raise the U.S. debt ceiling with just the votes of Democrats.

The complicated legislative maneuver would avert an imminent default and let Republicans wash their hands of the politically toxic issue.

As outlined by McConnell, President Barack Obama would formally request an increase in the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, which Congress would reject through a "resolution of disapproval."

Obama would then veto that resolution and send it back to Congress. If Congress failed to muster the two-thirds vote needed to override a veto, the debt ceiling would effectively be lifted by the amount Obama had requested.

Obama and congressional leaders have failed so far to come up with a budget deal that could pass both the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Or maybe it's just McConnell as Charlie Brown:



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