Archive for September 2013
The Washington Post has an explanation of why Senate Democrats have not passed a budget since 2009. It is so tortured as to be almost amusing, but it does show you how desperate Democrats are to avoid discussing spending.
Will the government shut down tonight? Probably. Just remember that Democrats control government except for the House of Representatives, so only Democrats can shut down the government — not that they will be blamed for it, of course. One can be sure that big media will discover the common man being damaged by any shutdown, though it will continue to ignore the damage being wrought by ObamaCare.
It remains to be seen if Danny Vinik will still think Speaker John Boehner is a genius.
A shutdown looks more likely this afternoon, especially since His Oneness began his remarks by talking about “our neighbors” who work for the nation’s largest employer would be hurt, and how a shutdown would hurt the economy. Of course, he is blaming Republicans mostly, and generic “Congress” while not mentioning his own culpability in the matter. He also added several more lies about ObamaCare, conveniently overlooking the fact that he has delayed, in some cases permanently, whole sections of his execrably health insurance law, which is only the law of the land when he wants it to be. He claims a willingness to negotiate, having already refused to negotiate, and whines about the upcoming debt ceiling debate which he has already refused to have. In other words, his speech was what has come to be Obama’s customary blame-shifting, whining and avoidance of responsibility.
It took an indecently long time, but our first president finally has his presidential library, and most fittingly it is located at his beloved Mount Vernon. Now I have another reason to visit that wonderful place again. You should too.
Are the American sheeple finally waking up? Not if MSM can help it. It doesn’t want to report that the Senate doesn’t want to pass a budget, and has not since 2009 because that might reveal Democrats’ true priorities. Much better to focus on obstructionist Republicans and the crazy Tea Party caucus than to point out we have a President so economically illiterate that he says increasing the debt limit does not mean increased debt, and that ObamaCare has nothing to do with the economy.
Since I doubt the USDA’s new python trap will work, I’m praying for an early cold snap in Florida.
So the United Autoworkers union lied to employees at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee. This is undoubtedly true on several fronts. This is supposed to surprise us? Big Labor is acting as if the administration of His Oneness had already given it what it wanted. Now we just wait and see if the National Labor Relations Board does a damned thing about the complaint other than dismiss it.
Tobias Bass is a ten-year-old hero in my book. See if you agree.
…the IRS go after conservative nonprofits? It’s not like anyone at the White House has ever called Republicans enemies, or terrorists, or any Democrat in and out of Congress has called the Tea Party terrorists and anarchists, and conservatives fanatics and other unpleasant appellations. It isn’t as if prominent Democrats and progressive groups chose to contact the IRS to demand that it investigate Tea Party and other conservative groups.
Lois Lerner, who has chosen to retire with a very generous taxpayer -funded pension rather than answer inconvenient questions, was placed at the IRS to continue her governmental abuse of taxpayers on behalf of progressives. She did not have to receive a memo telling her what actions to take because Democrats were making it perfectly clear in their statements and actions that those in disagreement with progressive policies and plans were to be considered dangerous.
I hope everyone just pays the penalty the first year, which will make an already broken scheme literally broke. In the alternative, if you live near a state with really cheap rates, go there and sign up. The government has already said it can’t do the required checks to see if you’re eligible for subsidies, so how could it check whether or not you really mean to move to that state? Anything you can do to throw sand in the works would be good, even if it’s no more than tying up the computer sign-up systems.
By the way, Ms. Lerner was right to consider the Tea Party dangerous — one in five Americans is a Tea Party patriot.