Paul Ryan wants you to sell your family’s silver…


The negotiations between Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and Zombie-Eyed Granny Starver Paul Ryan (R-WI) are taking an ominous turn:

There is broad agreement that a portion of the sequester should be replaced with targeted cuts to discretionary spending. But Democrats demand revenues in the mix and Republicans categorically reject new taxes. So to thread that needle, sources familiar with the negotiations say, Murray and Ryan are weighing revenues in the form of asset sales and government fees, rather than Democrats’ preference for raising revenue by scaling back tax loopholes.

Aside from the fact that the US is not broke and does not need to sell off assets, and aside from the fact that a long-time stated goal of the GOP is to sell off federal lands (including national parks) to the extraction industries, I cannot think of a worse idea. Sure, selling a battleship or a squadron of bombers is likely to go unnoticed at first but in general selling off assets is the strategy you take right before you end up sleeping in your car.


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6 Responses to Paul Ryan wants you to sell your family’s silver…

  1. Bruce388 says:

    “selling off assets is the strategy you take right before you end up sleeping in your car.”

    In other words, McDonald’s financial advice to their employees.


  2. roket says:

    Saint Ronnie tried this in the 80’s with National Forest lands and failed. Guess this time around they could sell bridges


    • tengrain says:

      “Once you’ve seen one Redwood tree, you’ve seen them all.”

      Yeah, I remember my folks talking about him trying to sell off the forests when he was California’s gubinor.




      • roket says:

        It doesn’t take them long to forget that environmentalists aren’t the only ones who use public lands. There are also equestrians, the dreaded ATV users and most importantly, hunters with their almighty guns. Talk about a community organizers wet dream.


  3. Grung_e_Gene says:

    “Washington has a spending problem, but incessantly and mindlessly cutting national security will not get us out of our fiscal mess,” said Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado.

    “In this protracted struggle, good management dictates that we resist overspending as resolutely as we oppose underspending. Every dollar uselessly spent on military mechanisms decreases our total strength and, therefore, our security” Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower 1961.

    Shoould we listen to Ike the former SHAEF during WWII or a chickenhawk career Politician? Well, I know that the Rich love Lamborn because his recent bill steals money from social security and funnels it into the Military-Industrial-Complex.


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