You Cannot Shame The Shameless

The Republican Party Takes Flight

The Congressional Budget Office —allegedly non-partisan— reports that the United States will default on its debts between July and September if the national debt limit is not raised.

No big deal, amirite?

It’s a dark and dank assessment of how easy it is for the Republicans to  hurt the country when they think the government is giving too much/any help to Americans who need it.

Which brings us to the pay-walled W$J whose headline —over a picture of a Senior— declares let them eat cake. Well, actually, let them eat nothing:

[That aside, aside we continue]

Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) published an op-ed in the WaPo pushing a decade plus-old plan proposed then by amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell the last time Republicans had a nutty,  which would allow presidents to raise the debt limit unilaterally, prohibited only in the case of a two-thirds Congressional vote.

His proposal, which was later included in the Budget Control Act of 2011, allowed President Barack Obama to increase the debt ceiling, subject to a potential override by Congress. If lawmakers wanted to stop it, Congress could pass a joint resolution of congressional disapproval. Congress still had oversight, but the McConnell plan took the weaponization of the debt ceiling off the table.

While the broader Budget Control Act had numerous flaws, the McConnell plan itself was a good solution then, and it remains a good solution today.

But here is the flaw in the Senators’ plan: they are Democrats, and the Republicans don’t listen to Dems —even if they can find Democratic voices in our alleged free press, which is nearly impossible when all you consume is Fox News. Also, those two senators are assuming a lot about Republicans being sane, and there’s no evidence to support that.

If the idea is to make Republicans look hypocritical by rejecting something called The McConnell Plan well, Republicans could not care less about looking hypocritical as long as they get what they want. Also, Hair Füror is out to damage McConnell in any way he can.

You cannot shame the shameless.

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6 Responses to You Cannot Shame The Shameless

  1. Sen. Grasshead, err Grassley is bemoaning the lack of work requirements for recieving SS and Medicare.

    Ron Johnson wants to turn both into annual appropriations.

    Senator Scott explicitly said they should be canceled, because Congress could always pass a new bill.

    Yet the degenerate bothsides, ‘we cannot call a lie a lie!!’ fact checkers STILL insist it’ Dark Brandon who’s “misleading people”

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    • beckymaenot says:

      That lack of work requirements pisses me off. Like it’s welfare or something. Like we haven’t been REQUIRED to pay into BOTH on every fucking paycheck you have ever received. But sure- don’t let the facts get in the way of your soundbite. assholes.

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  2. osirisopto says:

    Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?

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  3. Ed says:

    Is there no refrigeration in Austin?

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  4. Ten Bears says:

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you want to save money, and be healthier, eat a bigger breakfast and skimp the rest of the day

    [Caveat: I blogged for Jeff Merkley’s first two campaigns. I don’t know if he reads my blog but] Operation Just Let Them Speak is working perfectly

    Just Let Them Make fools, hypocrites and everything else that can be injected alphabetically of themselves. Eventually, they’ll be shut down

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  5. Kinda surprised the WSJ didn’t work ‘avocado toast’ into that hed.

    Are we absolutly positive Rupert hasn’t sold the WSJ to The Onion?


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