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Debt Ceiling Debacle. Crying Wolf & Throwing Responsibility to the Wolves.

I am very upset about two statements that came out of Washington today. One made by President Obama. The other by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

Obama said in an interview with CBS News that social security checks may not go out in August if  the debt ceiling isn’t raised.

“I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue,” Obama said,

Readmorehttp://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2011/07/12/obama-benefits-may-be-delayed-without-debt-ceiling-agreement/#ixzz1RwgoU31p

Crying wolf? I think so.

What is more upsetting is that Obama stated that he didn’t “know if there would be enough money in the coffers.”

Excuse me, Mr. President, but it’s your JOB to know. But then again, the first two years of your presidency, your democratic controlled house never passed a budget. And you never put one forth.  SO MAYBE YOU DON”T KNOW HOW MUCH REVENUE WE HAVE AND HOW MANY BILLS WE HAVE TO PAY.? Obviously someone came up with the figure of $2.4 Trillion, the amount that you are requesting that the debt ceiling be raised.  

And you knew, back in November, Mr. President, that with a Republican controlled House, the budget, spending and debt ceiling were going to be contentious topics. You and your merry money men have had months to formulate a plan and understand exactly what obligations must be paid—and which departments, programs and promises could be slashed if the debt ceiling isn’t raised.

Instead, you have proposed no cuts. You want raise taxes. And now you’re scaring Grandma.

Yes, I am an angry American tonight.

I am also angry at Mitch McConnell He suggested that the Republicans simply give Obama control of the decisions on  spending cuts and debt ceiling amounts,—and take the political fall that’s sure to come. Read more at: http://nation.foxnews.com/sen-mitch-mcconnell/2011/07/12/mcconnell-debt-proposal-sparks-fierce-reaction

 Really, Senator McConnell? Congress is constitutionally bound to exercise the power over  fiduciary matters, including taxation, borrowing and paying our debs. Congress has already given up their constitutional power to coin money to the Federal Reserve. Are you trying to make congress completely irrelevant and hand this president a dictatorship?

If something isn’t done about our nation running in the red, we are sure to follow in the footsteps of  Greece.

The debt ceiling, budget deficit and spending cuts are very real issues our elected officials need to tackle.

 But, frankly, I’m not sure that anyone is up to the job.

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25 comments on “Debt Ceiling Debacle. Crying Wolf & Throwing Responsibility to the Wolves.

  1. wdednh
    July 12, 2011

    Great post, it is simply politic as usual and every one is looking for #1!

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  3. John Scotus
    July 12, 2011

    All they want is to get reelected. Obama’s statement is pure theater, while McConnell’s is pure political cowardice.
    Washington DC must be a terrible place for people to think that such things are reasonable. Makes me want to throw the whole lot of them out.

    • Freedom, by the way
      July 13, 2011

      It seems there are very few statesmen or stateswomen left anymore. But like any organization, when the leadership is weak, even the best people are not motivated to do their best. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Bob Mack
    July 12, 2011

    Tyrannus Obamus lies. CNS has the story( http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/official-treasury-reports-coffers-full-e):

    Official Treasury Reports: Coffers Full Enough to Cover Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans, Federal Salaries and Interest—Without Borrowing a Dime

    [...] the new tax revenue of $296.176 billion the federal government took in between May 16 and July 7 was enough to pay the federal government’s $14.632 billion in interest obligations during that period 20 times over.

  5. samiam60
    July 13, 2011

    Great post Freedom and I shall be re-posting this over at the Village this morning.

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  7. righthook38
    July 13, 2011

    Obama will do or say anything that he thinks will get him re-elected. Democrats are notorious for using scare tactics in these situations, and he thinks this will scare seniors, and make them blame Republicans for not working with the president. He’s so predictable.

    McConnell doesn’t impress me in the slightest…

  8. righthook38
    July 13, 2011

    It’s dangerous for Boehner and McConnell to be saying two different things. It makes Republicans look unsure of what they’re doing and that they’re flip-flopping. That emboldens Obama into thinking he has the upper hand here. They need to stop having these meetings with Obama and the Dems, be firm about what we want, then walk away from the table.

  9. rogueoperator
    July 13, 2011

    The Republicans are traitors. That’s my position until they prove me wrong.

  10. AFVET
    July 13, 2011

    For McConnell to make that statement is an indication of the spineless boobs we have elected to office.
    For him to give any degree of capitulation to the thug in office is indicative to me that he should not be in that position.
    When you hear the politicians say,’contact your representative and let them know what you think’, Hell, they should know by now.
    Have they forgotten the 2010 election already ?
    Maybe the thug in office has threatened him and his family.
    Saul Alinsky tactics are in play big time.

    Term limits are essential.
    McConnell should be recalled, he’s too entrenched to be effective.

    Great post Freedom !

  11. Conservatives on Fire
    July 13, 2011

    I’m with you, Freedom. I am mad as hell and we all have a right to be mad about these shenanigans.

  12. Simone Benedict
    July 13, 2011

    Darnit, I’ve been trying to comment on your post all day and keep getting interrupted…aargh. Anymore when I see and feel a hint of fear mongering…”I’ll make a statement to scare people into reacting a certain way,” I no longer make a withdraw on my emotion bank.

    I don’t receive social security, but when I heard the statement, I saw it for what it is. My personal take is it’s a type of playground bullying. I’m pleased with some of the reactions I’ve heard about today. “Is the statement true?” Those are the people who will get my vote. The people who try to scare people into acting a certain way? Nah.

    • Freedom, by the way
      July 14, 2011

      Interesting that you compare it to playground bullying. The thought ran through my mind, that many of our elected officials are behaving like chidren–”I want my way or I’m not going to play!” Unfortunately, they are playing with the future of all Americans.

  13. blogsensebybarb
    July 13, 2011

    I actually gaped when I heard the Obamniac spout this bold-faced lie. I guess I missed McConnell’s statement, but if he’s anything like us, he’s GOT to be even more frustrated with the process than we are, don’t you think? Just a thought! I read a couple excellent statements by both he and Boehner made yesterday! Ugh! Why does ANYONE even want these offices? lol

    • Freedom, by the way
      July 14, 2011

      But that’s what is worrisome. Good people who should consider running, intead run scared. What’s left (for the most part) are self-serving, not public-serving politicians.

  14. nooneofanyimport
    July 14, 2011

    Great post. I like how, on the one hand, Obama is all “the public shouldn’t have to worry about Treasury auctions, they have enough on their plate,” but on the other hand, he’s like “be worried public! worry worry worry b/c granny may starve! but it’s the GOP’s fault!”

    He will say absolutely anything. Whatever serves his purpose for the moment. Isn’t it just sociopaths who are willing to lie so brazenly?

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  16. eof737
    July 17, 2011

    Both sides have some culpability in the genesis of this great nation’s debt… they can work together or watch granny lose her check; even though i doubt that will happen.

  17. Anonymous
    July 22, 2011

    Republicans will be blamed for this contrived policital theatre, and if there is extreme consequence and harm to the econony they will not win ANY elections for a generation. That’s just fine with me… idiots.

    • Freedom, by the way
      August 1, 2011

      You are right, that in many corners the Republicans will be blamed because the left “owns” so much of the media and most people fail to look beyond the headlines for information. If Obama were to win a second term, I fear we may reach a point where open elections are no more in this country. It’s really that bad Anonymous. WAKE UP. It’s not about Democrats vs. Republicans anymore. There is a creeping communistic, one-world order movement afoot and many of those in Washiongton–and beyond–are either part of it or the pawns of much more powerful forces.

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