by Michael, The American Dream
Have you ever noticed that whenever it comes time to stand on principle top Republican lawmakers always fold like a 20 dollar suit? This time it was John Boehner. It went down like this - the Democrats knew that if they played hardball and set up a government shutdown for the weekend of the Cherry Blossom Festival that Boehner would cave. Boehner took negotiations up to the last minute to make it "look good" for the Tea Party, but the truth is that Boehner wanted nothing to do with a government shutdown and the Democrats knew that. The Democrats drew their lines in the sand on issue after issue and Boehner caved and caved and caved. So now it is time to fire John Boehner along with Barack Obama in 2012. Boehner must go. If the Tea Party is serious about cutting government spending then they must hold John Boehner accountable and go after his seat during the next primary season. The truth is that the "budget deal" is a complete and total joke. A one percent cut to the U.S. government budget is laughable. Is that why dozens of Tea Party activists were sent to Washington D.C.? If this is the "best" that can be done, the truth is that there is no hope of ever getting U.S. government debt under control.
38.5 billion dollars. Just think about that. The "whopping" 38.5 billion dollars in cuts represent about one percent of the federal budget.
Who in the world is dumb enough to call that a victory?
Wow - instead of the budget deficit being an all-time record $1.6 trillion this year it might only be an all-time record of $1.55 trillion.
Any Republican that votes for this deal is a sellout.
Of course we have known all along that most Republicans are complete and total sellouts.
We would have never gotten into this mess if we had stayed true to the principles of our founding fathers. Did you know that Thomas
Jefferson wanted to add one more amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would have banned all government borrowing? Why aren't any of our "representatives" in Washington D.C. today making a proposal like this....
I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its Constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing.
The U.S. government never needed to go 14 trillion dollars into debt.
But it did.
Now the Democrats and the Republicans plan on taking us trillions more into debt.
It is being projected that by the year 2021, interest payments on the national debt will amount to $1.1 trillion dollars a year.
Not that we'll ever get to that point. The whole system will probably collapse by then anyway.
But at least our "leaders" could do a better job of pretending to be concerned.
Anyone with half a brain could have seen that Boehner was going to cave. In fact, I called it in a previous article about the possibility of a government shutdown....
"I think it is going to be Boehner that is going to cave. If he can get the Democrats to agree to a budget cut figure in the neighborhood of 40 to 50 billion dollars I think he is going to grab it and try to "spin" it as a great victory for fiscal conservatives."
Sadly, he caved at a figure of $38.5 billion. He didn't even get a deal above $40 billion.
That is what you call highway robbery.
Did you see the news conference when Boehner announced the deal? He looked like a deer caught in the headlights and he got out of there as fast as he could.
Essentially, the Democrats took him out behind the woodshed and stole his lunch money.
So it is time to fire John Boehner.
No excuses, just results.
Boehner must go.
Fortunately, there are a few Republicans that are speaking the truth about what went down.
The following is what Rand Paul recently had to say about this horrible "deal"....
I voted against this short-term continuing resolution for the same reason I voted against the last one and the one before that – because it does not set us on a path to fixing the spending and debt problems our country is facing.
As I have said before, there is not much of a difference between a $1.5 trillion deficit and a $1.6 trillion deficit – both will lead us to a debt crisis that we may not recover from.
Michelle Bachmann said that in this deal "we've been asked to settle for $39 billion in cuts, even as we continue to fund Planned Parenthood and the implementation of ObamaCare."
U.S. Representative Tim Huelskamp of Kansas expressed his disgust with this deal on his Facebook page when he stated that this deal "ignores the fundamental reasons I and my fellow freshmen members of Congress were sent to Washington in November of last year."
Yes, the Tea Party has been sold out. One of the core issues for the Tea Party is government spending, and the American people sent waves of Tea Party politicians to Washington back in November hoping for change.
Well, if $38.5 billion is the best that Boehner can do then he can keep the change.
The truth is that establishment Republicans have been talking about "fiscal responsibility" for decades but they never seem to do anything about it.
Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone recently noted that Republicans have a horrible record when it comes to deficit spending....
Never mind that each time the Republicans actually come into power, federal deficit spending explodes and these whippersnappers somehow never get around to touching Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.
What this "budget crisis" episode shows is that establishment Republicans like John Boehner have to go.
How pathetic is $38.5 billion?
As CNSNews.com recently noted, the federal debt actually increased by $54.1 billion in the 8 days leading up to the "historic deal"....
The federal debt increased $54.1 billion in the eight days preceding the deal made by President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) to cut $38.5 billion in federal spending for the remainder of fiscal year 2011, which runs through September.But establishment Republicans are busy running around touting how much of a "victory" this was.
For example, the following is what former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is saying about the "deal" that John Boehner made....
"Let me give you a dose of reality. … Republicans only control the House. Now you don't have to be a math major to understand that Republicans won't get all they want but they got far more than the president or Harry Reid wanted them to have."What a joke.
The Republicans control the House of Representatives - that means that not a single penny of government money gets spent without their approval.
That means that the Republicans could have essentially ended Obamacare right then and there by insisting that it be defunded.
But Boehner caved and the Republicans gave their stamp of approval to Obamacare.
That means that the Republicans could have ended all federal funding for the economy-killing "anti-global warming agenda" of the EPA.
But Boehner caved and so the EPA will continue to fight a war on carbon dioxide.
That means that the Republicans could have ended all federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
But the Democrats stood on principle and the Republicans did not. So Planned Parenthood will continue to receive hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government all with the blessing of John Boehner.
The list could go on and on and on and on.
The Democrats knew that John Boehner would give in on every point of principle and he did.
So did John Boehner extract incredibly deep budget cuts in return?
As we have already noted, no he did not.
So it is time to fire John Boehner.
Republicans - when your "leader" folds like a 20 dollar suit you replace him.
That is how it works.
Boehner must go.
In fact, after this disgraceful episode every conservative blog should be calling for him to immediately resign as the Speaker of the House.
Our federal government is destroying America's future. If the Democrats were not willing to play ball, then Boehner should have let them shut it down.
The national debt is a crisis of historic proportions. As I have written about previously, our debt problem is going to completely and destroy our financial system if something radical is not done.
What we have done to our children and our grandchildren is inexcusable. It is probably already too late to fix the current system. The following short video contains some astounding statistics about our national debt problem....
We are running out of time. Because of America's rapidly exploding debt, the rest of the world is starting to lose faith in the U.S. dollar and in U.S. Treasuries.
Over the past 10 months, the Dollar Index has declined about 14%. This is at a time when other global currencies are being rapidly depreciated as well.
Investors all over the globe are racing to get out of paper and into solid assets such as gold, silver, oil and agricultural commodities.
The price of gold is setting a new record high almost constantly now. The price of silver seems destined to soar into record territory shortly as well.
The price of oil is over $100 a barrel for the first time since 2008 and many analysts are convinced that it is going to shatter the all-time record at some point this year.
The entire global financial system is in a state of chaos right now. If the U.S. government does not get this debt problem under control we are going to have a financial meltdown at some point.
Unfortunately, it has become completely and totally obvious that John Boehner does not have the stomach for a fight. A record setting deficit for 2011 is apparently "A-OK" with him. The truth is that pretty much all Boehner seems to care about is getting elected.
If the Tea Party is going to have any legitimacy at all moving forward, then they need to fire John Boehner in 2012 and replace him with a candidate that actually believes in getting government spending under control.
Of course I don't think that most Democrats will have much trouble getting on the "John Boehner must go" bandwagon either.
The truth is that this is just another example that shows how deeply corrupt and incompetent both political parties are.
Both political parties have been leading us down the road to disaster for decades. Both political parties have been responsible for stealing the future from our children and our grandchildren. Both political parties are packed with incompetents and charlatans.
The cold, hard reality of the matter is that the vast majority of the politicians in both political parties should resign.
But of course they are not going to resign. So all of you are going to have to vote them out.
So do you all think that there is any chance of that happening? Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion below....
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