Monday, February 8, 2010

Traitors, maybe we should vote Republican

Story From The Hill.
"Blue Dogs push to go further than Obama spending freeze
By Walter Alarkon - 02/08/10 09:31 PM ET
Blue Dog Democrats want Congress to go further than President Barack Obama’s proposal to freeze spending in next year’s budget.
The group of House centrists will soon introduce a bill capping discretionary spending at specific levels. The move would challenge their leadership and the president, who are balancing concerns with the nearly $1.6 trillion deficit in 2010 with those who say government spending on job creation is the way out of the recession.
The spending levels sought by the Blue Dogs may result in spending cuts, which would go beyond Obama’s proposal to save $250 billion over the next decade by freezing non-security discretionary spending for three years, said Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.), a senior Blue Dog.
The Blue Dogs’ budget push would add pressure to Democratic leaders and a White House already facing a liberal revolt on Obama’s spending freeze...
House Democrats on the left, concerned about a jobless rate expected to hover near 10 percent throughout this year, want more spending — not less — to spur job creation."

Quote from The Hill,

I would use the word Retards if it was not such a volatile word right now to describe these idiots who make the Republicans look like they think before they speak or act, that is a word that only Rush has the balls, and permission by the Republican's (and Palin) to use...imagine that, but in this case I will just use the word TRAITORS...


  1. Those Blue Dogs should just cut to the chase and start calling themselves Republicans.

    I'm not sure what to think about the spending freeze, or which types of spending should be frozen. A lot of Republicans want "defense" spending to be left untouched, and cut everything else; which I totally disagree with.

    I'm in favor of "pay as you go" (I think that's what it's called), where everything has to be revenue-neutral. All tax cuts, all spending -- the revenue has to be made up somewhere else. Republicans were always in favor of this until Obama pushed for it; so now they have to be against it because that evil Kenyan socialist wants it.

  2. Blue Dogs? WTF? Sounds like a Husky that got trapped in the snow!!!

    American politics make ours seem sane as politics can be anyroad....

  3. A spending freeze right now on discretionary funds won't make a drop in the deficit bucket - Obama was throwing them a gnarly old bone. The blue dogs/republicans ideas strike me as more like denying a starving person a loaf of bread rather than put it on the credit card. Fact: When money stops moving in the entire private sector, someone's got to keep it moving, and that is what government does with increased spending during a nasty recession. The entire money flow was like a locked up transmission last year, now it's goopy, and slow as hell to change to 2nd gear, but at least it's turning over. What they propose is to throw a load of sand into the gears and lock it all up again. Smart, really smart (snark).

  4. I hate to say it, but the liberals are at least partially culpable here. Instaed of putting forth a responsible stimulus package (one with a permanent middle class tax cut, a payroll tax holiday, and far more shovel-ready infrastructuer projects) - a package that probably would have gotten us out of the down-turn by now, they concocted this $800,000,000,000 pork-ladened grab bag "thing". And, yeah, now we're drowning in red ink. I really don't see the need in overtly hammering the blue dogs at this point.

  5. Please, do not in any way mistake the above as an endorsement of the Republicans. They, in fact, were the ones who started us on the road to this mess....and are at least equally responsible.

  6. Will you throw me out of here for going off topic if I whisper that spending (squandering) on expeditionary wars should also be on the budget as '(in)discretionary expenditures'?

  7. Hey Tom, they are Republcans, they just are too coward to say so...for better or worse

    Dinners, you guys are way better, you show up drunk and fight in parliament...literally

    Bee, when are you gonna stop being right all the time?

    Will, we should do like the Republicans say, stop blamin' and start tamin' ... this recession... Give the O'man a chance, cause he's the only one in the office...the Oval Office, let your liberal (animal) side run free...

    Vig, I'm just happy you're here, among say anything

  8. You, my friend, have a way with words. And you always do it without anger, too. THAT I especially enjoy. Keep up the excellent work.

  9. In a twisted way Brown's win in massachusetts may have been a blessing. No worrying about bribing Nelson or the other Blue Dogs to get sixty votes. Just go to reconcliation and be done with them.

  10. Will, my friend, you make me laugh at myself, thank you...'ve been reading my book, haven't you?