Thursday, May 02, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Obama will sign the restoration of full funding for air traffic controllers. The Sequester is being repealed, one line item at a time.
Airport delays inconvenience non-poor white people so FAA funding is the first budget to be restored.
Remember Five Easy Pieces?
Let's divide the Federal Budget into two categories:
1) Social programs, and
2) Everything else.
Right-wingers, which these days includes the entire Republican Party, hate spending on Social Programs, especially those that benefit poor and non-white people.
Republicans want to reduce social programs for these folks to zero.
But the Democrats resist cutting social programs in any obvious way... just as:
The diner doesn't have sides of toast on the lunch menu.
So the Dems and Repubs get together and pull a Jack Nicholson.
They do a Sequester on all spending which is like Jack ordering the Chicken Salad Sandwich on toast.
Jack holds one thing at a time until there's nothing left but the toast.
Dem/Rebubs gradually restore the budgets of everything but the social programs.
In the end it's the same result: targeted cuts to social programs, piece of toast.
Sequester = Chicken Salad on Toast,
Social program cuts = Toast.
They think they're being slick.
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Seems like everyone but me thinks that Barack Obama, whatever else, is a smart guy.
-He's Harvard Law, Review Editor;
-He wrote two best selling books;
-He's a professor of constitutional law,
I contend that he's not very smart at all.
Please, someone, tell me one interesting thing Barry has ever said.
Who can forget Bill Clinton's convention performance as "Explainer in Chief." Isn't that Barry's job?
Putting current events into greater historical context is a prime function of any president. I think of fireside chats.
Obama can't explain anything except that:
In negotiations, neither side can expect to get 100%.
Well, duh. What he doesn't explain is his willingness to give away 99%.
Plus, conclusive proof that Obama is a dumbshit was his preposterous assertion, his guiding principle, that:
Congressional Republicans are good-faith negotiating partners who will put common sense and the welfare of the nation ahead of partisan interests.
Skipping through the woods, everything a big bad wolf could want.
Say "Grandma," I see this guy's face.
Don't pull back the covers, please.
And as for likeability. I don't like mass murder, torture, or imperial aggression.
I don't like the trashing of Magna Carta, Common Law, and the Bill of Rights.
And I don't like malefactors of great wealth, who seem to be Barry's best friends.
So I don't like Barry. Not at all.
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