by Lone Shark
Unable to even come close to getting more than half of his caucus’ support, House Republicans led by the ever-capitulating John Boehner voted 257-167 in support of legislation brokered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden that in no way “averts” the contrived “Fiscal Cliff”- the measure now awaits president’s signature.
The bill increases income tax rates on individuals making over $400,000 and households making over $450,000 annually, significantly increases government spending and once again kicks many of the so-called “fiscal cliff” issues down the road, including the 1.2 trillion dollars of mostly defense cuts that still loom. March 1st will be the date of the next manufactured “crisis” while the country deficit spending sails into oblivion. The Congressional Budget Office says this measure will add yet another $4 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years.
There’s no two ways about it- we are being led by a destructive President, and our spineless Republican led House of Representatives who can’t articulate their way out of a paper bag. This is no way to govern a super power, let alone a banana republic- unfortunately, it will take much needless economic pain and suffering to awaken a still clueless nation that is being led to fiscal ruin. President Obama’s congratulatory statement neatly sums up the profound foolishness of today’s political Left-
“Thanks to the votes of Democrats and Republicans in Congress, I will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans while preventing a tax hike that could have sent the economy back into recession.” – President Barack Obama
The chasm between the conservative wing of the Republican party- including Senators Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, who both voted Nay on the McConnell compromise- and Democrats along with their Republican capitulators continues to expand. It’s been reported that Boehner told Senate Majority Leader to “go f#$@ himself”- too bad such animus wasn’t directed towards the president and his sham of deal that accomplishes nothing meritorious as we continue to hurl towards a sovereign debt crisis and certain economic oblivion.
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