How the “left” sees the recent debt ceiling debate/crisis…
And how the “right” sees it…
Is it any surprise that the politicians had a hard time finding a middle ground? They don’t see eye to eye on what the problem is in the first place.
Also, what’s with this “super committee” that’s lacking any deficit hawks? Or Rep. Jason Chaffetz, for that matter? No, seriously. Why is he not on it.
In the meantime, Utah has its act together. Wonder if the feds might take a page from our book?
(h/t to Geeks are Sexy)
Posted in Entitlement Reform, Fiscal Reform
Tagged Barack Obama, debt ceiling, entitlement reform, federal debt, Government, Jason Chaffetz, John Boehner, Orrin Hatch, President Obama, reality is not negotiable, Republicans, super committee, super congress, United States, US House of Representatives
* except this smiling man. He always seems to have something witty on the edge of his tongue. Image via Wikipedia
No default. But no matter. It’s still not enough to make anyone happy.*
In fact, just to read the headlines, I can’t help but think that it’s getting a little crazy out there.
Check out a sampling of them from this screen shot of Real Clear Politics this afternoon:
Among other things, here’ s a few things that one might glean from the headlines:
- Pres. Obama is paving the way for another Texan in the White House. How dare those pesky Republicans not agree with him. What are they–the opposition party?
- Our Harvard educated President, who engineered the largest reorganization of national healthcare in US history, as well as a giant federal deficit and the beginning of socialism and communism and the advent of the apocalypse in our day… is a pawn of…someone. If he’s the pawn, who’s pulling the strings?
- A substantial part of the political right are white, southern, extreme, and, to boot, engaged in Jihad. You didn’t realize there were so many white, southern Muslims in the Tea Party, did you?
- The Tea Partiers can be further distinguished by being either Tea Party Republicans, or Tea Party Democrats…and let’s be honest: we all know a Tea Party Democrat, right? Anyone? (Beuller? Beuller?)
- The Vice President opened his mouth and said what everyone else in the Democratic Party was thinking. Again. Who cares? It’s no BFD.
- No one is partying like it’s 1999. Because, really, who has time for another bubble when we’re too busy in inventing crises?
- Like young Zaphod Beeblebrox, Mitt Romney is playing it safe.
- If you look too close, the debt deal stinks. And seriously: there’s a reason that sausage and legislation is compared, unfavorably.
Also, if this wasn’t painfully obvious to anyone not in the employ of the federal government: we’re in a bear economy
, right now, and the light at the end of the tunnel might be a train
. Or a bear. If bears reflected light. And looked like this.
In short, what I see in just the headlines
is that everyone is obnoxious and no one is happy with the way things are going. Even the Chinese are getting in on the action
. (Because, hey–they own a substantial part of the debt we almost defaulted on).
Posted in News Round Up, Questionable Laws and Lawmakers
Tagged Barack Obama, debt ceiling, Democratic, headlines, Mitt Romney, News Round Up, Obama, Republican, White House, Zaphod Beeblebrox