Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:48 AM
DonViejo (18,894 posts)
Another Republican 'non-profit,' another bunch of deficit lies
by Joan McCarter
Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is getting some backup for his opposition to Jack Lew, President Obama's nominee to be Treasury secretary, in the "Young Guns Network." The group, allied with Majority Leader Eric Cantor, launched a "Spending Hullaba-Lew" page (yes, they are that unsubtle—what do you expect from a group that thinks it's cool to call themselves "young guns"?), “10 Questions on Spending & Debt for the Obama Administration & Treasury Nominee Jack Lew.”
And, yes, the questions are as predictable and silly as you would expect. And as blatantly dishonest as you would expect. Like this one:
4. Has The Obama Administration Ignored Paying Off Old Bills, Instead Using The Debt Ceiling Increase On New Spending? If Not, What Past Bills Did The Obama Administration Pay With The Last Debt Ceiling Agreement (Considering Our Debt INCREASED Since Its Passage)?
These guys used to work for Cantor, they know how the debt ceiling works and they know that the debt ceiling needs to be raised to pay for the spending that Congress has already authorized.
And then there's this one:
5. As President Obama’s Treasury Secretary, Will Jack Lew Ensure That Using Past Bipartisan Debt Reduction Agreements As Precedent Remains “The Right Way To Do It”? If So, What Spending Cuts And Entitlement Reforms Will The Administration Be Open To Negotiating?
House Republicans still haven't released what specific spending cuts to entitlements they want, so to that one, show us yours first, young guns.
If nothing else, it's a good preview of the rhetoric we're going to be seeing coming from the Republicans over the interminable fights they're going to create over the next sequester fight, the debt ceiling negotiations, and the Lew confirmation.
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Another Republican 'non-profit,' another bunch of deficit lies (Original post)
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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:08 PM
ROBROX (392 posts)
2. THERE IS NO WAY TO WORK WITH IDIOTS
These morons do not know anything because somebody is pulling their strings. We will just have to wait two generations until the BREED dies out.
Then this country can be a much happy and intelligent place to live and think.