Apr 08 2011

More Proof of How Insincere the Democratic Leadership is Regarding Our Country’s Interests

Published by at 1:32 pm under All General Discussions

Nancy Pelosi said the following in her inaugural speech to the House as the first female Speaker of the House:

And the American people told us they expected us to work together for fiscal responsibility, with the highest ethical standards and with civility and bipartisanship. After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay as you go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.

In 2007, the US debt was $9.815 trillion. Currently our debt is $14,259,761,986,879.66 During the four years that Nancy Pelosi was in charge of the branch of Congress that manages our budget she allowed roughly $4.5 trillion to be added to our debt. How is that “not burden[ing] them with mountains of debt?”

I applaud the House for sticking to their “guns” and pushing the hard spending cuts that need to be made. Our society is so stuck on having everything paid for by someone else. We need to cut spending, especially on entitlement programs and make people realize they have to earn what they receive.

Will this cause trouble and disaster for many people? Yes. Will they learn the necessary lesson? Some will. We need to make people accountable again.

Its not realistic now, but I would like to see Congress go back to being a part time job. If the government isn’t funding and running all of these programs that the government shouldn’t be involved in then we don’t need full time Congressmen.


8 responses so far

8 Responses to “More Proof of How Insincere the Democratic Leadership is Regarding Our Country’s Interests”

  1. KauaiBoy says:

    I liked Reid’s explanation that certain “idealogies” were now holding up any compromise and these were idealogies only of the other side — I guess he forgets that his opposition is an idealogy in and of itself to whatever they claim is now an issue.

    Government only exists to the extent that there is excess in society — otherwise we would do those jobs ourselves as needed. There are no longer any excesses, as the unions and liberals have scarfed them up over the past 40 years, which is why the events of the last 4-5 years are having such dramatic effect. They ate the cake yesterday that we should have saved for tomorrow—but that’s “me me me” in the age of “not enough attention deficit disorder” this society suffers from.

    They are afraid to close the doors because they are afraid that the positive response that will ensue will only further accelerate their demise.

    AJ — in case you didn’t notice, Congress is a part time job unless you count running for re-election as a job. I almost forgot all about Pelosi, thanks for the reminder she wasn’t just a bad dream.

  2. ama055131 says:

    Actually AJ you are being to kind in your numbers. Below are the numbers from Oct.07 through Apr. 2011, this does not include the deficit numbers which is over 1 trillion dollars. All totaled you’re talking over 6 trillion dollars in 4 short years.

    10/01/2007 5,057,236,452,359.32 4,005,315,947,997.31 9,062,552,400,356.63

    04/07/2011 9,652,195,544,012.12 4,612,049,982,299.46 14,264,245,526,311.58


  3. Wildebeast says:

    Please make that insincere. I’m dyslexic so it’s easy for me to see when someone else scrambles the letters.

    This budget thing is such a stupid mess and completely unnecessary.

  4. lurker9876 says:

    I was wondering today how much money was spent on these guys working days and nights to get to some sort of a budget deal when Reid and Pelosi could have worked up a FY2011 budget plan last summer.

    I cannot stand witnessing people still supporting Obama, Reid, and Pelosi.

  5. WWS says:

    Interesting deal Boehner took – my first impression is that he played it quite well, given the circumstances, and he neutralized the “extremist” claims.

    I wish the EPA rider would have stayed, but am not really surprised that it didn’t. The bright side – a job killing, out of control EPA remains a great 2012 campaign issue.

  6. WWS says:

    meant to note that DJ wrote: “Its not realistic now, but I would like to see Congress go back to being a part time job.”

    That’s how Texas does it, and it works pretty well. Our Lege only meets for 6 months every 2 years. Once the current session is done this June or so they won’t meet again until after the 2012 elections. (barring some kind of special session called by the Governor, but those are rare, especially when the Gov and the Lege are on the same page politically)

    All budgets passed are 2 year budgets. It’s not that hard to figure out. And most everyone likes it that way – the less time they are in Austin, the less trouble they can cause.

  7. lurker9876 says:

    It’s not a great bill but it’s not a bad bill. I agree that it is an interesting bill. The spending cuts are measly, petty, and trivial. The House GOP knows it. They also know that the 61B is just as measly, petty, and trivial given the massive spending plan that Obama came up with.

    But when they are up against the socialist Obama and Reid who loved to spend and spend and spend, there isn’t much that John can do about this but win the message and negotiation battles. These have long term effects on what’s to come in the near future, including the 2012 elections.

    John Boehner won’t get an unanimous House GOP vote so hoping for a few House Dem votes. Remember that Reid wouldn’t agree to any spending cuts? Well, he caved in on that one. John Boehner got a few tools, such as getting Reid to allow a few bills to go on the floor for a vote and to seriously consider Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget bill.

    John Boehner knows that he can never get what he wanted but he knows he has to win the message war. Looks like he won the message.

    Also, he knows that he has to show how serious and tough of a negotiator he is because of the debt ceiling vote and the 2012 budget bill. He forced Obama’s hand. He forced Reid’s hand. He boxed both of them into a corner. Looks like he won this as well.

  8. Its not realistic now, but I would like to see Congress go back to being a part time job.

    The Texas Constition requires our legislature to meet for “180 days every two years” (although Texas trial lawyer William Dyer, who blogs as “Beldar” at http://beldar.blogs.com/beldarblog/, swears that was a typo and was intended to say “two days every 180 years”. 🙂

    The founding fathers of our state were definitely on to something, feeling that little good could come of paying grown men to do nothing but conjure up rules for the rest of us to have to live by.

    I often regret they didn’t follow that traion of thought to its logical conclusion. 🙁