“As a rule of thumb, Congressional legislation that is bipartisan is usually twice as bad as legislation that is partisan.” ~ Thomas Sowell
So right. Gotta love that good ol' bipartisanship, though. I know Obama certainly does. $90 billion, $100 billion, whatever the final tally ends up being, just add it to the deficit. What's it to our children? They're not voting in this election anyway. Bush's fault is lasting longer than we anticipated, so we've gotta hand out so-called 'tax cut' and 'jobless benefit' goodies (gotta love the language) to dumb voters so we don't look like the bad guys, right? Never mind we can't pay for them...million, billion, trillion, semantics. Or as John McLame said, "We're dumb, but we're not stupid. We did not want to repeat the debacle of last December. It's not that complicated." Umm, I'm gonna go with Levin's response on Friday's program: "Actually, John, you're both, if there's a difference..."
Levin was also sure to make mention of Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy, or as he affectionately refers to them, Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle DeeDum, before launching into the truth of the matter, as well as the semantics:
"So now it appears, ladies and gentlemen, this cut in your Social Security "contribution" - isn't it funny, again, we have lib speak. It is a 'contribution', you see, when they call it insurance; but when they want to cut it, it's a 'tax'. 'We won a tax for the middle class,' right? Meanwhile, if you say, well let's get rid of all of it, 'Wait a minute, you gotta make your contribution to Social Security.' Well, which is it? Is it a contribution to my insurance when I retire, OR, is it a tax that goes into general revenue which you're cutting for political purposes? Which is it? 'Well, it doesn't really matter.' It's a fraud, and these politicians are a fraud. And it's right there in daylight for all of us to see. Some days it's a contribution, some days it's a tax; some days it's an insurance program, other days it's not. Just like Obamacare, 'It's a tax, I mean, no it's not, it's a penalty, I mean, it's a fine, I mean whatever I don't mean, whatever, whatever it takes to get the Supreme Court to approve it.'
So Obama's out there, 'Isn't it great when they stop playing political games out there,' raising money for his political gain, congratulating Congress for raising the debt another $100 billion that's never gonna be paid back, that's gonna contribute to dragging down the society, doing absolutely nothing about Social Security and Medicare, zero! He takes half a trillion dollars out of Medicare for Obamacare, he's taking $100 billion out of Social Security for a "contribution cut" I guess, and the guys over there in the Wall Street Journal editorial page are all excited about this one, 'Well, finally the Republicans got it right, they went along!' So, uh, that's what you're government's doing today; oh, and condoms, I think they're probably still talking about condoms, members of Congress. We could put condoms on everyone of them, that would be a better society I think, but that's a whole other story..."