Thursday, October 29, 2015

Boehner, Ryan handcuff the next president to Obama's budget

It's funny that when establishment Republicans "negotiate" with Democrats, Democrats get 100% of what they want, and now when "conservative" Republicans negotiate with establishment Democrats, we see establishment Republicans getting whatever they want. Why does it always go in one direction?
Were they think they're being sneaky, the timing couldn't be more obvious. While attentions were turned towards the future presidency last night, like clockwork, the House passed Obama-Boehner budget deal conveniently coincided with the nomination of a new Speaker...
The bill received support from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) who was nominated by House Republicans to succeed Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) as Speaker of the House just hours before the budget vote.
So, John Boehner leaves his 'job' (not service) with 'no regrets,' and Paul Ryan officially becomes the new Speaker of the House...

...but at what cost?



How about saddling (or as Ed Straker more vividly describes it, 'handcuffing') the next president to Obama's budget!
AmericanThinker: Paul Ryan has endorsed a huge, secretly put together mega-budget that was created in precisely the manner in which he said he wouldn't create budgets. And Democrats love it.
"John Boehner said he was going to 'clean out the barn'," Ms. Pelosi said in an interview on Wednesday. "He's checking off things and moving in a timely fashion until the last full day."

The budget deal, reached in secret negotiations with Congressional Democrats and the White House, will increase federal spending by $80 billion over the next two years, and provide an additional $32 billion in funds for overseas operations by the Pentagon and State Department.
And Paul Ryan's reaction?
House Speaker-in-waiting Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is suddenly supporting the big-spending budget deal that effectively writes lame-duck President Obama a blank check to rack up debt.

"What I've heard from members over the last two weeks is a desire to wipe the slate clean, put in place a process that builds trust, and start focusing on big ideas," Ryan said in a statement reported by Politico.
Wipe the slate clean? This budget gives Obama complete control over spending for the next two years, with zero chance of defunding Obamacare, his amnesty, his Iran deal, or anything else. Congress is completely giving up the power of the purse. Wiping the slate clean means giving up all their congressional powers. What "big idea" can Ryan focus on once he's given up his congressional powers for the next two years?

Ryan adds:
It's time for us to turn the page on the last few years and get to work on a bold agenda that we can take to the American people.
Turn the page on the last few years? Ryan is endorsing a budget no one has seen that will give up control for the next two years. Look at this meaningless drivel coming out of his lips:
Ryan pledged to unify the House Republicans and get the House back on track. "We have an obligation here in the people's house to do the people's business," Ryan told reporters after the vote. "We are going to respect the people by representing the people."
Ryan can say "people people people people," like a mantra, but what he is doing is government's and big business's interests. If he were doing the peoples' interests, he would not sign on to this awful deal. And yet Republicans love him for it.
"Ryan is a really a thought leader for the Republican Party. We've been operating under his blueprints and he's one of the best communicators that we've had -- equal or even greater to Newt Gingrich," California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, a close ally of Boehner's, said on Tuesday.
And then there are gutless wonders at the "Freedom" Caucus, who buckled at the first sign of pressure and agreed to endorse Ryan, even though Ryan didn't make any public promises to change things. He certainly didn't promise to oppose Obama in any meaningful way, which makes sense now, given that he has endorsed a budget that will take away Congress's power for the next two years. All we know is that starting in 2017, Ryan will start pushing for amnesty again, and if we get the wrong president, it will pass.

And this is the candidate a supermajority of the Freedom Caucus said they would support? They should disband, and all of them who voted for Ryan should be primaried.
Too harsh? Too extreme? With the state of our economy, our over-spent government and the supposed opposition party that's fallen ever so leftward, We The People should not hesitate to go further in action.

At some point, the sleeping giant can't just be rousted to only shrug and roll over. There must be a complete awakening. Please say it's not gonna take a full collapse, America?

Related link: Paul Ryan elected House speaker

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