***(…or something to that effect)
Last week I highlighted why the “Fiscal Cliff!” would now become part of our permanent landscape.
“The President had originally said he wanted $1.6 trillion in revenue. He took it down to $1.2 trillion as a compromise in this legislation”, said Pelosi.
“We get $620 billion, very significant, high-end tax, changing the high-end tax rate to 39.6 percent, but that is not enough on the revenue side.”
Thanks for that clarification, Nance…
Is everyone finally with me on this? It will NEVER be enough. There is no amount that you can relinquish which will satisfy them. Nothing short of complete capitulation will prevent the Left from slandering you as a greedy, selfish, right-wing, extremist kook who worships some old piece of parchment written back before “The White Album” came out, by guys in powdered wigs.
You’d have an easier time reasoning with the Borg.
Hey, I have a crazy idea! You know what might help us not need so much “revenue“? If we put some basic controls on where all the “revenue” went in the first place!!
It’s not exactly hard to find, after all:
(From The DAILY CALLER) – “An investigation into where welfare recipients are using their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards has revealed that some are withdrawing taxpayer money from EBT-friendly ATMs at strip clubs and liquor stores.
The New York Post, looking at a database of 200 million EBT records from January 2011 to July 2012 obtained through a Freedom of Information request, discovered that some people receiving government benefits have been using their EBT cards to withdraw cash at several ‘questionable’ New York establishments: Hank’s Saloon, a porn shop called Blue Door Video, the Patriot Saloon, the Club Eleven strip club, the Club Heat strip joint and Drinks Galore.”
Quick, name the last time THIS story led off the evening news. Yeah, that’s right: never. And that’s because the ever-growing population of the entitlement class are all salt-of-the-Earth types who desperately need your hard-earned cash, so that they can afford a fifth of Beam, & a lap dance or two.
Awww, quit yer’ whining! Geeez…where’s your compassion for your fellow-man, for cryin’ out loud?!?
And now for the pièce de résistance.
Pelosi says that we don’t need to address the spending side AT ALL because, you see…they already did:
Asked if Democrats are ready to significantly reform entitlement programs to address the deficit, Pelosi said, “We already have,” pointing to the Affordable Care Act’s $716 billion in Medicare provider cuts.
So, they have ALREADY saved as much money as possible, by spending …even more? Am I the only one who sees the problem with that logic?
Don’t forget where that $716 billion in “savings” goes, after all:
(From Heritage.com) – “Despite a continuous and steady repetition of false claims by supporters of Obamacare in and out of Congress, the $716 billion in “savings” from Medicare are taken out of the program to pay for new spending in Obamacare.
The cuts do not strengthen the Medicare program, nor do they extend the life of the Part A trust fund. In correspondence with Senator Jeff Sessions (R–AL), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, the CBO has confirmed that the majority of the savings leave Medicare to fund Obamacare and thus cannot be counted again as improving Medicare’s finances.”
On the bright side, at least the Senate Republicans seem to have found Conservatism again, sorta. According to Erika Johnsen over at HotAir.com, it seems that (going forward) McConnell and the guys are holding the line on any NEW taxes.
But just so you can be good’n’outraged today, here’s a whole 4-minute clip of Queen Pelosi the Haughty, as she tries to use small words so as not to confuse you.
You may wish to put down any sharp objects prior to hitting “play”, though.