The President praises his good friend, John Boner, for staying sober past 12 noon. Once again President Obama gushes eloquently about the Greatest President Ever, Ronald MacDonald Reagan.
Shorter Obama in USA Today: Because the bankers and wars stole all the wealth, austerity must be imposed on the lesser people by the Bankers and Military.
Perhaps some have noticed, our government operates with total secrecy about everything. Thousands of government “public relations” employees are paid not to reveal what the government actually does. At the same time they provide deceptive and even false information to the taxpayers who pay their salaries.
Barack Obama rarely tells us what this neo-con government is doing. Perhaps Obama does not know either. But, the full court press is on, to use a basketball metaphor. Obama wants to make deals, big deals. Obama likes metaphors. He is “talking turkey” but the Republicans have “left him at the altar”. The disaster capitalists have to work together to make us “eat our peas”. Obama is starting to talk with the folksy charm of Donald Rumsfeld.
President Obama: Go ‘big’ on debt deal
For years now, America has been spending more money than we take in. The result is that we have too much debt on our nation’s credit card — debt that will ultimately weaken our economy, lead to higher interest rates for all Americans, and leave us unable to invest in things like education, or protect vital programs like Medicare.
No, America is being looted because Obama is allowing it with wars and financial fraud. Obama follows the University of Chicago “Shock Doctrine” Friedmann economics. This neo-con ideology is a fancy form of fascism, replacing Democracy with a Dictatorship, as happened in Chile. Obama is an agent of Shock Doctrine as he redistributes our rapidly diminishing wealth to multinational corporations and foreign banks.
So the secret neo-con government orders their puppet Obama to use unconstitutional tactics. The budget process is ignored because the Establishment must conceal the costs of their criminality. Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid is taken out of Congressional authority and processes. Secret deals are made to plunder Social Security for the wars. But the legal Congressional debate and voting is not permitted by Obama.
Then there are the expensive, genocidal wars which make the USA more and more hated around the world. Obama’s wars have no logical reason to continue, other than stealing Oil. Obama is continuing these expensive wars that enrich his war profiteering friends. The “cuts” that American citizens have to sacrifice, go to the endless wars. Obama fails to mention the cost of the wars.
The same billionaires who started the wars also created the massive 2008 Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and AIG Fraud, costing taxpayers how much? We do not know because it is a secret. But Sen. Bernie Sanders did reveal that the Federal Reserve has given 16 Trillion dollars to the same criminal banksters, including foreign banks. That is 16 TRILLION, 1 trillion = 1000 billion. This is about the yearly value of the US economy. That is enough money to replace the Fossil Fuel economy with a solar energy economy. Where did this enormous fortune go? Obama is not saying.
Neither party is blameless for the decisions that led to this debt, but both parties have a responsibility to come together and solve the problem. That’s what the American people expect of us. Every day, families are figuring out how to stretch their paychecks a little further, sacrifice what they can’t afford, and budget only for what’s truly important. It’s time for Washington to do the same.
There he goes again. Obama is channeling his favorite President, Ronald Reagan. Ordinary voters, Republicans and Democrats have been betrayed by the leaders of both parties. Clearly, political campaigns have become money laundering machines, that produce candidates who represent corporations instead of voters.Obama is so concerned about ordinary families that he wants to steal more from ordinary families to give to billionaire families, especially the polluters such as the Billionaire KochRoach Family.
Why cuts are necessary
In the short term, my No. 1 focus is getting our economy back to a place where businesses can grow and hire. That’s why I want to take a number of steps right away, like extending tax relief for middle-class families and putting construction workers back on the job rebuilding our roads and highways.
Yes, businesses must grow and get BIG for more jobs for “lesser” people. The multinational corporations need to get BIGGER and more powerful. Yes, I give Obama credit for a modest stimulus, that kept people working on projects such as highways. But energy is everything, and our energy is Dirty Oil. Obama is just too, too weak and wimpy. He cannot promote alternative energy, and Solar/Hydrogen because the Republicans are too strong. Obama does not even try to produce real change, such as replacing the unsustainable Fossil Fuel economy. Obama’s change is the same old same old Big Dirty Oil, Coal and Nuclear.
Oh the Obama helplessness…it is not his fault because nothing is his fault. He has never made a mistake. There is a cult of sycophant Obama supporters, similar to the Cult of Chimpie Bush supporters. Their particular neo-con stooge can do no wrong.
But over the last few months, I’ve also said that I’m willing to cut historic amounts of spending in order to reduce our long-term deficits. I’m willing to cut spending on domestic programs to the lowest level in half a century. I’m willing to cut defense spending by hundreds of billions of dollars. I’m willing to take on the rising costs of health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid, so we can meet our obligations to an aging population.
There can be no spending cuts for “defense” because Obama’s puppeteers plan the wars to continue forever. Obama is “willing” to steal Medicare and Social Security for the war “obligations”. Also, Obama needs to support his expensive Police State that is used to target Americans. The new leader of the CIA COINTELPRO is General Butcher Betrayus.
Some of these cuts would eliminate wasteful spending, weapons we don’t need, or fraud and abuse in our health care system. Still, some of the cuts would target worthwhile programs that do a lot of good for our country. They’re cuts that some people in my own party aren’t too happy about, and frankly, I wouldn’t make them if we didn’t have so much debt.
Now Obama channels his overseer war criminal Peter Peterson of the Council of Foreign Relations, 9-11 terror profiteer, AIG and TARP fraudster, and creator of the Catfood Commission. Peterson has pledged to use his profits from the demolition of WTC 7 to reduce public debt by looting Social Security. This includes a covert propaganda war of disinformation about the “debt”. Peterson has to conceal that much of the “debt” is due to giveaways to AIG and Blackstone and other Peterson accomplices such as Goldman Sachs. Oh yes, there are the immensely profitable tax breaks for Peterson also.
The expensive Irak war was promoted by Peterson without concern for its cost. US taxpayers are also paying for Peterson’s “Corporation for Public Diplomacy”. This secret expenditure of taxpayer money is used for propaganda to support Peterson’s wars.
But the American people deserve the truth from their leaders. And the truth is, you can’t get rid of the deficit by simply eliminating waste and fraud, or getting rid of pet projects and foreign aid, like some have suggested. Those things represent only a tiny fraction of what we spend our money on.
The American people do deserve truth. You can get rid of the deficit by eliminating the phony wars. But how would Obama know anything about the American people. He never sees any, or talks to any and he does not want to be photographed with poor, or homeless, or people without health care. Obama talks to millionaires all day long, and billionaires.
At the same time, it’s also true that if we tackle our deficit with spending cuts alone, it will likely end up costing seniors and middle-class families a great deal. Retired Americans will have to pay a lot more for their health care. Students will have to pay a lot more for college. A worker who gets laid off might not have any temporary help or job training to fall back on. At a time of high gas prices, we’ll have to stop much of the clean energy research that will help free us from our dependence on oil.
Obama admits these cuts will hurt ordinary Americans. But we do not need clean energy research, we need clean energy and is is called the sun. As Obama said, the debate between business leaders and environmentalists is tired and over, and clean energy lost.
That’s why people in both parties have suggested that the best way to take on our deficit is with a more balanced approach. Yes, we should make serious spending cuts. But we should also ask the wealthiest individuals and biggest corporations to pay their fair share through fundamental tax reform. Before we stop funding clean energy research, we should ask oil companies and corporate jet owners to give up the tax breaks that other companies don’t get. Before we ask college students to pay more, we should ask hedge fund managers to stop paying taxes at a lower rate than their secretaries. Before we ask seniors to pay more for Medicare, we should ask people like me to give up tax breaks they don’t need and never asked for.
Obama had the opportunity to make the wealthiest pay their fair share. But Obama decided to continue the unfair Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. The unfair tax cuts for the wealthy are now the unfair Obama tax cuts for the wealthy. Obama may have made these unfair tax cuts permanent.
The middle class hasn’t just borne the brunt of this recession; they’ve been dealing with higher costs and stagnant wages for more than a decade now. It’s just not right to ask them to pay the whole tab — especially when they’re not the ones who caused this mess in the first place.
Who caused the mess Mr. President? Why don’t you tell us? There are so many who caused this mess, such as Peterson, Paulson, Geithner, Bernanke, Greenspan, Rivlin, Bowles. and you yourself.
Raising revenues: a bipartisan position
A balanced deficit deal that includes some new revenues isn’t just a Democratic position. It’s a position that has been taken by everyone from Warren Buffett to Bill O’Reilly. It’s a position that was taken this week by Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, who worked together on a promising plan of their own. And it’s been the position of every Democratic and Republican leader who has worked to reduce the deficit in their time, from Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton.
I guess Warren Buffet is the kinder and gentler billionaire but Bill O’Reilly is just a millionaire wingnut clown. These are Obama’s economic advisors? Bill Clinton did balance budgets, wtth plenty of Partisanship. But Ronald Reagan, never. What is this Reagan worship? It is creepy.
There will be plenty of haggling over the details of all these plans in the days ahead. But right now, we have the opportunity to do something big and meaningful. This debate shouldn’t just be about avoiding the catastrophe of not paying our bills and defaulting on our debt. That’s the least we should do. This debate offers the chance to put our economy on stronger footing, restore a sense of fairness in our country, and secure a better future for our children. I want to seize that opportunity, and ask Americans of both parties and no party to join me in that effort.
He wants it BIG! BIG! IT is a CATASTROPHE otherwise. And it is Obama’s catastrophe. This was a routine vote, not intended for budget deals, that Obama hijacked to make us all hostages. We know how this will go. It will be all Drama Obama until August 2nd. Then at the last minute to avoid the catastrophic 9-11 financial cataclysm, Obama will surrender Social Security and Medicare. Obama will have saved America from a triple FFF rating by Wall Street Grifters. America avoids default until the next phony crisis.