Just another rant …
So, the Sequester is coming … let’s call it March madness because that Congressional Act that will happen in March is clearly based on some insanely mad folks and will probably shove America into another mini recession that could blow up and get out of control much quicker than estimated . I ask you, where and what are Republicans thinking and how amusing is it that Election2012 has taught them nothing! They continue to vote against bills that could help their own constituents while getting our economy back on track.
However, it seems like Republicans do not believe they even have middle-lower or poor constituents that will feel the sequester pain… reality is they ignore them.
We may never know all the reasons or facts behind our economy receding, and yes; we all have to admit some housing loans were a big mistake. We do know that Republicans have made it a mission almost impossible since they first held Americans hostage and while we still need banksters and Wall street to take responsibility for the out of control greed that caused our financial downfall . There is still a sense that those who played with consumer money knew the government would not only pay to get them out of the ditch but the government would be held accountable and not the banks. I am convinced this was on the minds of those willing to make bets against the housing consumer since Freddie and Fannie Mae are governmental programs.
The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves in their separate, and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere. The desirable things which the individuals of a people can not do, or can not well do, for themselves, fall into two classes: those which have relation to wrongs, and those which have not. Each of these branch off into an infinite variety of subdivisions. The first that in relation to wrongs embraces all crimes, misdemeanors, and nonperformance of contracts. The other embraces all which, in its nature, and without wrong, requires combined action, as public roads and highways, public schools, charities, pauperism, orphanage, estates of the deceased, and the machinery of government itself. From this it appears that if all men were just, there still would be some, though not so much, need for government. – Abe Lincoln
The fact is; being out of a job, homeless or being on food stamps is a non-partisan reality. Yet, Republicans do not feel this way. In fact, they have yet to move on from the original stimulus bill choosing to make comments though we all saw a great number of Republicans cutting ribbons, telling their constituents they were their champions even stating President did not do his part. Honestly, the idea that Republicans state they need to be more pragmatic is laughable and as these folks continue to riff on who did what when to whom, President Obama genuinely tried to be bipartisan for the last 4yrs, but some of us feel the ultimate plan was to embarrass him … old school politics will continue to be a battle. Putting ones Party first before the People, a practice that began in 2009 has continued into President Obama’s second term with the Party of NO not only misinforming voters but also filibustering our President’s ability to govern.
People are hurting, Republican mayors and governors came forward to say vote for the package; yet Boehner and others, who, agreed to meet with the President and in private told his group to say no to anything beforehand continue to say no to legislation which shows just what kind of person he and his party are.
It made me sad and angry given what is going on that someone could be so cynical but it shows how Republicans see politics as a game and we Americans are the pawns
I’d laugh but it hurts