WHY . . .

21 Jul

CNN Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Support GOP’s Cut, Cap and Balance Bill | The Gateway Pundit.

. . . is this not already law of the land?

Would someone from the progressive side of the spectrum please give me one good logical, common sense argument for why the Senate should not pass this right away and have it on the President’s desk for his signature immediately.

To use the President’s well-worn car metaphor. The President and the Democrats in Congress are Thelma and Louise, hands clasped, gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes, accelerator mashed to the floor and speeding over the cliff. Unfortunately, the American people are stuck in the back seat.

It is really very simple. We can not continue to borrow 40 cents of every dollar we spend. Raising the debt ceiling and giving the Feds more money to play with through expanded credit limits and more revenue is like giving a crack addict a suitcase full of his favorite drug, irresponsible in the extreme.



Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has more background on the poll. It appears to play well across almost all demographics and regions. Not that it will matter to the Senate or the Administration. We’re apparently too stupid to really understand.


Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Business, Politics


6 responses to “WHY . . .

  1. Ben Hoffman

    July 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    You’re a liar. 64% in the poll you site prefer a balanced approach including revenue increases.

  2. rightwingarchitect

    July 22, 2011 at 12:12 am

    I am not a liar (nice way to start a comment by the way).
    From the poll, Question 23
    In another proposal, Congress would raise the debt ceiling only if a balanced budget amendment
    were passed by both houses of Congress and substantial spending cuts and caps on future spending
    were approved. Would you favor or oppose this proposal?
    July 18-20
    Favor 66%
    Oppose 33%
    No opinion 1%
    Still waiting to hear why this is a bad idea.

  3. Ben Hoffman

    July 22, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Funny how you right-wingers like to pick and choose only the information that supports your ideology. How about question 21 where 66% approve?

    Question 21
    In some proposals, Congress would raise the debt ceiling while cutting between two trillion and
    four trillion dollars in government spending over the next ten years and raising taxes on some
    businesses and higher-income Americans. Would you favor or oppose this proposal?

    And the majority think Obama has acted responsibly in negotiations. The majority apposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, S.S., and cuts to programs for the poor. The vast majority favors increasing taxes on oil companies. And the list goes on, all of which favor the Democrats proposals.

    So, after all that, how can you claim to not be a liar?

    As far as cutting spending at a time when there’s 9.1% unemployment, that’s bad for our country since when you cut spending, people lose their jobs. The increases in private sector jobs have been more than offset by the public sector layoffs

    • rightwingarchitect

      July 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm


      Socialists living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. You appear to be just as ideologically driven as you accuse me of being. I refuse to be labeled a liar because I did not publish anything that was not true. As for cherry picking, you seem to be doing the same thing, the irony of which appears to be lost on you.

      If we do not reform entitlements now they will consume the entire budget within my lifetime. The President has not presented a plan, only speeches and continues to move the goal posts. His threat to withhold SS checks is one of the most blatant bits of political thuggery I’ve seen.

      And heck yes, I’m all for cuts, even if it means public sector layoffs. We need to get back to the place where the Federal government is less than 20% of GDP, not more. If you love European Socialism so much, please move there. I’m sure it will be the utopia you’ve always dreamed of.

      • Ben Hoffman

        July 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

        And you can go to Somalia for your Utopian free market economy.

  4. rightwingarchitect

    July 23, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Apples and oranges my friend. Your example is absurd. It did make me laugh though so it has that going for it.


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