This is how you can understand this debt ceiling, over the cliff part. . . .
If YOU do not pay your bills when due, you pay a penalty. The company sending you the bill threatens to turn your lights off, or turn your internet off, or turn off your gas, etc. And if that ain't bad enough they not only charge you interest, they charge you a late fee too. (They learned that trick from the credit card companies.) And if you're not careful where you park your car, when you're a little late with the payment, they'll take that son of a gun when you're not looking. (Sound like the voice of experience? Yep.)
Lets take a look at a guy barely qualified to be Vice President of your local condo building, Paul Ryan, remember him? This is the kind of guy the GOP put up to become our Vice President.. A puppet who gets paid by the string pullers. Before he went to congress he was a working while going to college. Nothing wrong with that. He had a good job as a waiter in a good restaurant. After he ran for congress in 1998 and got elected, he voted for every large expenditure during the Cheney years. His vote was a sure thing. If the GOP government wanted to spend money or maybe raise the debt limit, Ryan voted for it every time they asked, 8 times on the debt limit. Never against. The size of our deficit? Ryan helped grow it. As a matter of fact that was how our deficit rose to be in trillion dollar numbers. Now there's a solid conservative. By the time he and Cheney were finished we had a deficit so large, trillion became a familiar household number. Mr. Ryan now has a convenient memory, not a faulty one.
Thank God Obama and the Democrats retrieved control and every single year of his administration, the deficit has been reduced. Yet who has been hollering the loudest to reduce the deficit, as if it wasn't being reduced? You guessed it, and voters are listening to this guy?
And now because of the new Supreme Court super pac rules, if you want to become a millionaire, get elected to congress, lie like hell, do what your told and the money will come rolling in. Yes, Paul Ryan is now a multi-multi millionaire. And so are most of your elected congressmen. When you make a contribution to their campaigns, it can go straight into their pocket. They get elected to make themsleves millionaires! To hell with voters. Who cares what they want?
So here's the trick on the GOP and those who have been working so hard to raise the disparity between the richest Americans and the lowest income Americans.
In other parts of the world, there is a new attack on our credit worthiness because of this cliff hanging shit.
But hold your breath, even though more and more people in this country are figuring out what they are doing, and are trying to pressure them to vote for raising the debt limit, its my bet the Republicans will figure out a way to shoot themselves in the other foot, especially after the debt ceiling was increased. Without their vote.
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