This administration is really beginning to get on my last nerve and I have about reached my limit. Every time I hear the insane rhetoric being spouted by the President, the Democrats and of course the lamestream media, with respect to the catastrophe that we all face over the debt ceiling and government shutdown, I want to scream.
The political posturing and game playing going on makes one want to scream “ENOUGH!” This has become a contest over how to annihilate the enemy, (Republicans) and gain political advantage in 2014. It has nothing to do with fixing the problems that we have, nothing to do with negotiations and deal-making and nothing to do with what is best for the American people. The galling thing about all of this is that Obama is depending on Americans to be brain-dead and ignorant about the realities of what a shut-down and default really mean.
He stands up and gives speeches about what horrible things face us. Economic disaster, recession, global meltdown, these are just a few of the bullet points he wants to sear into the brains of American people. He continues to make false statements about the reality of the situation. When October 17th comes and goes, we will not go into default. There is revenue coming in to the government every day and it can easily pay the interest on our debt. Plus, he can prioritize expenses and fund what he wishes to fund or not.
The other falsehood that he is hoping the American people buy is the fact that raising the debt ceiling doesn’t put us deeper into debt.
“So let me explain this. If Congress refuses to raise what’s called the debt ceiling, America would not be able to meet all of our financial obligations for the first time in 225 years.
And because it’s called raising the debt ceiling, I think a lot of Americans think it’s raising our debt. It is not raising our debt. This does not add a dime to our debt. It simply says you pay for what Congress has already authorized America to purchase.” Huh? If raising the debt ceiling doesn’t raise our debt, how did we get 17 trillion dollars in the hole?
Another fallacy is the doom and gloom scenario. He is still hoping that by saying things like this, people will believe him and turn on his opponents.
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