Sunday, July 31, 2011

Republicans Cave

Boehner Snatches Defeat From Jaws of Victory

NBC News is reporting this morning that Congress is "very close" to a deal that will raise the debt limit 2.8 TRILLION dollars over the next two years.

The deal will allegedly require $1 TRILLION in cuts over the next two years, with another 1.8 TRILLION dollars in cuts to be "recommended" by a joint Congressional "Committee."

The "Committee" would be "required" to recommend cuts by this November, and should this committee fail to agree, cuts in Defense and Medicare would be automatic and decimate both programs.

Who'd get the blame for these cuts?  Why the Republican's of course, who the Democrats are already blaming for "wanting to kill our Senior citizens."  Cutting the Military budget is the liberal Democrats dream, if they had their way they'd gut our Defense capabilities to zero.

Additionally, this deal is designed to avoid any further discussion on the Debt and Deficit until after the 2012 elections, and gives Obama everything he asked for.

Once again, the Republican Party is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, and is subsequently handing Obama the 2012 election by taking his debt-laden spending spree of $5.7 TRILLION DOLLARS since taking office, off the table.

Way to go, Boehner.  Kick the ball down the road and let future generations deal with this mess, now that's leadership alright.

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