Unbelievabile. This is why I dislike the GOP establishment as much as your average Dem.
They agreed to the debt limit increase in exchange for some smoke-and-mirrors “cuts”. Which weren’t cuts in the real sense, just smaller increases and which turned out to be bull crap anyway as they were mostly “next year”, which in Washington terms means, “Never”.
So in order to be able to raise the debt limit again McConnell set up some bullshit deal where it would happen again except this time much more quietly so as not to rile up the Teabagging assholes who keep expecting him to act like a fiscal conservative.
The U.S. Senate, in an unusual procedure, cleared the way Thursday for the U.S. to lift its borrowing authority by $500 billion
So what is this “unusual procedure?” you ask. You shouldn’t have asked, it’ll only piss you off.
The action came under an unusual legislative procedure spelled out under the August agreement to raise the U.S. debt ceiling…
Under the process, lawmakers in both the House and Senate must vote on a resolution of disapproval against the increase in the borrowing limit. President Barack Obama would then have to veto the resolution of disapproval, and Congress would then vote to try and override that veto…..
Get that? It’s theater. Not even good theater, we’re back to the off-off-off-Broadway production with a fat chick taking off her clothes and eating pudding off a gay-cowboy’s ass.
The complicated procedure, designed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Patrician., Ky.), would allow an increase of the borrowing limit while allowing most Republicans to vote against such an increase.
But wait, there’s still more
The next increase in the borrowing limit, likely in the first quarter of next year, will be dependent on the ability of a panel of 12 lawmakers to reach a deal that cuts at least $1.2 trillion from federal budget deficits over the next decade.
Get that? The next increase,
next this* fucking year, is dependent on the ability of 12 hand-picked assholes to figure out a way to make the stupid voters think there will actually cuts “next year”. (i.e. the twelfth of never)
Motherfuckers really piss me off. How about you assholes actually cut spending so you don’t have to increase borrowing above the current level of “It’s basically impossible for us to ever pay it off“.
100% turnover in every elective office from dogcatcher in Speculator, NY to POTUS. Throw the bums out and make them all get jobs for lobbyists, glut the market so they only get 6 figures and have to lobby the folks who took their jobs. That’d be funny.
*Changed that because I realized the fiscal year for the gov’t starts October 1 so the first quarter of “next year” is actually Oct-Dec. It’s funny (and endy!) how “next year” for cuts never comes but “next year” for increases in borrowing is actually this year.