Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dear Mr. President: YES!

What took you so long, sir?

When President Obama said "not on my watch" blasting Paul Ryan's insane budget, it was music to my ears; this music:

This REUTERS post-speech survey has President Obama crushing Ryan:

Now for the bad news: The devil's in the details — Dana Millbank and David Sirota threw cold water on the expectations game, suggesting the President will now embrace the Bowles-Simpson Commission roadmap, which is anything but progressive. (Item: raising the retirement age to 69, which is unacceptable, and means testing Social Security which is dicey.) It's up to progressives now to keep the pressure on these negotiations and draw our own lines in the sand.

HOWLER OF THE DAY: The GOP talking point in response to the President is to whine: "CLASS WARFARE!" So ... What's your point, wingnuts? Republicans have been waging class warfare against the middle class for the last 30 years. What do you call the statistics cited by the President:
In the last decade, the average income of the bottom 90 percent of all working Americans actually declined. Meanwhile, the top 1 percent saw their income rise by an average of more than a quarter of a million dollars each. That's who needs to pay less taxes?

They want to give people like me a $200,000 tax cut that's paid for by asking 33 seniors each to pay $6,000 more in health costs. That's not right. And it's not going to happen as long as I'm President. (Applause.)
What do you call it: The ruling class idea of altruism? Tax cuts for jobs in China while 90 percent of the American people get screwed? In truth, if the President succeeds in triangulating a "grand compromise" that is acceptable to liberals and progressives, he will have averted genuine class warfare. Les Misérables ain't just a musical, y'know ...

Question: Why did Chris Matthews have Rep. Marsha Blackburn on his program? The crapaganda coming out of that woman's mouth was unbelievable; worse still, Matthews let her speak without ONCE challenging BULLSHIT like more "options" for seniors. THESE PEOPLE ARE LIARS! Haven't you figured that out, Chris? They're just blowing smoke, and LYING.


MickeyWhite said...

Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, FY2004 Foreign Operations Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Flood Insurance Reauthorization , Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Debt Limit Increase, Fiscal 2005 Omnibus Appropriations, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extension.

Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations, Withdrawing U.S. Soldiers from Afghanistan.

Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
See her “blatantly unconstitutional” votes at :

Carlos said...

Thanks for the info; that's her JOB, to vote for or against bills, unless she's absent. In which cae you, her employer, should turn her out.

To say, as she did on the Matthews show, that the Ryan budget provides seniors with more "options" is a LIE. And a cruel one at that.

That was my point.