Well, the answer is simple: Boehner, and the Republicans won this debate. John Boehner came out saying that he ( and Republicans ) got 98% of what they had asked for, and he's bragging about it now. Truth is, he has a right to brag about it since Obama, Biden and the White House don't have a strong enough spine to standup to the Republicans. It's no secret that Pres. Obama has been calling for this bill to be a balanced approach, meaning along with spending cuts, there must be revenue increases ( taxes ). The bill he singed into law was anything but balanced. It has ZERO increase of revenues, and Obama gave everything ( 98% according to Boehner ) the Republicans wanted.
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Speaking of those, Pres. Obama said he would make modest adjustments for those programs. Well, if you think this deal is bad, wait until the second part of this comes along later this year. The so-called the Super Congress, which consists of six Republicans and Democrats, is supposed to report to Barack Obama the ways in which he should consider cutting spending ( and increases taxes, but that's highly unlikely ). I, David Thomson, can safely say that report going to tell Pres. Obama to consider privatizing entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.
If President Bush couldn't eliminate entitlement programs, how could we let Pres. Obama do it?
"Now listen, this isn't the greatest deal in the world, but it shows how much we've changed the terms of the debate in this town. There is nothing in this framework that violates our principles. It's all spending cuts. The White House bid to raise taxes has been shut down, and as I vowed back in May - when everyone thought I was crazy for saying it - every dollar of debt-limit increase will be matched by more than a dollar of spending cuts" That's what John Boehner had to say about this deal, and once again, he was right. They did change the tone of the debate. As a result, Obama got either a balanced plan or a long term plan, and he singed the bill into law with a smile on his face.
And what did the Democrats have to say about this deal? Harry Reid called it a, "historic accomplishment." What a joke. He should listen American people, or better yet, to the moderate Democrats. They think this debt deal is a total utter failure on their part. By the way, how is this supposed to historic accomplishment. US has raised its debt ceiling limit dozens on times. It's nothing unusual, but among all of them, this was the stupidest one.
Fun doesn't end there. David Axelrod said, "In the short term, everyone suffers politically. In the long term, I think the Republicans have done terrible damange to their brand. Because now they're thoroughly defined by their most strident voices" What a goof? This idiotic moron thinks the Democrats and Pres. Obama won, when in fact, they gave away $2.3 trillion in spending cuts and got no revenue increase. President Obama or the Democrats, or the American people for that matter, didn't win; we got STEAMROLLED. What a shame!
Shame on you Obama, this is not why we voted for you. You are incredibly weak!
I'd like to apologize, not to Obama, but for the regular, avid, readers of this blog, for taking my out my frustrations, and having to use some choice words. I usually don't do that, but I'm quite certain that I'm not alone. Share this with friends and family if you agree :-)