By marfdrat on December 6, 2013
The president said just this week that he wants to focus the remaining years of his presidency on addressing income inequality. Looks like D.C. will be a good place to start. Median family income there has exploded past the rest of the States. (via ZeroHedge). Doug Ross has an excellent suggestion: cut every non-defense discretionary agency budget by 50%. That would perhaps make a dent.
Shutdown Kabuki Theater: 90 Year-Old WW2 Vets Visiting Memorial=Not Okay; Congresspukes Attending Immigration Reform Rally on National Mall=Okay
By marfdrat on October 7, 2013
A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown.
By marfdrat on October 7, 2013
Because, priorities, and you little people must pay. They’ve brought Amber Alert back up now, but the fact that they shut it down at all is absurd. Drudge’s headline captures it quite nicely:
By marfdrat on October 6, 2013
There can be no justification for this beyond spite and vengeance. Dear Leader will get his way, or the little people will pay.
The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals. They say they’re being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because they sit on federal land.
By marfdrat on August 19, 2013
Do not panic – everything is FINE. Wile E. Obama and the ACME Economic Destruction Co. have a plan, and it’s going off without a hitch.
The Congressional Budget Office last week released updated historical budget data for the federal government, reporting a deficit of $1.087 trillion in fiscal 2012.
By marfdrat on April 1, 2013
That’s right. Wile E. Obama, President and CEO of the ACME Economic Destruction Co. and the guy who has presided over the $53,377 per household increase in the national debt, has declared April 2013 to be “National Financial Capability Month.”
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By marfdrat on March 28, 2013
It’s good to know, with funds stretched dangerously thin, that we’re addressing the important issues. I know – this one already happened, but there’s absolutely no reason to believe this kind of ridiculous BS isn’t going on right now. I’d be willing to bet some of your money on it.
By marfdrat on March 1, 2013
Wile E. Obama, CEO of the ACME Economic Destruction Co. is busy telling anyone who will listen that the budget cuts automatically enforced by sequestration will be a disaster. Cutting 2.2 percent of our enormous federal budget will precipitate disasters on many fronts, and -of course- it’s the Republican’s fault. Charles Krauthammer examines how the inside-the-beltway crowd wants the benighted masses to think about it. Thanks to increases in the payroll tax, we all get to tighten our belts this year, but the government – there’s no way it can survive these cuts.
Posted in Economics & Politics | Tagged acme economic destruction co., budget, cuts, deficit, federal spending, firemen, Government waste, meat inspectors, obama, overlap, sequester, taxes, teachers, TSA, waste, wile e obama | 1 Response
By marfdrat on February 21, 2013
And, this is news to whom? Apparently to the lapdog media, who doesn’t report on such things if they make the Dear Leader look bad. Consequently, they aren’t reporting on much of anything that’s substantive these days. And, just this week, we learn that Wile E. Obama and the ACME Economic Destruction Co. wants to spend ANOTHER $50 BILLION on stimulus projects. Sheesh.
By marfdrat on February 11, 2013
In fact, it ranks 18th on a list of issues that the Pew Research Center asked about. Say, that’s just a little above global warming, which was in last place. Seems lots of folks are concerned about the economy and our ever-burgeoning deficit (Not Obama, though, his work is “just about done“). Funny how much press the sycophant media is giving the gun issue, while the economy is “poised for growth,” according to Obama.
By marfdrat on January 9, 2013
That’s Megan McArdle’s description of the current discussion of minting a $1 trillion platinum coin to try and solve some of fiscal woes. That it’s even being discussed is an indication of how silly and protracted and contrived our legislative process has become. Those guys in Washington are really a joke – but if they don’t get something figured out, the joke’s going to be on us.
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By marfdrat on January 2, 2013
Looks like we get screwed again. The Republican “leadership” in the House of Representatives is a joke. They gave up everything, and got nothing. I read somewhere that only one VA congressman voted for it – don’t know who it is yet. Cantor voted against it. Interestingly, Paul Ryan voted FOR it.
By marfdrat on December 31, 2012
More lies from a lying liar. But then, he doesn’t even realize it anymore.
“Well, you talk about dysfunction in Washington. You signed this legislation setting up the fiscal cliff 17 months ago. How accountable are you for the fact that Washington can’t get anything done and that we are at this deadline again?”
By marfdrat on November 13, 2012
That’s the judgement of the Congressional Budget Office. I don’t think raising taxes on the “rich” (those making $250K or more) was ever about deficit reduction for Obama. It’s about getting even.
By marfdrat on October 9, 2012
Do we really need to hire hundreds of thousands more teachers to “improve” educational opportunity for our children? The evidence suggests that we don’t. Jay Greene argues that, if anything, we should be hiring fewer teachers.