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 11, 2013
No wonder it’s being mocked by Republicans -and criticized by Democrats. It’s a complete joke, including cutting defense spending from 9% of GDP to 2.3%, which ain’t gonna happen.
Republicans have mocked the Obama White House for talking about a “balanced approach” to debt reduction that doesn’t actually ever balance the budget. But in its 2014 budget report, Team Obama tries to create the impression that its plan does balance the budget … in the year 2055!
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.
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By marfdrat on February 27, 2013
UPDATED: See the pic at the end for a different presentation of what sequester cuts will mean to federal spending. Hint: not much.
Barack Obama himself said we can’t go from “one manufactured crisis to another.” Dewey from Detroit has a little story to explain what’s going on:
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 February 11, 2013
This would be laughable if it weren’t so sad. I would think, just maybe, that our $16.5 TRILLION debt would keep a rational man from making a statement like that, but then there isn’t much rational about Wile E. Obama and the ACME Economic Destruction Co.’s economic agenda. Bring on the job-crushing environmental mandates! Increase those corporate taxes! Hire more IRS agents to make sure Obamacare penalties get collected! We’re “Poised for Growth!”
By marfdrat on January 15, 2013
Guns and gun control rank a distant and nearly-insignificant 7th in a recent Gallup poll of issues Americans think are important right now. Many more think the economy and budget deficit are much more important, but the gun issue is sucking all the air out of the room right now. Click the chart to see the relative rankings of the issues.
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 4, 2013
Whose job, exactly, does it save? The guy at the unemployment office?
I keep thinking that sooner or later the masses of Americans are going to wake up to the bullshit that the Obama administration is shoveling, but since they’re getting checks, I guess they don’t need to.
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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
I don’t really think people making $400,000 per year are “wealthy.” It’s all symbolic, and it doesn’t do shit to reduce the deficit. Theater. Spending cuts? Where are they? It’s all BS.
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?”