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 August 1, 2011
Read this – it’s a good example of the hyperbole that is spewing forth about the debt ceiling fiasco. This is from Peter Suderman of Reason.com:
For the vigilant apocalypse watchers, Robert Greenstein, a budget analyst at the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, is warning that John Boehner’s proposed debt plan “could well produce the greatest increase in poverty and hardship produced by any law in modern U.S. history,” which he apparently believes is the terrifying likely consequence of cutting government so much that federal discretionary spending only rises from $1.034 trillion to $1.234 trillion over the next decade.
Sheesh. This guy Greenstein needs to get together with Paul Krugman, who’s smoking the same dope.
By marfdrat on April 9, 2011
A deal was reached at the eleventh hour (literally) to keep funding the government for another week, until a final vote on the 2011 budget. It’s a little ridiculous that we’re talking about finally passing the 2011 budget in April, but that’s where we are. Reading around the blogosphere, reactions are mixed as to who “won” the latest battle of the budget.
By marfdrat on January 6, 2011
Take a few minutes to listen to John Boehner’s first speech to the 112th Congress as Speaker of the House of Representatives. In tone and content, it represents a striking difference from his predecessor.
By marfdrat on September 10, 2010
P Krug is at it again – lamenting in his latest New York Times editorial how “with Republican obstruction, the best we can hope for (with the economy) is palliative (my emphasis) measures…like the infrastructure program (the $50 billion in roads leading to nowhere) introduced by Obama this weekend.”