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The Debt Ceiling Dance: Ass Fucking Edition

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There is such a flurry of developments going on in the Debt Ceiling negotiations I’m sure most of you barely had time to even pretend to care! Well I’ll keep you up to speed…

Earlier this past week President Obama said he was looking for a “grand deal” to raise the debt ceiling and tackle our nation’s spending issues. Without it, as one high ranking source at progressive non-profit EMILY’s List told EPM “we’ll be FUCKED IN THE ASS” when the U.S. defaults on its debt. With farmer’s markets having already cornered the nations selling-apples-on-the-side-of-the-road industry, that sounds unpleasant.

Still, Republicans refused to back any deal with revenue increases (Eric Cantor, that horse faced idiot even had the balls to demand an additional tax cut) and Democrats refused to consider a deal that touched Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid. Because of this it looks like the “grand deal” that Obama wanted is probably off the table–this is likely a good thing.

Ya see, the whole situation is akin to a married couple who works for a SWAT team bickering about intractable relationship issues as a time bomb attached to a dozen orphans ticks down. Would it make a great TV show? Yes. Is it the right time to discuss trust issues? Dear Jesus no.

Therefore, making this vote more about raising the debt ceiling and less about the GOP holding our economy hostage so that they can get rid of social spending is a GOOD thing, even if we don’t really fix any of our greater deficit and spending issues.

Obama then is probably the luckiest fucking moron on the planet. He is so inept at negotiating with the newly extra-extreme House Republicans that he has dragged this entire process out to the point where a grand deal, which would have been horrible for those of us who think giving tax breaks for corporate gets while ending early education programs is a BAD idea, now looks impossible.

Hooray! We’ve kicked the can down the road!

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Written by Your Benevolent Editor

July 11, 2011 at 4:55 pm

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