Friday, October 4, 2013

He say's HE won't negotiate

This reminded me.

Obama was on NPR during the first day of the shutdown getting interviewed. He was talking about the debt limit, full faith and credit, yada yada yada.

(Hmmm, funny how NPR is still running since the federal money spigot was turned off. I guess they don't need the money and can run on their own. Time to cut the cord, there.)

Anyway, Barry brings up a big point. If the situation were reversed the GOP wouldn't like it is a Dem congress was doing this sort of thing to a GOP president. Then he gave examples of things he and Dems would like to do. Top of the list items. Items the GOP wouldn't like.

They could refuse to raise the debt limit unless the president signed a 'universal gun background check' bill. We, of all people, KNOW the Leftists want this. It's not news. It's to expose all firearms to the national gun registry they aren't supposed to have but probably do.

But that's not what I want to talk about.

He gave a SECOND example of pressure a Dem Congress that he'd sympathised with would want to pressure a GOP President to do.

"If you had a Republican president in here and a Democratic speaker said, "We're not going to raise the debt ceiling unless you pass background checks on guns. We're not going to pass the debt ceiling unless you raise the corporate income tax by 30 percent," you know, that Republican president would find him- or herself in a similar position. That's not how our Constitution was designed. Raising the debt ceiling is not raising the debt; it is simply saying Congress is authorizing the Treasury to pay for those things that Congress has already approved."

THIRTY?! Sheesh, you really want that? Wow. That's the bigger news. The economy is bad enough under you, but now we know you would prefer to make it MUCH worse?

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

YEah, he DOES slip up and tell the truth occasionally!