Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on January 1, 2013 by Allahpundit

House Speaker John A. Boehner kicked off the 112th Congress by saying Americans are ready for an adult conversation on spending and deficits.

Two years later, that broader conversation has yet to happen, either in the country or in the halls of Congress, where lawmakers were poised Monday to once again nibble at the deficit but shy away from fundamental reforms…

“Instead of having a president who runs around saying we’re going to stick it to rich people, what we really need are honest people to go around the country and say to people, ‘If you are working class or you are retired, the government is stealing from you,’” the Kentucky Republican said on the Senate floor. “Why do prices go up? Because we run a deficit up here giving you free stuff, we print up money to pay for it, and that steals value from what you have.”

***

The “fiscal cliff” is a massive failure of presidential leadership. The tedious and technical negotiations are but a subplot in a larger drama. Government can no longer fulfill all the promises it has made to various constituencies. Some promises will be reduced or disavowed. Which ones? Why? Only the president can pose these questions in a way that starts a national conversation over the choices to be made, but doing so requires the president to tell people things they don’t want to hear. That’s his job: to help Americans face unavoidable, if unpleasant, realities. Barack Obama has refused to play this role

Until Obama conspicuously and consistently acknowledges these realities in straightforward and unmistakable language — something he hasn’t done and shows no signs of doing — he cannot be said to be dealing honestly with the budget or with the American people. The main reason that we keep having these destructive and inconclusive budget confrontations is not simply that many Republicans have been intransigent on taxes. The larger cause is that Obama refuses to concede that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are driving future spending and deficits. So when Republicans make concessions on taxes (as they have), they get little in return. Naturally, this poisons the negotiating climate…

Unfortunately, much of the media have accepted the Obama narrative that it’s only Republican rigidity that frustrates negotiations and leads to deadlock. This means, of course, that there’s even less incentive for Obama and congressional Democrats to engage in genuine bargaining.

***

[W]e have crossed the Rubicon of political reality. The president holds a cheerleading session to ridicule Congress, not one plan offered makes even the smallest dent in our economic disaster, cynical political ploys by Harry Reid torpedo possible agreements — all these petty politicians fiddle while America burns. And then, we’re supposed to believe that a last-second deal responsibly solves the problem from a bunch of bickerers who had months (years, really) to tackle the issue?

Our crisis is political, not economic. Politics is ultimately a moral exercise, no matter what it deals with. Leaders are stewards of our social patrimony. What we see in Washington today is not gridlock. It is collapse. It is the final triumph of political theater over political reality, of ignorance over reasoned governing, of self-interest over principle. A $12 trillion economy and 230-plus-year history can survive a great deal of abuse and neglect. But history proves no state is immune from the self-inflicted idiocy of its leaders or people. Just how long we will survive in this state is now a proposition fully engaged. It is the great social experiment of the 21st century.

***

None of the deals proposed to save us from falling off the mythical cliff would make even a tiny dent in our on-going trillion dollar deficits, which is what this exercise was supposed to be all about. The final battle has now been postponed until February or March, when we hit the debt ceiling.

Republicans hope to get spending cuts from the president in return for agreeing to an increase in the debt ceiling, and the president plans to force Republicans to accept tax increases so that in the absence of spending cuts the ceiling will not be pierced. All of which means a continuation of the uncertainty that has become part of the new normal, which has big business sitting on its piles of cash, and small businesses wondering whether they dare take on new employees. The private sector will have to overcome substantial political headwinds to produce a meaningful growth rate in 2013.

Of course, in the end the enemy is us: We elect and reelect the vast majority of those who are presiding over this policy mess. It is as if the Jets decide to keep the current coaching staff and player roster after their woeful performance this season; as if Wizards fans find ways to express overwhelming satisfaction with the current cast of characters that represent them at the Verizon Center; as if we come to agree with many Europeans who regard Jimmy Carter as the most distinguished former president, and demand his return to political life.

***

Ultimately, we should blame the American voters. The average Medicare couple pays $109,000 into the program and gets $343,000 in benefits out, according to the Urban Institute. This is $234,000 in free money. Many voters have decided they like spending a lot on themselves and pushing costs onto their children and grandchildren. They have decided they like borrowing up to $1 trillion a year for tax credits, disability payments, defense contracts and the rest. They have found that the original Keynesian rationale for these deficits provides a perfect cover for permanent deficit-living. They have made it clear that they will destroy any politician who tries to stop them from cost-shifting in this way.

Most members of Congress are responding efficiently to the popular will. A large number of reactionary Democrats reject any measure to touch Medicare or other entitlement programs. A large number of impotent Republicans talk about reducing the debt, but are incapable of forging a deal that balances tax increases with spending cuts.

The events of the past few weeks demonstrate that these political pressures overwhelm the few realists looking for a more ambitious bargain. The country either doesn’t know or doesn’t care about the burdens we are placing on our children. No coalition of leaders has successfully confronted the voters, and made them heedful of the ruin they are bringing upon the nation.

***

You can blame the spineless politicians all you like, and I will happily blame them right along with you. But the fact is, this giant pile of irresponsible debt is what this increasingly soulless and immoral country wants. The longer we do this, the more we are wrecking our children’s futures. And tra la la, nobody seems to care. We’re going to “get the millionaires who are doing pretty well to do a little more,” to use the Huckster in Chief’s well worn phrase, and meanwhile the do-nothings who contribute zero to our society get to keep sucking on the socialist teat. And this is what we want, as a country. This is what we voted for

Our children’s futures are wasting away in front of our eyes, and nobody gives a damn, as long as we can keep injecting those sweet, sweet government benefits into our bloodstream. Just close your eyes and feel the calm wash over you, and try not to think about the small child gasping for air at your feet.

Ahhhh. Doesn’t it feel good, folks?


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God, Obama looks stupid.

Schadenfreude on January 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

angrymike on January 1, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Yo, good your back. Hey angrymike is here.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

why doesn’t Obama have a Hawaii SS#?

just sayin

Slade73 on January 1, 2013 at 10:06 PM

He does sir. Right here. Listen close, subliminal. I couldn’t find mefukauover.

arnold ziffel on January 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Go to your local zoo and throw handfuls of grapes into the Howler Monkey exhibit, same effect.

Bishop on January 1, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Like throwing marshmallows in the local alligator pit.

davidk on January 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Yup. I am one of those obama voters you are speaking of. Unfortunately we do not believe your side wants to cut the deficit. We believe you are only using the deficit to scare middle class Americans into adopting a race to the bottom America. You are scaring middle class Americans into paying for all the endless tax cuts you so love to give your “job creators”.

If you phony deficit hawks who apparently are hawks only when a democrat is president want to reduce the deficit that bad, we support you go after the rich before coming after the entitlements we’ve worked all our lives to earn.. Period. If you do not like it, move to China where their so called middle class are working for $1 a day.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM

It’s the YEAR of the PARASITE and they are getting all ready to crown their leader in DC.
Obama voters left their best parts on that filthy mattress.

RovesChins on January 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Oh,, this is gonna be good. Hal is all loaded up with talking points and no math.

wolly4321 on January 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM

On day one
In the year 2013
A page 3 bishop
Is worth it’s weigh in burlap or hemp

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Barack Obama is truly the Child Emperor – witless, self-centered, humorless and very destructive.

VorDaj on January 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM

If you phony deficit hawks who apparently are hawks only when a democrat is president want to reduce the deficit that bad, we support you go after the rich before coming after the entitlements we’ve worked all our lives to earn.. Period.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Earned? You actually used the word “earned”?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Bishop on January 1, 2013 at 10:21 PM

God, Obama looks stupid.

Schadenfreude on January 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Looks?

RovesChins on January 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Heh. I considered commenting for two seconds using that exact word. HAL has ‘earned’ very little in his lifetime. Parasite is apt.

Lanceman on January 1, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Earned? You actually used the word “earned”?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Bishop on January 1, 2013 at 10:21 PM

We’re on the same page then.

Lanceman on January 1, 2013 at 10:22 PM

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM

How about YOU move to China, HAL. And take your fellow socialists with you. You’ll find their way a lot friendlier to you and yours than we are.
This country was not built by producers, innovators and entrepreneurs simply to feed a bunch of looters and moochers like you bunch.

Now, sing Daisy, dammit!

Solaratov on January 1, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Senate passes ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

@frankthorpNBC tweeted:
frankthorpNBC
@SpeakerBoehner voted YEA on the rule for the #fiscalcliff legis, his first vote since April 27, 2012 (Speakers rarely vote)

5 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

canopfor on January 1, 2013 at 10:23 PM

we support you go after the rich before coming after the entitlements we’ve worked all our lives to earn.. Period. If you do not like it, move to China where their so called middle class are working for $1 a day.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM

God damn you Robbers. You are the bigges scum on Earth.

Schadenfreude on January 1, 2013 at 10:24 PM

biggest scum on Earth.

China is in the US. No one has to move. Enjoy it, you utter fool.

Schadenfreude on January 1, 2013 at 10:24 PM

canopfor on January 1, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Does this mean we are scrotched?

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:24 PM

$430 million for Hollywood through “special expensing rules” to encourage TV and film production in the United States. Producers can expense up to $15 million of costs for their projects.

davidk on January 1, 2013 at 9:58 PM

They actually need the write off to fund infomercials telling us that their violent movies are safe for G rated folks..

Electrongod on January 1, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Sparky
Yep I’m back, but I cant spend as much time here now, but I’ll try to help you guys rid the world of the stupid azzed ppl like hotair libtard. Im in a mood to fight, I just hope Feinstein knocks on my door……Now that would be awesome ……..

angrymike on January 1, 2013 at 10:25 PM

GOPe … Aka: The enemy within. From this point forward, it’s a matter of survival. Somewhere I heard “GOP will sooner or later betray you”. Wish’in it wasn’t so. Reality proves something else. God have mercy on the soul of the USA. May it RIP.

Whiterock on January 1, 2013 at 10:25 PM

A good part of my life I didn’t pay much attention to politics. But the last 30 years or so I have, and I gotta say, this bunch we have in DC now are the most incompetent, self centered, arrogant, feckless bunch of losers I’ve ever seen. I sure didn’t want to start the year with a feeling of hopelessness about the state of our country, but goddammit, none of these people even seem to care what the hell happens to this country. Today has proven there’s not a goddam thing we can do about it but sit and watch as they burn through our tax dollars without a care in the world and spend as if there’s no tomorrow, no reckoning. It seems there was a time where it would be unheard of and shameful not to pass a budget, now they act like they’re repulsed to even be questioned about why it hasn’t been done for four years. They’re accountable to no one and there are no consequences for their profligate spending and irresponsible actions. They’re like the gluttonous sloths sitting on a couch in a room full of garbage and garage sale items in dire need of an intervention yet no one cares or has the balls enough to intervene.

scalleywag on January 1, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Is that $1 in china a real dollar? Or a bernake dollar?

Just wondering, hal.

wolly4321 on January 1, 2013 at 10:26 PM

God, Obama looks stupid.

Schadenfreude on January 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Looks?

RovesChins on January 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Heh. I considered commenting for two seconds using that exact word. HAL has ‘earned’ very little in his lifetime. Parasite is apt.

Lanceman on January 1, 2013 at 10:21 PM

You must know his mom.

RovesChins on January 1, 2013 at 10:26 PM

SWalker on January 1, 2013 at 9:59 PM

I know what you mean but a tad bit strong eh?

Scrumpy on January 1, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Not strong enough if you ask me. The time is coming and soon will be here, when people will be screaming and angry, and they will be angry with us, screaming at us… WHY DIDN’T YOU WARN US THIS WAS COMING. Some of us will be able to respond, Damn you to hell… WE DID WARN YOU.

SWalker on January 1, 2013 at 10:27 PM

God, Obama looks stupid.

Schadenfreude on January 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

lol…that’s pretty much a constant.

Tim_CA on January 1, 2013 at 10:27 PM

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM

You “believe” incorrectly, HAL.

As for “phony deficit hawks”…

“The problem is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.

- Senator Barack Obama, 3 July 2008

Me:

“The problem is that the way Obama has done it in the last 1,437 days is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $10,628,881,485,510.23 from the first 43 presidents. No. 44 added $5,710,983,151,721.98 by his lonesome. So we now have over $16,337,860,200,635.06 of debt that we are going to have to pay back. $52,794.96 for every man, woman, and child.

If President Obama called President George W Bush irresponsible and unpatriotic for presiding over a $4,901,104,747,205.59 increase in the national debt over 8 years, then what does he think we should call him for spending $5,710,983,151,721.98 in less than 4 years?

‘Irresponsible and unpatriotic’ sound too mild in comparison; perhaps, “treasonous” might be a more apt description of Mr Obama’s spending.

- Resist We Much, 26 December 2012

Thanks for playing.

Resist We Much on January 1, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Oh thanks!! He has one black eye!! he’s a cutie :-)

(BTW, for this ol’ gals eyes, you are too ;-)

Scrumpy on January 1, 2013 at 10:17 PM

He’s a piece of work.

Get your eyes checked too.

JPeterman on January 1, 2013 at 10:27 PM

He does sir. Right here. Listen close, subliminal. I couldn’t find mefukauover.

arnold ziffel on January 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

hehe

thanks, a laugh a day keeps the Kenyan away

Slade73 on January 1, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Earned? You actually used the word “earned”?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Bishop on January 1, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Well we so called “moochers” keep winning elections so something tells me the joke might be on your side which keeps losing and caving to my side.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

PLAYED: $1 IN CUTS FOR EVERY $41 IN TAXES…
Deal Means Higher Tax on 77% of Households…
CBO: ADDS $3.9 TRILLION MORE TO DEFICIT…
HOLLYWOOD GETS BREAK…
…AFTER RECORD BOXOFFICE YEAR
NASCAR PARTY FAVORS BURIED IN BILL…
MILLIONS FOR RUM PRODUCERS…
$59 million for algae growers…
BOEHNER TO VOTE ‘YES’…
BREAKOUT: CANTOR MAKES HIS MOVE…

On Drudge. OK I’m no canopfor. LOL

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Yup!

Scrumpy on January 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Go to your local zoo and throw handfuls of grapes into the Howler Monkey exhibit, same effect.

Bishop on January 1, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Just turn on C-Span. The planet of the apes is right in front of you.

———-
I can’t wait for RWM’s reply to HAL.

Schadenfreude on January 1, 2013 at 10:29 PM

holy sh!t!

it’s HOTAIRLIB

I thought you ran home to mommy

Slade73 on January 1, 2013 at 10:29 PM

SWalker on January 1, 2013 at 10:27 PM

True enough my friend, true enough…

Scrumpy on January 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Me:

“The problem is that the way Obama has done it in the last 1,437 days is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $10,628,881,485,510.23 from the first 43 presidents. No. 44 added $5,710,983,151,721.98 by his lonesome. So we now have over $16,337,860,200,635.06 of debt that we are going to have to pay back. $52,794.96 for every man, woman, and child.

If President Obama called President George W Bush irresponsible and unpatriotic for presiding over a $4,901,104,747,205.59 increase in the national debt over 8 years, then what does he think we should call him for spending
$5,710,983,151,721.98 in less than 4 years?

‘Irresponsible and unpatriotic’ sound too mild in comparison; perhaps, “treasonous” might be a more apt description of Mr Obama’s spending.”

– Resist We Much, 26 December 2012

Just to re-post this..

Just in case some have missed it..

Electrongod on January 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Well we so called “moochers” keep winning elections…

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

You ‘win’ by promising free stuff to the low-information contingent, skippy.

You’re no better than a 6th-grader winning the election for student council by promising free ice cream he can’t afford.

MelonCollie on January 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

If you do not like it, move to China where their so called middle class are working for $1 a day.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Useless idiot.

The reason they are working for $1 a day in China is because morons fell for the same let’s trade Liberty for handouts con game from Mao by which Obama clearly has fooled you.

viking01 on January 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Swalker
Dude, I love your blog, its very insightful, I just have news or boobs on mine……

angrymike on January 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Nicely done! :-)

Scrumpy on January 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

You must know his mom.

RovesChins on January 1, 2013 at 10:26 PM

The ‘keep obama in president’ bitch? A ‘woman’ who has thought of nothing but her own immediate gratification her entire life?

Never heard of her.

Lanceman on January 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Well we so called “moochers” keep winning elections so something tells me the joke might be on your side which keeps losing and caving to my side.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

I take it you run your personal finances just like the Government you bow to..

It must be working out for you…

Electrongod on January 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

You must know his mom.

RovesChins on January 1, 2013 at 10:26 PM

The ‘keep obama in president’ b!tch? A ‘woman’ who has thought of nothing but her own immediate gratification her entire life?

Never heard of her.

Lanceman on January 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Scrumpy on January 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Well we are hosed so lets enjoy some earl grey and cucumber sammiches. I’m making Orzo pasta chicken soup. The perfect palate cleanser for the sammiches.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

God damn you Robbers. You are the bigges scum on Earth.

Schadenfreude on January 1, 2013 at 10:24 PM

You are probably one of those moochers who secretly sucks on the government’s t%&s via medicare or medicaid but is so upset to see others you deem not American sucking on it with you.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

news and boobs…

what else is there?

Slade73 on January 1, 2013 at 10:32 PM

If you phony deficit hawks who apparently are hawks only when a democrat is president want to reduce the deficit that bad, we support you go after the rich before coming after the entitlements we’ve worked all our lives to earn.. Period. If you do not like it, move to China where their so called middle class are working for $1 a day.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Even if we tax “the rich” at 100%, we’re still not going to come anywhere close to closing the deficit. nearly 100% of the revenue we get in covers social security, medicaid / medicare, and interest on the debt. Everything beyond that is borrowed / printed. And as baby boomers retire, that number will just grow.

Timin203 on January 1, 2013 at 10:32 PM

I just have news or boobs on mine……

angrymike on January 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Well I just added to your hit count (lol).

Tim_CA on January 1, 2013 at 10:33 PM

You are probably one of those moochers who secretly sucks on the government’s t%&s via medicare or medicaid but is so upset to see others you deem not American sucking on it with you.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

LOL….

Go get him HAL…

Ohhhhh…

Electrongod on January 1, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Swalker
Dude, I love your blog, its very insightful, I just have news or boobs on mine……

angrymike on January 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Man cannot live on insight alone, boobies are a contribution to humanity in the right direction… ;)

SWalker on January 1, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Well we so called “moochers” keep winning elections so something tells me the joke might be on your side which keeps losing and caving to my side.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Well, when my side keeps caving to your side, but things aren’t getting better, and the deficit continues to grow, and we aren’t moving towards fiscal solvency, and unemployment isn’t abating, and businesses continue to do poorly, will you eventually consider that maybe, just maybe, your side’s ideas are wrong, and your policies aren’t the right solution for this country?

Good Solid B-Plus on January 1, 2013 at 10:34 PM

@markknoller tweeted:
markknoller
Minority Whip Hoyer, D-MD: “I severely regret that this is not a big bold and balanced plan.” “But tonight we take a positive step.”

3 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

@markknoller tweeted:
markknoller
Moran D-VA: “We’re gonna look back on this night and regret it.” Bill creates 3 more fiscal cliffs: Debt Limit, Continuing Res., sequester.

13 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

canopfor on January 1, 2013 at 10:34 PM

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Sounds delicious!!

Scrumpy on January 1, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Hot air libtard
yes your winning now, but when those EBT cards have no money on the first of the month, we will treat you ppl like zombie’s, no it’s and’s or butt’s………..

angrymike on January 1, 2013 at 10:35 PM

davidk on January 1, 2013 at 10:26 PM

While the Secret Service will be able to protect the President in the White House, he will not dare leave his gilded cage except in carefully controlled circumstances. Even then he will be forced to move like a criminal. He will never be seen outdoors in public again. Not in this country.

The 535 members of the House and Senate in both parties that allowed such a law to pass would largely be on their own; the Secret Service is too small to protect all of them and their families, the Capitol Police too unskilled, and competent private security not particularly interested in working against their own best interests at any price. The elites will be steadily whittled down, and if they can not be reached directly, the targets will become their staffers, spouses, children, and grandchildren. Grandstanding media figures loyal to the regime would die in droves, executed as enemies of the Republic.

You can expect congressional staffs to disintegrate with just a few shootings, and expect elected officials themselves to resign well before a quarter of their number are eliminated, leaving us with a boxed-in executive, his cabinet loyalists trapped in the same win, die, or flee the country circumstance, military regime loyalists, and whatever State Governors who desire to risk their necks as well.

Heh.Heh.Heh.

Solaratov on January 1, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Dude, I love your blog, its very insightful, I just have news or boobs on mine……

angrymike on January 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Well I like it Mike. Stop by there every day!

KCB on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Anyone been over to Drudge lately? It’ll make you sick.

Mirimichi on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

You say you want a rev a lution un un, we’ll ya know….

If you go carrying pictures of chairman mao…

You might end up meeting someone like me.

wolly4321 on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Well we so called “moochers” keep winning elections so something tells me the joke might be on your side which keeps losing and caving to my side.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Yep, your promised land is coming because your reps in D.C. have managed to figure out how to create a working system where so many others through history failed. Ignore that $20 trillion national debt speeding your way, nothing a few tax hikes on the “rich” won’t cure.

Bishop on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

angrymike on January 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Well I just added to your hit count (lol).

Tim_CA on January 1, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Yep. Me too. Nice Eye candy.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Listening to these Democrat Loons on the Floor,
I am now convinced that they are trying to,

DESTROY THE GOP PARTY!!

Yes,I know,its a Shocking Revelation!!

canopfor on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

The reason they are working for $1 a day in China is because morons fell for the same let’s trade Liberty for handouts con game from Mao by which Obama clearly has fooled you.

viking01 on January 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Liar!!!

The reason why they are making $1 a day is because they allowed their so called job creators to persuade them into accepting $1 a day. Little money is better than no money right? That is what your side believes isn’t? Main reason why you are against every union that fights for the working American.

Ironic thing is you all are hypocrites. Most of you are secret union members who are only pissed off at your union bosses for supporting that party that likes immigrants.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

entitlements we’ve worked all our lives to earn.

This country doesn’t owe you liberals a damned thing. If you want to mooch, do it off your children. Or is it that you don’t ‘feel right’ doing that, but to keep a clear conscience you’re fine taking the money forced from strangers who have their own concerns like home, family, and maybe a business they work hard at. No one told you to retire, after all.

Liberals hate corporate welfare,they say. But they’re fine with all the excise tax from rum distillers be refunded. NASCAR gets tax credits and so does Hollywood. Hollywood gets a $15 million credit for every production. For TV shows, that $15 million credit is per episode, not per year for the series.

I guess we must owe Hollywood, too.

Liam on January 1, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Well we so called “moochers” keep winning being bought for elections…

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

You make harlots indignant. They earn a living. You’re just harlots on the dole, plundering from those who produce.

Schadenfreude on January 1, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Looks like we are stuck between a clot and a hard place.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:37 PM

angrymike on January 1, 2013 at 10:35 PM

They will get what is coming to them for sure….

Scrumpy on January 1, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Anyone been over to Drudge lately? It’ll make you sick.

Mirimichi on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

You got that right. Vomitorium central.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Yep, your promised land is coming because your reps in D.C. have managed to figure out how to create a working system where so many others through history failed. Ignore that $20 trillion national debt speeding your way, nothing a few tax hikes on the “rich” won’t cure.

Bishop on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

HAL…
How much debt have you accrued?
I am sure it isn’t anything like the national debt..

God Thank us…..

But do you have a long term plan?

Electrongod on January 1, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Storage Wars New York – not feeling it

gophergirl on January 1, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Well we so called “moochers” keep winning elections so something tells me the joke might be on your side which keeps losing and caving to my side.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Communist parasite scum Hotairlib… Yeah you win elections by having the parasites like you come in droves to vote for more free money supplied by the producers… In fact if not for the parasites your party would never win a national election…

mnjg on January 1, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Vomitorium central.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Careful.

MSNBC has that trademarked.

Tim_CA on January 1, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Hot air libtard
yes your winning now, but when those EBT cards have no money on the first of the month, we will treat you ppl like zombie’s, no it’s and’s or butt’s………..

angrymike on January 1, 2013 at 10:35 PM

angrymike:Happy New Year A/Mike:)

canopfor on January 1, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Liar!!!

The reason why they are making $1 a day is because they allowed their so called job creators to persuade them into accepting $1 a day.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Then move to China…

Protest..

Then become a God..

Electrongod on January 1, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Liar!!!

The reason why they are making $1 a day is because they allowed their so called job creators to persuade them into accepting $1 a day. Little money is better than no money right? That is what your side believes isn’t? Main reason why you are against every union that fights for the working American.

Ironic thing is you all are hypocrites. Most of you are secret union members who are only pissed off at your union bosses for supporting that party that likes immigrants.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Thank you – I needed a good belly laugh after today.

gophergirl on January 1, 2013 at 10:40 PM

we support you go after the rich before coming after the entitlements we’ve worked all our lives to earn.. Period. If you do not like it, move to China where their so called middle class are working for $1 a day.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM

By the way, Pumpkin, go read Flemming v Nestor and Heckler v Ringer. You have no right to those “entitlements” even if you pay into the programmes “all your working life.”

Also, you might wish to phone a friend in one of the PIIGS to see what happens to “unsustainable” entitlement programmes.

Resist We Much on January 1, 2013 at 10:40 PM

holy sh!t!

it’s HOTAIRLIB

I thought you ran home to mommy

Slade73 on January 1, 2013 at 10:29 PM

He did.

She told him to get the hell out of her basement and find a job.

Or somebody else to mooch off of.

Solaratov on January 1, 2013 at 10:41 PM

So canopfor, he is saying that O doesn’t want to reduce corporate rates but would rather horsetrade with individual corporations?

Crony capitalism!

PattyJ on January 1, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Liar!!!

The reason why they are making $1 a day is because they allowed their so called job creators to persuade them into accepting $1 a day. Little money is better than no money right? That is what your side believes isn’t? Main reason why you are against every union that fights for the working American.

Ironic thing is you all are hypocrites. Most of you are secret union members who are only pissed off at your union bosses for supporting that party that likes immigrants.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Talk about insane idiocy… China is ruled by communists like you and in a communist country the people are only slaves and work as slave labor… It is your party and your President who keep telling us how we need to be more like China you f***ing fool…

mnjg on January 1, 2013 at 10:41 PM

“This is too important for Washington – ” to screw up“”

From the purple lips of President Cliche.

And from the smartest Pres Evah. /

FlaMurph on January 1, 2013 at 10:42 PM

F’n Terrific,Early Warning Political Radar on a GOP Civil War….

Kevin Eder ‏@keder

No joke: I just got called a RINO because I stated the obvious truth that no action on the fiscal cliff means higher taxes for everyone.

https://twitter.com/search?q=fiscalcliff

canopfor on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

You are probably one of those moochers who secretly sucks on the government’s t%&s via medicare or medicaid but is so upset to see others you deem not American sucking on it with you.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Swine, I have more pride than that. I never lived off of anyone, fool. I produced and enabled others to benefit and have jobs. Now I live off of my earnings/my own production and creativity and watch you all go to Hell, where you fully belong. Like RWM, fund your Utopia without me, ignorant plankton, eaten by sharks. If your idiocy would hurt you’d yell non-stop.

You can take your entire gov’t and shove it. I knew always never to depend on it. When you’ll need it it will be entirely bankrupt. YOU never have to worry about me. I will never ever starve, never.

Schadenfreude on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Anyone been over to Drudge lately? It’ll make you sick.

Mirimichi on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

OMG!

JPeterman on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Thank you – I needed a good belly laugh after today.

gophergirl on January 1, 2013 at 10:40 PM

No Shiite!

What a lame ass..

Electrongod on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Scrumpy
I agree, and really cant wait to start. All I can get at Gander is varmint bullets, you think their trying to tell us something?

Thanks for stopping by my blog guys, I try to keep everyone informed and make ppl smile….
Slade kinda inspired me……..;)

angrymike on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

As an observer of politics. As someone who watches and analyzes. I’m still amazed at some in this thread telling those with principles to follow the GOP leaderships path to destruction.

That it’s the art of compromise.

That it’s the best they can do.

For years they’ve said the same thing, and here we are. Why do they say it, and why do so many listen? Despite the empirical data that shows we are headed towards disaster because of this “art of compromies.”

The same people on this thread that were telling us to accept the original fiscal cliff “deal” are telling us the same thing now. Why?

At what point do they actually look at what’s going on and say enough?

Since 2006 since I’ve been telling you they would betray you, as they always have. Imagine if the GOP had started following principles back then? Where would we be? In a better place than we are now. And what are Terrye, Allahpundit, and the other “pragmatics” doing now? Telling you to continue to do the very things that have destroyed your party, while cursing out the people that were sent to try and save the nation.

And they claim their intent is to save the country. How? By doing the same things that got us here. Yes…really.

It’s an amazing spectacle.

I wonder if Boehner and the GOP will once again sacrifice conservatives, and move left to get the support of the socialists. What do you think? Ha ha

The GOP will betray you

True_King on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Tim_CA on January 1, 2013 at 10:39 PM

hehe.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

HAL is funny.

22044 on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

viking01 on January 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Liar!!!

The reason why they are making $1 a day is because they allowed their so called job creators to persuade them into accepting $1 a day.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Allowed? Mao Tsu Dung murdered 70,000,000 Chinese who didn’t do things his way fast enough. To call you an imbecile genuinely would be an insult to the intelligences of imbeciles every where. There are NO job creators in China you phucktard, their are only Chinese Communist Party Members tasked with getting things done.

SWalker on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

The reason why they are making $1 a day is because they allowed their so called job creators to persuade them into accepting $1 a day. Little money is better than no money right? That is what your side believes isn’t? Main reason why you are against every union that fights for the working American.

Ironic thing is you all are hypocrites. Most of you are secret union members who are only pissed off at your union bosses for supporting that party that likes immigrants.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

The reason people make two dollars a day is twofold: the communism government artificially keeps their currency weak against the dollar, which keeps the people poor but the government rich (well, “rich” in USD’s, which probably wont be too valuable for too much longer), and also, the supply and demand for labor is artificially manipulated by the government to keep as close to full employment as possible on the books.

In a free market society, we’d see Chinese citizens making parity wages with us within a generation or two at most.

Timin203 on January 1, 2013 at 10:44 PM

They started the vote…

… Enjoy!

Seven Percent Solution on January 1, 2013 at 10:44 PM

You are probably one of those moochers who secretly sucks on the government’s t%&s via medicare or medicaid but is so upset to see others you deem not American sucking on it with you.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Projection, HAL?

Just shut up and sing, b!tch.

Solaratov on January 1, 2013 at 10:44 PM

F’n Terrific,Early Warning Political Radar on a GOP Civil War….

Kevin Eder ‏@keder

No joke: I just got called a RINO because I stated the obvious truth that no action on the fiscal cliff means higher taxes for everyone.

https://twitter.com/search?q=fiscalcliff

canopfor on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Yep this is what Obama wants – us fighting with each other and fractured.

It’s been happening on here and it’s happening within the caucus in DC

gophergirl on January 1, 2013 at 10:44 PM

B9 we still have each other. Our chillins will have to wear burlap or hemp and we will have to eat macaroni and cheese every night but we still have each other; for better or worse but mostly worse.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Well, when my side keeps caving to your side, but things aren’t getting better, and the deficit continues to grow, and we aren’t moving towards fiscal solvency, and unemployment isn’t abating, and businesses continue to do poorly, will you eventually consider that maybe, just maybe, your side’s ideas are wrong, and your policies aren’t the right solution for this country?

Good Solid B-Plus on January 1, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Totally disagree.

The reason why businesses aren’t doing too well and why we have high unemployment is because your side believes starving the middle class is the best way to create jobs. You believe giving the so called job creators all the tax cuts they want while constantly robbing the working American is the way to go.

You have allowed your so called job creators who do not give a sh%t about you to con you into thinking endless tax cuts for them will translate into job security for you.

You believe business owners start businesses to create jobs and not to make profits for themselves.

We progressives believe that businesses only create jobs when there is demand for their products. There can only be demand if the middle class has disposable income to spend on those services being offered by these businesses.

HotAirLib on January 1, 2013 at 10:45 PM

HAL is funny.

22044 on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Freaking hilarious.

I spit out my Diet Pepsi reading it’s quotes.

gophergirl on January 1, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Anyone been over to Drudge lately? It’ll make you sick.

Mirimichi on January 1, 2013 at 10:36 PM

OMG!

JPeterman on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

JPeterman:

Not surprised!:)

canopfor on January 1, 2013 at 10:45 PM

The GOP will betray you

True_King on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

DUDE. YOU WERE SO RIGHT. (:

SparkPlug on January 1, 2013 at 10:46 PM

OMG!

JPeterman on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

God damn them all into hell on Earth, along with theirs. This fool deserves to laugh at them.

If Pelosi doesn’t end up in a creche, she might take the hammer from Boehner on the 3rd, or so she acts. He deserves to be thrown out in 2 days.

The land deserves near total demise.

There are NO real men in DC, only charlatanic harlots and thugs, from the left to the right.

Schadenfreude on January 1, 2013 at 10:46 PM

HotAirLib

……………..DumbAssLib
………………polesucker!

KOOLAID2 on January 1, 2013 at 10:47 PM

HAL is funny.

22044 on January 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Is so stupid that one can only laugh at.

Schadenfreude on January 1, 2013 at 10:47 PM

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