Wednesday, August 3, 2011

You've Been Warned.

This was just Round One. This shit is going to keep happening over and over as long as Republicans have a majority in either house, or a large enough minority to filibuster in the Senate.

That's not me saying that. It's Mitch McConnell:

MCCONNELL: It set the template for the future. In the future, Neil, no president — in the near future, maybe in the distant future — is going to be able to get the debt ceiling increased without a re-ignition of the same discussion of how do we cut spending and get America headed in the right direction. I expect the next president, whoever that is, is going to be asking us to raise the debt ceiling again in 2013, so we’ll be doing it all over.

And when they talk about cutting, they mean, of course, cutting programs that spend money to help people, not programs that spend money on blowing shit up and killing people!
LIEBERMAN: I want to indicate today to my colleagues that Senator Coburn and I are working again on a bipartisan proposal to secure Social Security over the long term, we hope to have that done in time. To also forward to the special committee for their consideration. So, bottom line, we can’t protect these entitlements and also have the national defense we need to protect us in a dangerous world while we’re at war with Islamist extremists who attacked us on 9/11 and will be for a long time to come.

There must always be money for war. There must always be money for military buildups. Forget that the United States has the most powerful military in the history of mankind. Forget that our enemies have boxcutters and exploding underpants, we must keep funneling taxpayer money into the coffers of Blackwater, Custer Battles, Wackenhut and Halliburton until Joe Lieberman can sleep without wetting himself. And if that means grandma and grandpa don't get their medicine, well it's worth it to make little Joe feel a teensy bit less scared. 

They will never be satisfied. On the day after the debt limit deal was reached, I heard notable douchebag David Dreier (R-CA) on Morning Edition calling the deal a good first step and adding that now they needed to start working on lowering marginal tax rates. They don't stop to catch their breath. As soon as they force one concession, they immediately demand the next one. They do not stop. Ever.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman David Dreier (R-San Dimas, CA) today praised the launch of the House Republican Plan for America's Job Creators. . . . the plan would require congressional review and approval of any government regulations that have a significant impact on the economy or burden small businesses; audit existing and pending regulations to identify and address those that hinder economic growth; streamline the tax code and lower the tax rate for businesses and individuals including small business owners to no more than 25%

 The right wing will never let up until the US is a third-world country, with a very few super-rich and and the rest of us living in poverty. They're like the Terminator.

It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. 
It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear.
And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
You've been warned.