Debt Ceiling: High Ground Is A B**ch
July 30, 2011 4 Comments
For the last couple weeks, I have been hearing:
- the debt ceiling needs to be raised, or the U.S. will ‘default’
- if it’s not raised, we risk plunging ‘back’ into ‘another’ recession (because of course the economy’s just fine right now)
- only stupid people would oppose raising it
- only crazy Tea Partiers would oppose raising it
- people not for raising the debt ceiling are putting politics over what’s for the good of the country
Thankfully, on Friday, the House of Representatives passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling. Crisis averted!
Oh. Wait. The Senate, led by Democrats, rejected it, voting it down two hours later.
Surely all the above complaints I have been hearing above will now be directed exclusively towards Harry Reid and the Democratic Senate? For putting politics above what’s good for the country? For threatening to bring on ‘another’ recession? For edging us closer to the brink of economic crisis? For being stupid?
The beauty of this observation is that I have the high ground. Last week, I criticized those conservatives who were against raising the debt ceiling and advocated passage.
What about all you lefties who criticized Republicans for the same thing, but are silent and nonplussed as the Senate mindlessly – with no debate – votes down a measure that (supposedly) is necessary to save the country if not the entire world economic system? Where’s your fucking high ground now, bitches?
I grow impatient playing these games and pretending all these ‘political arguments’ are serious and sincere. All you fucking lefties fucking care about is (D)s being after the name of your politicians (since that’s ‘your team’), and the only (non-sex-related) policy you care about is other peoples’ taxes being raised, all the fucking time. At least if you’d just fucking admit it I could respect you for honesty, an option unavailable to me at this time.