Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The Republicans reject President Obama's final budget before it's even printed.

Courtesy of the LA Times:

(House and Senate Budget Committee) chairmen announced that they won't bother to hold the customary hearing on the president's annual budget proposal — a proposal that Congress has required presidents to submit since 1921 — before coming up with its own, nonbinding budget resolution for fiscal 2017. 

The message to the administration, in short: We don't want to work with you. But we're still going to cry foul if you don't work with us. 

In case it wasn't clear enough, here's what House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) said about the decision not to hold a hearing: 

"Nothing in the president's prior budgets — none of which have ever balanced — has shown that the Obama Administration has any real interest in actually solving our fiscal challenges or saving critical programs like Medicare and Social Security from insolvency. Rather than spend time on a proposal that, if anything like this Administration's previous budgets, will double down on the same failed policies that have led to the worst economic recovery in modern times, Congress should continue our work on building a budget that balances and that will foster a healthy economy." 

Short version: Obama doesn't share our priorities (no, really?), so we're not going to give the administration the chance to talk about his.

I actually have a lot I wold like to say about this, but to be honest it really just comes down to three words, "Fuck the Republicans."

They have done this same crap since the night that President Obama was inaugurated, and clearly they have no intention of stopping until he is no longer in the White House.

And not even then really, because you know this is not going to end right?

I mean do you really think they are going to be any more willing to work with Bernie Sanders the "Socialist" or Hillary Clinton who they have spent two decades vilifying?

Oh hell no.

And literally the ONLY thing that could make it worse is if we allow a Republican into the Oval Office. 

This is the world we live in now.


  1. Ever notice, over almost a decade now, there are no horrible/mean/angry close-up photos of Obama'. Whereas it's hard to see any of Trump in which he's not about to say "Fuck you," or sneering, or angry, or hard & cruel-faced. I won't bother mentioning Cruz-muzzle's psychotic puss.

    Which reminds me, at last night's New Hampshire rally, Trump repeated what a woman called out about Cruz (who is dubious about waterboarding), chastising her, but still repeating it loud and clear. "He's a pussy." Trumps threw up his hands, "That's terrible." The crowd cheered.


    1. Anonymous6:58 AM


    2. Anonymous9:24 AM

      Trump is one nasty business man and would be a horrible representative of the United States of America! And, I could care less how much money he says he has!

      Someone should take him out to the barn and beat the shit out of his fat face!

    3. Anonymous1:51 PM

      Since he first ran for President, the right wing has used the term 'No Drama Obama' as an insult.

      Of course, anyone with a brain knows he's exactly what we've needed to get this country back from the disaster created by Bush.

      Personally, I'd much prefer a President who is calm, respectful and willing to negotiate a solution to problems to one who creates a military quagmire and then puts on a codpiece and poses in front of a 'Mission Accomplished' banner!

      Obama also happens to be one of the most compassionate Presidents we've had in decades.

  2. Anonymous4:45 AM

    It's just amazing that these are adults who have so much say in all our lives. They are acting like little bratty children.

    This is also why it is so important that we all go out and vote, not only in presidential elections, but also midterms. It's time to take Congress away from these people and give it to the adults.

    1. Anonymous5:58 AM

      Very sadly, it's really not that amazing. They are just like the voters who put them into office--fearful, hate-filled, authoritarian, proudly ignorant.

      Behold the wondrous face of the new GOP.

    2. Anonymous9:15 AM

      Democrats, Independents and Bi Partisan folks - get your asses out and vote in the next cycle!

      Republicans need to be stripped of their seats all over the country - on national, state and local levels!

      It's so very important to our country. Republicans could care less about those that put them in office - they are haters, racists and obstructionists - truly evil 'supposed' Americans!

  3. Anonymous4:49 AM

    I don't know which potential POTUS, Clinton or Sanders, a republican congress will be more willing to work with. I agree that, at this point, it looks like republicans have learned to stomp their feed and dig in their heels.

    I wish there weren't so many Democrats who have lost admiration and their support for Pres Obama because he hasn't gotten enough done. It's just really unfair to expect him to steamroll a progressive or even liberal agenda through congress. That's not how it works.

    And, unless we take back the Senate and take a lot more seats in the House, we aren't going to see the best policies become realities.

    1. Anonymous6:27 AM

      A Republican Congress will not work with either of them. The GOP is the Party of NO. A bunch of two year-old tantrum-holding immature children. With way too much power.

    2. 66gardeners9:40 AM

      I agree Beaglemom.

      There is no defending what the GOP have become. If you vote republican, YOU are the problem in this country

  4. Anonymous4:55 AM

    Right wingers are just bad people. Ironically, they're un-American, dishonest, ignorant, grasping, and lack the basic integrity and work ethic we need in public office. The United States seems to suffer them for a while before the moderates stand up to them and flush them away.

  5. Anonymous4:57 AM

    I wonder when the GOP candidates will start in on the Obama 'has not presented a budget to Congress--in eight years!' lie. They truly are disgusting.

  6. Anonymous5:37 AM

    I detest the asshole Republicans in the U.S. Congress! How in the Hell do they think they'll ever be reelected when, and if, they decide to run?

    The Alaska Legislature is just as bad and many there need to be replaced as well - Republican led, of course!

    Americans, as well as though in Alaska, need to pay close attention for whom they cast their votes in upcoming elections.

    Alaska has horrid Republicans representing us in the U.S. Congress. Murkowski and Sullivan (Ohio boy!) are the worst!!!

    The Republicans have done nothing but 'obstruct' and could give a fuck less what happens to Americans!

    1. Anonymous8:51 AM

      Congressman Don Young is the worst! He has been in congress 43 FUCKING years now. Begich was declared legally dead in December 1972 and Young won the resulting special election in March 1973. In 2013 he called Latino migrant farm workers "wetbacks". Piss on the GOP!

    2. Anonymous9:09 AM

      Correction in Paragraph 3 above - "Americans, as well as THOSE in Alaska.....

  7. You think it's bad now wait till later.

  8. Anonymous6:25 AM

    This is the big problem with the GOP. Not one Republican in Congress wants to govern. They do not believe in government. All they want is the money, power, prestige and benefits of being part of Congress. Our Congressman, good old "Dr. Dan" Benishek is not running for re-election but he is a perfect example of what is wrong with the GOP in Congress. He first ran in 2010 on the GOP jobs-jobs-jobs platform and then, along with the rest of them, refused to allow any jobs bills to come to the floor of the House. He's voted against the ACA at every opportunity without ever proposing a way to give all Americans access to good health care. He ran for re-election with a stethoscope around his neck as a "caring" conservative. He cares so much about people that he has voted against veterans benefits, food stamps, and the ACA - over and over again. What is it - now 62 times? These GOP goons aren't smart enough to read a budget document or to sponsor or debate important legislation. I will be so happy, and I only hope I live long enough and that the country exists long enough, to see a large Democratic majority in both the House and the Senate.

  9. Anonymous7:15 AM

    Business as usual for the Republicans: disrespecting the office of the president. At least we are accustom to their childish ways, so the next 8 years of same disrespect will not be surprising, in fact, it probable will be worse because the president is a woman.

    If this isn't a wake up call to all Democrats to VOTE, especially in off years, I don't know what is.

    1. Anonymous8:55 AM

      HRC all the way!!

    2. Anonymous10:08 AM

      Bernie Sanders Leads Senate Democrats In Condemning Historic Mistreatment Of Obama

      Ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) led Democrats in condemning the historic mistreatment of President Obama and his budget.

      ...If George W. Bush got a budget hearing in 2004 when the Senate was under chemical attack, there is no reason outside of partisan politics for President Obama’s budget to be denied the same courtesy. Democrats are rightly outraged over the treatment of the President.

      The Senate Democratic letter was more civil that the House Democrats’ letter on the refusal of Republicans to give the President’s budget a hearing, but it was an equally devastating indictment of the ugly disrespect that Obama has had to put up with from his political critics while in office.

      In a political environment where Donald Trump proves that political civility is dead on a daily basis, the American people deserve better than the Republican Party’s constant insulting of the nation’s Commander In Chief.


  10. Anonymous7:36 AM

    vote them out!

  11. Anonymous8:06 AM

    An open letter to older women voting for Hillary, from a younger woman voting for Bernie


    1. Anonymous9:44 AM

      you made spammed this same article in multiple threads here.

  12. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Love the fact Mt. McKinley/Denali is on the face of President Obama's Budget!

    He loved being in Alaska and I can hardly wait for he and Michelle to return this summer. We'll give them a very, very warm welcome!

    And, fuck the Republicans! May the ones in Congress (and the Alaska Legislature) rot in Hell!

  13. Anonymous9:00 AM

    Hillary Clinton has my vote and I'm a senior! Bernie is a nice guy, but doesn't have the experience or connections as does Mrs. Clinton! She will do a much better job as POTUS!

    1. Anonymous2:02 PM

      At this point, Hillary has my vote as well. But, of course, I'll support whomever the Democratic Party nominates in the fall.

      I wrote a letter to the editor of our local paper today in response to some yokel who wants Michigan primary voters to ask for the Democratic ballot in March to vote against Hillary Clinton. In Michigan party registration means nothing. I wrote that I think it is unethical and immoral to mess with an election. I would never think of doing something like that in a Republican primary. First of all, I value my vote too much and I also do not think I have a right to meddle in the Republican process, no matter how insane I think it is.

  14. Anita Winecooler4:12 PM

    Today's GOP, laugh at them all you can, you're paying their salaries. Kids in daycare are smarter than all of them.


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