After hearing about President Obama’s documentary love letter to himself, which I couldn’t bring myself to watch all the way through, I’m bringing you another video that explains where we’ve really been.
Posted on January 18, 2012 at 9:17pm by Tiffany Gabbay
WASHINGTON (The Blaze/AP) — The GOP-controlled House on Wednesday kicked off another session with a protest vote against raising the government’s borrowing cap by $1.2 trillion, but the maneuver amounted to political theater under a process stacked on purpose in President Barack Obama’s favor.
The nearly party-line 239-176 vote puts the House on record against Obama’s use of unprecedented authority – awarded to him through a mechanism devised by the Senate’s top Republican – to unilaterally raise the so-called debt limit unless Congress can muster the votes to block him.
The Senate is sure to kill the measure next week, and Obama‘s veto power serves as a final guarantee that the increase will go through as intended and that the nation won’t face another debt crisis like last summer.
The political dance choreographed under last summer’s Budget Control Act was designed to permit lawmakers, mostly Republicans, to vote against debt increases but not actually block them – and provoke a first-ever, market-rattling default on U.S. government obligations.
The debate offered tea party-backed GOP freshmen an almost three-hour opportunity before C-Span cameras to cast blame on the White House and Democratically controlled Senate for the nation’s fiscal ills. The national debt has skyrocketed during Obama’s first term – from $10.6 trillion on Inauguration Day to $15.2 trillion today.
What if each household handled their debt the way the government handles theirs?
I’m guessing this video was made around the time of the “Great Debt Ceiling Debate”, but I think it still applies now. The government is still doing this type of thing with our money. How long are we going to take this? How long are we going to let the Republicans play their games and give in. It’s time to vote out anyone who has chosen to still play this game with our money.
Here’s a video that shows how this would look if it was you or me handling our money this way. It’s definitely worth watching.
Uploaded by debtlimitusa on Nov 4, 2011
A satirical short film taking a look at the national debt and how it applies to just one family. Starring Brian Stepanek & Eddie Jemison, Produced by Seth William Meier, DP/Edited by Craig Evans, 1st AC Brian Andrews, Sound Mixer Gus Salazar, Written and Directed by Brian Stepanek.
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She is such a freak and a liar! Most of the things she says are just straight up lies. Even the sight of her sickens me.
I hope Boehner sticks to his guns. The Dems haven’t put forth a budget or any plan except to raise taxes and raise the debt ceiling. I guess the Dems don’t realize, even the rich only have so much money. And if they give more, they have nothing to expand and create jobs. Why can’t Washington realize this. I care where my money goes.