Thursday, August 5, 2010

No Matter How Cynical You Get . . . .

. . . it's almost impossible to keep up.

The Democrats are unable to pass a bill to provide health care for 911 first responders because they want to pay for it by closing a tax loophole.

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  1. I like the "ad" at the end.

    I'm glad the Dems have finally realized they need to pay for things. Now if only they'd realize this is the absolute worst time to raise taxes on anybody or anything.

    Oh, wait, they seem to think people being unemployed is politically advantageous for them. But then, they've always been a special kind of stupid.

    I'm frankly in the "re-elect nobody" camp.

  2. ChrisB

    "Deficits don't matter" has been the Republican mantra since the days of Reagan.

    I don't even know how to respond to a statement as silly "they seem to think people being unemployed is politically advantageous for them." It is conservatives like Rush Limbaugh who have been rooting for economic failure.

    BTW, nice to see you back.

  3. That's goddamn infuriating.

    ChrisB, did you notice they just passed $37 billion in war funding to fight 100 people in Afghanistan? Seems they don't mind unemployment in service to useless wars nobody understand why we're fighting but do mind it when it's being spent to help suffering 9/11 first responders.

  4. Republicans only care about deficits when they're out of power. The Dems rarely seem to care either way. Hence my "re-elect nobody" stance.

    I don't usually listen to Limbaugh, but his famous statement from ... last year? was not a wish for the economy to do badly but for Obama's policies to not get enacted or blow up in his face -- and for everyone to see that it was a good thing. This is not what he had in mind.

    @Jon: 100?

    I understand why we're there. The president says he does. Sorry you don't.

  5. On the one hand, "re-elect nobody" is a great idea. On the other hand, some of this year's challengers are so bizarre that even the lame-assed incumbents they oppose look pretty good. It's pretty bad when the only electoral choices are "lame" or "insane."