I warned boehner couldn't be trusted
I warned that boehner was going to cave on the budget talk and I’ve been warning daily that he and the republicans were going to stick it to us on the debt ceiling talks. Well, word is leaking out this morning that republicans have supposedly agreed to a “mini” tax hike of some kind, in exchange for 10s of billions of medicaid/medicare cuts. There’s also word of closing certain tax loopholes. First of all, these aren’t leaks, they’re trial balloons to see what the fallout will be so they know what damage control and spin is needed. Here is my bottom-line. Tens of billions are a drop in the bucket of this deficit. To put it in terms that are more easily understood – suppose you were $100K behind on your mortgage that’s growing by $1,000 daily. If you offered to give the mortgage company $10K would it make a dent in your mortgage even though that you just applied “10s of thousands of dollars?” Answer: not a chance. These people aren’t interested in cutting what’s necessary, they’re interested in keeping as much of their pet programs as possible. Boehner et al don’t give a rat’s tail about cuts as such and I call them liars to their faces when they say otherwise. If they were interested in cutting debt they wouldn’t have caved on the budget talks. And remember that after all of the hoopla and chest thumping from boehner, we found the actual “reductions” where less than $400 million. Tax increases don’t go away, they go up. If we cannot trust those we elect, then we must get rid of them. America you must wake up and take the blinders off. These legislators are not our friends. We have got to employ term limits – we set limits by replacing them every term. There is one more thing that’s not being pointed out. These are not true cuts as such. They call budget increases they ask for, but do not get, budget cuts. I call a budget cut going back to 2008 spending levels and freezing them there for 10 yrs.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here