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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

If I've Told You Once I've Told You A Million Times, Don't Exaggerate

Stubborn Ignorance

Here's what the U.S. Constitution says: "All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills." How many times have we heard politicians, pundits and guardians of our news media say that President Bush cut taxes, or Obama is going to raise taxes? The fact of the matter is that presidents have no power to raise or lower taxes. They can propose tax measures or veto them but it is Congress that has the ultimate power to raise or lower taxes since they can, with a two-thirds vote, override a presidential veto. The same principle applies to spending. Presidents cannot be held responsible for budget deficits or surpluses. A president cannot spend a dime that Congress does not first appropriate. Given these plain facts, are politicians, pundits and media people — who persist in talking about a president cutting or raising taxes, or creating a budget deficit — ignorant, stupid or deceptive?
See, I've said more than once - here on this blog and in person - that people can blame Bush all they want for the shit that is happening or has happened here in the United States, but really. Think about it. What power does the president really have above being a figurehead?

"We The People" elect morons representatives to man the senate and house, and we expect that since we are the ones who elected them, they would actually do the job they promised to do. In other words, we in effect 'hired' them to do a job. But when they don't do it, the only one who gets the blame is the president.
Never mind that the house and senate both have a democrat majority. It is the republican president that has up and fucked the country.
He is to blame for causing the housing market crash, dead Iraqi children, high oil prices, sunspots, foot odor, and the squeak in the fucking garage door.

Simply put, democrats are currently in power and haven't or cannot fix all the fucked up shit they blamed on Bush and promised to rectify.
Why anyone would take any of their rhetoric seriously or even remotely consider electing more of these teflon-assed, lying bags of donkey shit to positions of power or representation come this November is just fucking beyond me.

Here is the only job I know a democrat to be qualified to do:



Mark said...

You know, the bailout plan comes from the executive branch--which can't unilaterally make such a thing happen--yet Dubya is going to be blamed no matter what happens. I've read [yahoo news] that the Bush administration is "bullying" the congress to approve the bailout.

This is 100% bullshit because the most powerful force on planet Earth is the US Congress. And they blame Bush for their idiocy. What part of "execute" have I missed?

curmudgeon said...

Simply amazing.