It’s almost as if Democrats weren’t in power for four years:
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday advised House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to ignore conservative members of his conference in order to hammer out a long-term spending proposal with Democrats.
The third-ranking Senate Democrat said a growing number of Tea Party-backed Republicans are putting too much pressure on the top Republican to push for deep spending cuts that cannot clear the Democratic-controlled upper chamber, increasing the likelihood of a government shutdown.
“It is becoming clear that the path to a bipartisan budget deal may not go through the Tea Party at all,” he said. “In order to avert a shutdown, Speaker Boehner should consider leaving the Tea Party behind and instead seek a consensus in the House among moderate Republicans and a group of Democrats.”
Stories like this is what make most Americans despondent over elected officials who apparently are content to sit around, bitch and do nothing about our problems.
The only reason why the Congress is even debating a continuing resolution in March of 2011 in the first place, is because when they had control of both chambers last year, Pelosi and Reid and all the rest decided to shirk their duties as elected representatives and run for political cover from a coming election and sit around not passing a budget. Kicking the can down the road, giving the next Congress the problems. Cowardly buffoons are what they are.
With benefits, they make approximately $100,000 and the average teachers’ salary is $56,000. Per capita income in Milwaukee barely breaks $20,000:
The superintendent who’s been in the school district for nearly forty years remarks at around the 1:26 mark:
“This is the worst financial condition that I’ve seen in the district…the costs are way outpacing the amount of money that we have…”
If you see nothing wrong with what’s in that video, then you’re part of the problem.
On MSNBC last night, Michael Moore, the corpulent millionaire filmmaker, speaking on behalf of “workers”, declares “war”. On what or whom, is not clear. But why does MSNBC continue to condone such violent, angry rhetoric?
The appropriate response to Mr. Moore’s asshattery is made:
You want war? Bring it, Lardbutt. You are the biggest talking, good for nothing little piece of Communist filth this country has produced in decades. You suck up to backward brutes and thugs like Castro while you castigate the American engines of the world’s economy. You trash this country and our people and belittle our values every chance you get, you cynical black hole of a human being. The worst words I can think of are too good to use to describe you. You are a buffoon, a hypocrite, and really of no use to civilization whatsoever.
[Hat Tip: Instapundit]
This little piggy is really disturbed:
And one more:
Plenty more here.
Now, I understand that “coming after” someone in the political arena could metaphorically be referring to voting them out in an election or impeachment. But how does one “come after” the Koch brothers exactly?
Judging by this person’s vile twitter stream, there’s no telling what he or she is capable of. These people are beyond bitter and angry. You can feel the hatred in their tweets even!
And one more just to drive the point home, this time from another lunatic who clearly should be under surveillance:
[Hat Tip: The Right Scoop]
Here is your new tone, America. Brought to you by the Democratic party:
As a nation, I look back in history and some of the worst governments we’ve ever had, you know one of the the first thing they did? They went after the trade unions,” he said. “Hitler didn’t want unions, Stalin didn’t want unions. Mubarak didn’t want independent unions.”
Erik Erickson provides a slap, upside the head:
Hitler dissolved the Weimar Republic’s unions and consolidated them into the German equivalent of the AFL-CIO, basing the unions on socialist equality principles. Yes, he dissolved the unions. But he only did so because they weren’t “union” enough. [...]
It might shock Sherrod Brown, who shows no signs of being familiar at all with history, that the Nazis also supported universal healthcare, expanded animal welfare laws, support of healthy, organic foods and vegetarianism, a minimum wage, progressive taxation, and tight gun control — policies Sherrod Brown supports too.
Poor ignorant Democrats.
Maybe bailing out the biggest banks wasn’t such a good idea:
The number of banks at risk of failing made up nearly 12 percent of all federally insured banks in the final three months of 2010, the highest level in 18 years.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp said Wednesday that the number of banks on its confidential “problem” list rose to 884 in the October-December quarter, up from 860 in the previous quarter. Those are banks rated by examiners as having very low capital cushions against risk.
Twenty-two banks have failed so far this year. And more banks are at risk, even as the FDIC reported the industry’s highest earnings as a group since the financial crisis hit three years ago.
Only a small fraction of the 7,657 federally insured banks — about 1.4 percent with assets of more than $10 billion — are driving the bulk of the earnings growth. They are the largest banks, including Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co.
The big banks accounted for about $20.6 billion of the industry earnings of $21.7 billion in the fourth quarter. The total earnings compared with a net loss of $1.8 billion in the same quarter of 2009. The agency said bank earnings were buoyed in the latest quarter by reduced charges for soured loans.
Most of the big banks have recovered with help from federal bailout money and record-low borrowing rates. On the other side, many smaller banks are struggling.
The Bush/Obama bailouts aren’t working out so well for the small community banks, the ones that really provide the lifeblood and working capital to small businesses. I’m shocked that politicians in Washington didn’t see that coming. Shocked, I say!
And what about that Democratic party tenet that says Democrats are always looking out for the little guy? Last I checked, the Democrats had complete control of Washington until six weeks ago.
[Hat Tip: Instapundit]