Originally Posted by BR
One vote will destroy America's credit rating and possibly take down the world economy.
It is fun watching you carry water for a failed presidency.
You were relentless with conservatives on the board when Bush was spending money like a drunken sailor (even though you knew we objected to it), so though I prefer solutions over partisanship, I need to point out that seeing you and Tonton constantly having to defend a drone-happy, amateurish President who refuses to properly account for your nation's fiscal situation is somewhat satisfying. Sorry for the nation though.
President Oblunder put his name forward as someone who would deal with your country's problems. The U.S. Presidency is an opt-in position. Everyone knew your country was in budgetary distress, as were many parts of the world. O's lofty speeches included promises to fix broken public institutions and processes.
He hasn't even tried. He doesn't bother with minute details like budgeting. Since his (first) election he's placed blame for everything on the previous administration. The fact that four years after he was elected you can say "one vote will destroy America's credit rating and possibly take down the world economy." is a stunning admission of his complete failure.
Why, BR, does America vote on a debt ceiling measure when it is too late to do anything other than raise it?
The deck is obviously stacked in favour of those who profit from government borrowing.
Is this not the type of broken process O was elected to fix?
Can you point to any attempt by your preferred administration to deal seriously with the deficit and U.S. debt?
Was four years of no budgets, increased spending and partisan rhetoric supposed to heal the world economy? Calm investor anxiety?
You personally favour severe reductions in military spending and increases in taxes on "the wealthy" to remedy the debt situation. That's a fair choice, even if it's mathematically dubious to assume that alone could begin to solve America's fiscal woes. Has Obama ever presented the nation with a comprehensive plan that shows that this is a worthy budgetary strategy, or that four years later, the problem is getting better?
Why haven't the markets, international financial institutions and credit agencies - which employ legions of analysts to cut through political nonsense - figured out that the world's biggest economy is on the right track?
Why is America "one vote away from destroying its credit rating" four years into Hope and Change?