Hearing Barack Obama say, “We can’t have a my way or the highway approach to this problem,” is really pretty funny.
Last year, Obama not only did it his way, he also sideswiped everyone in his path enroute to passing his Affordable blah blah blah Act, which everyone knows simply as ObamaCare.
Then came the mid-term elections and not a moment too soon. It really hit home yesterday just how significant those elections were.
The adults, who understand that money does not grow on green trees, are back in charge.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, unveiled his budget plan, which he says cuts spending over 10 years by $6.2 trillion and reduces the nation’s deficit by $4.4 trillion.
Compare that with our spendthrift president, who continues to spend and spend and spend despite a $14.2-trillion deficit.
Former – thank God - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the Republicans’ plan will starve seniors and hurt children. She’s certainly doing her little part to sound the “extreme” bell.
In a conference call for bloggers Tuesday hosted by “Americans for Prosperity,” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, said simply, “They did it.” He said there is “no better gift to the next generation than a healthy economy and no debt,” and called Ryan’s plan “a vision for the future of the United States.”
Another speaker, Phil Kerpen, vice-president of policy for Americans for Prosperity, warned that we’ll be hearing that Ryan’s plan is a “gratuitous attack on the aged and the poor.” And right on cue, out pops Pelosi scaring seniors that they’d better stock up on non-perishables because they’re about to starve.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid provided more comic relief when he said problems don’t get solved “when you have one party that can’t be fair and reasonable.”
Reid couldn’t possibly have been talking about last year’s unfair and unreasonable ram through of ObamaCare. That would be hypocritical, kind of like when Obama said we can’t let politics and ideology get in the way of a government shutdown.
Of course, that’s okay if it’s health care reform that’s on the table. Then, it’s anything goes with ideology and politics, even if most of the American people are not onboard. Then my way or the highway works just fine.
Now, with a government shutdown possibly on the horizon, what does Obama do? He boards Air Force One for Wednesday night’s 20th anniversary of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York City, reported the Washington Post.
So the government may shut down. What, me worry? The campaign’s on, baby.
- Betty Roccograndi