Tag Archive for Debt Ceiling

Political Terrorism from Alledged Fiscal Conservatives

pile of money

The Republicans in Congress have succeeded in shutting down the Federal Government, having learned nothing from the shutdown of the Federal Government under Bill Clinton or the jitters of Wall Street from the summer of 2011. The shutdown is not about Obamacare so much as it is about the debt ceiling; the ability of our government…

Pending Government Shutdown will be Blamed on Republicans

Jose Solorio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz

For the Republican Party in Orange County, California and nationally, “compromise” is still a dirty word.  In the view of our friends on the right, “compromise” increasingly means “do things our way.”  No give and take, just take. As Congress debates the debt ceiling and the defunding of Obamacare, a new poll suggests that 4…

A Debt Ceiling Vote Paid for on a Backs of Working Families

I’m not happy with the compromise struck between the President, the Senate and the House on the drastic spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.  Make no mistake, the spending cuts will hurt the poorest and middle class the most, leaving tax loopholes alone for those most able to afford losing them.  It’s 1937…

Debt Ceiling Debate: The Blame Game

duke it out

Here we are again. Listening to the parties whine and point fingers. John Boehner blames the president for not “acting like a strong leader.” Honestly, it is my perception that he, as a leader, is trying to do something we don’t often see in politics, compromise.