No, not O.J.....Alan.
The Catfood Commission has been a farce from the very beginning. Officially put together under a President Obama order because Congress couldn't agree on forming a Commission, the so-called Deficit Commission is jam-packed with deficit hawks and supply siders.
Alan Simpson, ex GOP senator from Wyoming, is one of the co-chairs. Simpson is old and has a big mouth......a big mouth which he loves to hear.....and he has already gone on the record comparing Social Security to millions of cow udders.......and slamming seniors for taking their SS checks and going to Denny's in their Caddy's for the 2 for 1 breakfast special.
Simpson must not have enjoyed the early response to his and his co-chair, Erskine Bowles' (who names their baby Erskine?) preliminary report from the Commission. Why do I say that?
The co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s federal deficit commission is predicting a political “bloodbath” next spring, when the new Republican-dominated Congress must make tough fiscal decisions ahead of a vote on raising the federal debt limit this spring.
A political "bloodbath" coming in the spring....says Simpson. That sounds serious. Tell us more Alan.....
“ I can’t wait for the bloodbath in April,” Simpson said, relishing the prospect of political turmoil. “When debt limit time comes, they’re going to look around and say, ‘What in the hell do we do now? We’ve got guys who will not approve the debt limit extension unless we give ‘em a piece of meat, real meat” in the form of spending cuts.
“And boy, the bloodbath will be extraordinary,” he said.
Here is a retired Republican Senator salivating over the prospect of Congressional Republicans shutting the government down in the spring. "Can't wait"....Simpson says. It'll be a "bloodbath", says Simpson with a gleam in his eye.
I've already written on the coming hostage situation over the debt ceiling. In short, Republican extremists, those members who say they were elected to cut government spending and deficits but are in favor of adding $4 trillion more to the national debt immediately through renewing debt expanding tax cuts, are planning on holding the raising of the national debt ceiling hostage to deep cuts in the social safety net.
That hostage situation is the "bloodbath" Alan Simpson can't wait to happen.
Simpson is looking oh-so-forward to a potential worldwide financial crisis catalyzed by phony fiscal-hawk Republicans who talk out of both sides of their beaks. Sounds nihilistic....but then, Republicans have been trying to actually destroy government ever since Reagan. The retired Simpson just "can't wait" for the destruction to begin in the spring.
I heard the Republican reason for all of this once again yesterday on Liar Hannity's radio show....."government is the problem, not the solution".....and if you are extreme enough to embrace that hokum....then shutting down the government in a "bloodbath" is something to celebrate.
The gleam in Simpson's "can't wait" eyes reflects his excitement over the prospect of further damaging the fragile national and international economy through the negative-ripple effect of shutting down the U.S. federal government. The reason Simpson is excited about that prospect is because he believes the phony conservative fiscal hawks, the same folks who want to guard those deficits by adding $4 trillion to the the debt in tax cuts, will be able to obtain some "real meat" from Obama and the Senate Democrats.
Let me translate that...so you can fully appreciate Simspon's excitement.
In the spring, House Republicans will refuse to raise the national debt ceiling, until Obama and the Democrats agree to slash Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid...or all three. That's the "real meat" Simpson is drooling over.
If Obama and the Democrats refuse to cave to these Republican nihilists....the nihilists, with a gleam in their eye, and with great longing of expectation, plan on shutting down the U.S. economic engine.
That's what thuggish, hostage takers do. If you don't comply with their ransom note, they hurt the hostage.....until they get their way.
Some may scoff at my suggestions here. But let me remind you that, right now, Republicans are planning on going to the mat for the top 2 percent of Americans. If the 8 million millionaires in this country of 310 million people don't see their reduced tax rates continued.....no one sees their reduced tax rates continued.
This will be the new normal for the next two years. Republican House thugs, pockets full of ransom notes, will be constantly threatening to hurt Uncle Sam if they don't get what they want.
Alan Simpson "can't wait" for the "bloodbath" to begin.
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