Calling Obama’s bluff:
Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened Aug. 2 government default.
The 234-190 vote marked the power of deeply conservative first-term Republicans, and it stood in contrast to rising support at the White House and in the Senate for a late stab at bipartisanship to solve the nation’s looming debt crisis…
A better description of that would be “The 234-190 vote shows that there are 234 common-sense votes in the House, and it stood in contrast to the desperate efforts of the Ruling Class to scam the American people out of another $2 trillion”.
This bill will now die in the Senate – or, if by some miracle it gets through there, will be veto’d by Obama. I would have preferred a slightly different bill – you know, with my “trap the liberals” wealth tax in order to entirely get over on them about “taxing the rich” – but this is what needs to be done. We have a plan, here it is – now, what is your alternative? Tell us and, more importantly, tell the American people. Obama and his Democrats and the rest of the Ruling Class will just have to come up with something – and it will either be acceptable to the 234 common-sense votes in the House, or will be a political albatross ’round Obama’s neck in 2012. Either way, America comes out ahead.