Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Jumping The CouchShark

Y'know, you'd think they'd get the hint already after thirty long years of playing the same annoying note on the kazoo: People don't mind paying taxes, so long as they are fair.
And yet, here's ol' Boener doubling down on the kludgy insanity:

In his remarks, the speaker expressed strong resistance to the effort by some Senate Democrats and President Obama for an alternative to enacting specific spending cuts as the price for increasing the debt limit: “triggers” that prompt automatic spending reductions and perhaps tax increases if Congress and the White House do not meet targets for lowering the deficit in coming years. That idea has emerged as providing the potential for compromise over the debt increase.

Mr. Boehner said the reductions should be “actual cuts and program reforms, not broad deficit or debt targets that punt the tough questions to the future. And with the exception of tax hikes — which will destroy jobs — everything is on the table.”

Must be a pretty tiny table if tax cuts can't even squeeze on top of everything else. I'm thinking like the hall table under the mirror where you toss your keys when the bank forecloses on you, and you move out, wife in tears, kids sobbing because they won't have a tree house in the new three-room apartment you're renting in that little complex over by the entrance to the Interstate.

You're going to raise taxes, Boener. You ought to get out front of this issue so we can have a real dialogue about the future of this great nation and how we can all pitch in and help.

All of us. Not just the bottom 95% but people like me, and you and your crony Koch brothers and all the billionaires who have butt-fucked the American people for far too long.