Ohio Diary #10: Racist, Do Nothing Ohio Congressional Lawmakers Play Key Role in Debt Talks

That was the headline in my local city newspaper.  Well, not exactly, it actually read “Ohio lawmakers play a key role in debt talks.” I thought it would be better to tell the truth about them, racist and do nothing.  And I forgot sexist, woman hating elephant dung.

My newspaper gave a brief description or synopsis of their role in the debt talks.  Like most newspapers, they didn’t let the truth get in the way of a good story.  Actually, it said nothing.  There was no real reporting.  No truth test, no questions; absolutely nothing.

So in the interest of the truth, in the interest of really exposing these three lawmakers[?], I will do it for them.

John Boehner was the first subject in the article.  The paper said:

Within the next week or so, Boehner must broker a deal with the White House that can pass the House.

Boehner is doing nothing.  He is a robot for the teapublicans.   The coward will not tell them the truth.  He simply doesn’t know how.  His theory is to keep them happy so he can remain the speaker.  If he would only speak.  On July 12, John Boehner claimed talks to raise the $14.3 trillion national debt ceiling hung on whether or not President Obama did his job.

This debt ceiling increase is his problem.

That is just what Boehner said.  Boehner’s statement is a lie.  It has no basis in fact or reality.  On that same day, Jay Powell, former U.S. Treasury undersecretary in the Bush [the father] Administration said:

In our system of government, Congress decides how much to spend and what to spend it on and orders the executive branch to do just that…The executive branch has no independent role to decide which of Congress’ laws to obey and which not.

So in fact, the President, this one, the next one, cannot raise the debt ceiling. That is exactly true, he can after default for the good of the Republic, use the Fourteenth Amendment and raise the debt ceiling, but only after default.  Congress must appropriate money that the President can then spend.   John Boehner has lost control of his party.  Boehner should come down from his cross and do what is best for America.  But he doesn’t want a deal anymore than any other Republican.

Steve Austria:  He happens to be my representative.  I say that sarcastically.  I have been on conference calls, attended constituent meetings, and if you are a Democrat, you basically are not allowed to speak.  You can’t ask questions.  You get ignored.  He like all his fellow dung carriers, wants no tax increases.  He said he was against the cap, cut and balance pledge.  Still, when the vote took place on Tuesday, he voted for it, just like the good baby elephant that he is. He has no original ideas, he has offered nothing.  You can’t say much about him, because there isn’t much to him.

Jim Jordan:  He is chairman of the Republican Study Committee, they are the group that wrote and insisted on severe cuts in all things.  His bill was the Cut, cap and balance, {HR 2506].  He, unlike many of his caucus members, does not predicts disaster  August 2 come and go without action. He predicts a glitch.  A glitch.  Then he said:

The real hurdles would come later when entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security crash.

He doesn’t want to raise taxes,.  He and his partners, will tell you tax cuts will magically grow America out of the debt crisis, create jobs and grown the economy.  He believes that more than his friends.  I want him to tell me why ten years of Bush tax rates have coincided with the miserable economy, worst since the Depression and the biggest rise in deficits in United States History?

All these years, he and the GOP have been telling us they are your only hope for a balanced budget. When Republicans in the White House 2001, they doubled the national debt, and turned Bill Clinton’s $155 billion surplus into a trillion-dollar deficit.  To hear them talk, it was the Democrats.

Republicans wast to keep Wall Street happy.  That needs no explanation.

They have supported and encouraged legislation against women’s rights, civil rights, the poor, children and the middle class. They feel that women are servants and have no place in public life.  In fact, they believe that women should have no life of their own.  Deprive them of their rights and they can do nothing without our consent.

They won’t make a deal on the debt issue, because they won’t give President Obama anything.  They won’t even talk.  Not to Obama and obviously not to each other.  If you’re not white you don’t belong in the White House.  They still insist he is an immigrant, an illegal immigrant.  Hence no immigration reform. Hence the attack on all “Muslims”, run by Rep. Peter King.

They don’t want to tell you the truth.  Maybe, they don’t know what the truth might be, or they just like being racist, sexist, lazy, do nothing rich white people’s representatives.

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