I'm telling you, the GOP is only concerned with destroying president Obama. They don't care about anything else. So much so that if it came down to stopping another terrorist attack on U.S. soil? The GOP will be the welcome wagon. They'll be like, "Oh gee, come on in mister terrorist... yep, g'head and blow op as much shit as you like." They'll knowingly and willingly do this, and for political expediency, they'll blame Barack Obama. They'll blame the president and somehow spin it to suggest that he knew all along what those terrorist bastards were up to. After all, Barack is Muslim, right?
What these assholes are doing right now should piss you off if you're paying attention, if you haven't already. Thank God for these freedom loving American patriots otherwise known as the GOP. Without them, where exactly would we be, right? Well, according to Bloomberg today, not raising the Debt Ceiling would have dire consequences for an already struggling economy that is in slow recovery. Now why would the GOP wanna go and do that, huh?
The U.S. government wouldn’t be able to fund about 50 percent of its obligations and would have to furlough about 800,000 federal workers if Congress fails to approve an increase in the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, a coalition of former budget officials says.
Sometime in the first half of August, no funding would be available for the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Education and Housing and Urban Development as well as unemployment insurance and Internal Revenue Service refunds, according to a report by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington.
The study by Jay Powell, a former Treasury undersecretary under President George H.W. Bush, represents a challenge to Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and other Republicans who dismiss the risks of a government default. Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said today Republicans should hold out for deep spending cuts before raising the debt ceiling.
[...] There would be just enough to cover payments for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and military personnel, assuming Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner gives those programs priority, according to the study.