Jim Bunning shuts down the federal government
People all over the country are really bothered by the fact that Senator Jim Bunning shut down the federal government. I mean, people are really bothered by this:
Just a few more months of his idiotic ranting and he is finally finished!!
Jim Bunning has the intelligence of a dead gnat, and that’s being kind to the dead gnat.
But, none of these people seem to want to wonder how it is that something with the intelligence of a dead rat can run circles around Harry Reid and the other fifty-nine members of the super-majority.
Think about it. 60 vs 1, 1 wins.
What this episode is doing is hammering the final nail in the concept that we’ll have any chance at a balanced budget in our lifetime.
What happened here is the Democrats pandered to the voters by passing PAYGO. Steny Hoyer was giving speeches in DC about how important PAYGO is:
In simple terms, it’s pay-as-you-go. No program would be funded unless it was paid for. Not borrowed, but paid for. Then, Harry Reid immediately tried to just ram a bunch of unfunded bills through the Senate without debate or a roll-call vote. In that case, it only takes one person to demand a vote. Harry Reid, knowing the Republicans love nothing more than making his life a living hell, went for the only option available to allow a Republican to shut him down. Senator Bunning did just that.
No sooner than the Democrats whine and complain because Jim Bunning demanded they stick to their promise of a balanced budget, Steny Hoyer went on the offense demanding the Democrats do exactly what Jim Bunning did.
And everyone picked on Bunning.
We won’t get any kind of balanced budget in our lifetime due to that. There’s no point in it. Not one single media source gave a crap about the fact the Democrats are ignoring the very tool they passed to balance the budget.
Partisan politics is all they care about. The Democrats know they can do anything they want with media cover. The Republicans know they’ll get crucified for trying. So, who exactly is supposed to lead this effort to control spending. Obama? LOL. Yeah, right.
Come next spring I don’t want to hear one damn word from any Democrats about balancing a budget. If they were unwilling to do it when they could have, there’s no reason to expect any group without a huge majority to try and pull it off.