Tea Party Weidlin’ its Pimp Hand; who’s the bitch?
Nancey Pelowsi- “This is about money; this is not about what happens in the future, this about not wanting to pay their [Bush Administration’s] debts.”
JAY CARNEY- WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY
“…end this unnecessary _______ and find a resolution that can allow us to get back to the important business of helping grow the economy and create jobs and TAKING ACTION TO HELP improve the lives of the middle class that REPRESENTATIVES WERE SENT HERE TO DO.”
Q: [what is there in the bill that ensures we wont go down this same trajectory]
“I think that every participant in this exercise would hopefully understand that it should not be repeated, not in a few weeks, not in a few months, and when it comes to the FUNDAMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CONGRESS TO ENSURE THAT the US does not default, not ever.
Thats the presidents deal; that is why he has been so insistent that we cannot engage in a process here that then becomes normalized where a minority in congress, a faction of one party of one house can threaten the full faith and credit of the United States if it does not get what it could not get through the normal legislative process or through elections. So, THOSE ARE THE STAKES when it comes to the essential responsibility of congress to ensure that the Department of Treasury can pay our bills.”
Q: “when is it too late?”
A: “I dont know what that means- it ALREADY is [?!]; everyday is devastating to the American people and economy..”
Q: “This idea of suspending the Medical Device Tax, i believe its been referred to as a ransom payment in regards to this deal, the speaker’s office is saying that this idea was actually proposed by White House Staff in negotiations last week; is this true or is it not?”
A: “That is not true. What we have always said is that discussions of the Medical Device Tax or other elements of the Affordable Care Act that lawmakers want to talk about, in an effort to improve the Affordable Care Act, we are willing to have BUT NOT AS OR IN THE CONEXT OF A RANSOM FOR OPENING THE GOVERNMENT! That is why a provision like that appears in the latest provision- that seems to be going nowhere- from House Republicans, because it’s an effort to try TO BUY VOTES FROM TEA PARTY REPUBLICANS WHO SHUT THIS GOVERNMENT DOWN IN THE FIRST PLACE.”
Reporter: “They’re not telling the truth about that?”
“Again, the conversations that have been had here and on capital hill about the Medical Device Tax, as far as we’re concerned, have been about our willingness -as the president has said and others- in a broader context- to
AS RANSOM FOR OPENING THE GOVERNMENT, NOT as RANSOM FOR CONGRESS DOING ITS JOB TO PAY OUR BILLS
but within the context of the president’s WILLINGNESS TO HEAR IDEAS ABOUT WAYS TO IMPROVE RATHER THAN UNDERMINE OR DISMANTLE OR DEFUND Obamacare- WE”RE NOT GOING TO PAY RANSOM- FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO THE TEA PARTY IN ORDER TO OPEN THE GOVERNMENT.”
We hope the bi-partisan spirits being seen in the Senate continue to bear fruit and in the end lead to the opening of the government and granting the authority to the treasury to pay our bills, so that we can then focus on facing some of the important issues we face as a country INSTEAD OF GETTING DISTRACTED BY THESE MANUFACTURED CRISES that only do HARM TO THE ECONOMY, only do HARM to the American People, and apparently, according to many Republican commentators, a lot of harm to the Republican party. WE NEED TO GET BEYOND THIS FOR THE SAKE OF THE COUNTRY.