This week has been a crazy mish-mash of unexpected occurrences. Extra work, surprise meetings, a pleasant event on the website, some additional weather-related work around the homestead and a couple of unexpected appointments. Nothing bad but enough interruptions to my schedule to put me off my game. Complain, moan groan. But the show must go on. So, here’s hoping I get my act together going forward.
I love Dopey Joe’s vow to veto any legislation that comes to his desk. The stupidity of that statement truly reflects the reality of his intellect and the intellect of his voters. The Democrats control the Senate. Any legislation that comes to his desk for signature has to be approved by the Senate. So, if the Republican House gets the Democrat Senate to agree on a bill, then Biden will automatically veto it? Either he’s a moron, which is true, or he believes his voters are morons, which is also true. Come to think of it, he’s remaining true to himself and his voters. Gosh, he’s a paragon of integrity. He’s the moron’s moron!
I’m very anxious to see just how far the House will go to fix the budget problems. If they were very serious, they would write a real budget bill with realistic additions and subtractions that the Democrats would hate but could live with. Then they could dig in their heels and only respond if the Senate provided a counter proposal that they in turn could respond to. In other words, restore the former procedure whereby an actual budget was legislated. And as I said they could delete most of the crap that the Democrats have filled the current budget with. And they can write in laws to prevent things like the COVID lockdowns from happening again. That would be a revelation.
Sure, during the lead up to such an event the media slimeballs would be keeping up an hourly drum beat on all the people of color and LGBTQ people who were, possibly, dying in the streets because a budget wasn’t in place. People like Mitt Romney and Mitch McConnell would be on the steps of the Senate weeping and flagellating themselves over the white guilt they felt over this outrageous cruelty to the most vulnerable among us. Think of the children!
But if McCarthy and his people could just hold together their majority, eventually Dementia Joe and Chuck Schumer would come begging with hat in hand to get the budget done. And then we could eliminate this monthly ritual of approving the non-budget that we’ve been living with since Obama and finally get some measure of fiscal responsibility happening again. One thing they should demand is that the budget of the FBI should be reduced by twenty percent and everyone working there also take a twenty percent pay reduction to begin the process of pulling their teeth. Sure, there would be an enormous noise and some of our congressmen would mysteriously die but that’s not too high a price to pay for making things better. At least not to my mind.
So, let’s just see what kind of spine Kevin McCarthy has discovered. Is it steel, lead or silly putty. Hopefully we’ll find out soon.