Obama Signs StopGap; McConnell Gets Kentucky Kickback

Obama Signs StopGap; McConnell Gets Kentucky Kickback

After spending the better part of the past two weeks demanding a “clean CR” be presented him, abusing our veterans, and demonizing and refusing to negotiate with the representatives elected by you and I to represent us in Congress, Barack Obama signed a stopgap bill passed by both chambers just after midnight last night, re-opening the whopping 17 percent of closed government. But, once again, Mr. Obama has proven himself a huge, flaming hypocrite. The legislation, as is typical with the statists masquerading as representatives in D.C., contains pork. The most glaring of which is a “Kentucky Kickback” to the “leader” of the so-called “compromise,” Senator Mitch McConnell, worth Billions-with-a-B. Curious, isn’t it? Oh, but wait, Mr. McConnell is up for reelection next year, with an opponent in the primary. Is this perhaps a bribe to his constituents to let him stay? Or will they see through it like the bone it is and realize it’s borrowed money on the backs of their children and grandchildren and vote him out once and for all? Last I checked, selling one’s soul for a few bucks was known as The Oldest Profession in the World.

Pork in this “clean” bill includes:

  • Up to $450 million to fund the repair of Colorado roads that were damaged by floods
  • A $3 million appropriation for a civil liberties oversight board (my personal favorite for a little comic relief hat tip NSA)
  • A one-time payment to the widow of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who died over the summer
  • AND an increase in authorization for spending on construction on the lower Ohio River in Illinois and Kentucky. The bill increases it to $2.918 billion

Surprise! Increased spending. So much for addressing D.C.’s addiction to our tax dollars. Thanks, McConnell. You’re an effective poster boy for term limits.

Further, the bill:

  • Gives the District of Columbia the right to spend all of its local funds for the rest of fiscal year 2014, making it immune from any possible shutdown later in the fiscal year
  • States no adjustment shall be made related to a cost of living adjustment for members of Congress in fiscal 2014
  • Also includes specific language that aims to pay back furloughed federal government workers as soon as is practicable

If you’re anything like me, you realize that the Republicans in Congress, receiving zilch in return, just caved to the demands of a tyrannical, narcissistic community organizer who will settle for nothing less than the full retreat of political dissent as well as the neutering of America on the World Stage. They have handed him more power, on a shiny silver platter to boot. While I hope I’m wrong, from this day forward, Mr. Obama stands emboldened to force his will on the Republicans in both houses, for they showed him just how willing they are to reject their core principles (if they even have any) when push comes to shove, piling up more debt on the backs of our children.

Next up: No, not the economy, silly—this debt ceiling increase is the sixth since Mr. Obama took office, when the debt was $10.6 trillion—but “Immigration Reform.” Or as I like to call it, Democrat Voter Recruiting. Don’t bank on the Republicans, with the exception of a small handful, to stand up for hardworking Americans, which stand poised to be crushed by the taxes, regulations, and drastic insurance premium increases as a result of DemocratCare and jobs lost by awarding lawbreakers amnesty. It’s by design, if you didn’t already know, to create a permanent welfare class who will vote Democrat in perpetuity, with most Republicans in both chambers failing to see it. We’ve already witnessed the likes of Republicans like Marco Rubio siding with out-of-the-closet Socialists on that one. In the end, after the America we love is dead and buried, we’ll have only ourselves, snuggling in the afterglow of our complacency and love of “free” crap, to blame.

As for me, I’ll be hoarding ammo and jellybeans.

By the way, after all of this Kabuki Theater, a Chinese credit agency has downgraded our credit anyway. Way to go, Fearless Leaders.

National Debt Clock, Pictured in New York City
National Debt Clock in New York

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13 Comments
  • Merle says:

    Jellybeans?
    For me it’s chocolate 🙂

    Merle

  • Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but
    after Iclicked submit my comment didn’t appear.

    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyway, just wanted to say superb blog!

    • Jodi Giddings says:

      Darn it! Technology, sometimes! Thanks for reading us! 😉

    • GWB says:

      At least they don’t have an auto-refresh turned on like HotAir does, so that in the middle of a really long, thoughtful, incisive post… *poof* it’s all gone. (That’s using IE. On my home computer, Firefox retains what’s in the comment box.) It is truly annoying, because it usually only obliterates the thoughtful posts rather than the quick snarky ones.

      • GWB says:

        That should be “incisive comment”, not “incisive post”. I don’t post there, I merely comment on the posts, and sometimes return fire on the trolls.

  • GWB says:

    A one-time payment to the widow of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who died over the summer

    Obviously, no one currently in office recalls this erstwhile Senator and a similar payment.

  • As Mark Steyn once noted: sometimes societies become too stupid to survive. The same is true of political parties.

    At least this fight over ObamaCare has separated the contenders from the pretenders. McConnell & Co. are the pretenders: they claim to be opposed to ObamaCare while doing their dirtywork behind the scenes to save it.

    • A.Men says:

      There has to be a way to finally throw the Bums out!!!!

      McConnell is the lowest scum. Kentucky throw this bum out — FINALLY.

  • Kevin says:

    “It’s by design, if you didn’t already know, to create a permanent welfare class who will vote Democrat in perpetuity, with most Republicans in both chambers failing to see it.”

    First of all, people on welfare are less likely to vote than those in higher income brackets as are people with less education.

    VOTER STATISTICS http://www.statisticbrain.com/voting-statistics/
    Less than high school graduate 50.5%
    High school graduate 64.1%
    Some college 75.3%
    Bachelor’s degree 81.2%
    Advanced degree 85.8%
    Income less than $20,000 63.7%
    $20,000 to $29,999 67.1%
    $30,000 to $39,999 71.1%
    $40,000 to $49,999 72.6%
    $50,000 to $74,999 78.2%
    $75,000 to $99,999 81.9%
    $100,000 and over 79.6%

    I’m one of the upper middle income with a masters degree and I vote Democratic as do almost all of my friends and family. None of us are on welfare.

    I think you need to look at other reasons why the Republicans do so poorly in national elections and stop blaming the “welfare class.”

  • >>>I think you need to look at other reasons why the Republicans do so poorly in national elections and stop blaming the “welfare class.”<<<

    Judging from some of the rather extraordinary results in the last Presidential election, fraud would certainly seem to have a role to play.

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