Obviously not, as this retarded piece of ignorant hackery proves.
The breathless headline is:
Speaker Boehner: Failing To Raise Debt Ceiling Is Not Even A Question On The Table
Which, obviously, is enough to get anybody with an ounce of fiscal responsibility in their body all riled up, particularly those who might have thought that the ass-kicking of November ’10 was a promise of a return to sanity.
But then we get to read what Boehner actually said. Allowing, of course, for the fact that he might have said something else as well that fell victim to the merciless cutting room floor, but we only have the “article” to go by:
Speaker of the House John Boehner appeared on Fox News Sunday and Chris Wallace grilled him on the seriousness of threats to shut down the government or to not raise the debt ceiling. Perhaps scared of “playing with fire,” Boehner agreed defaulting on the country’s debt would mean a financial disaster and claimed “I don’t think it’s a question that’s even on the table.”
So what he actually did say was that “defaulting on the country’s debt would mean a financial disaster.”
Now somebody explain to us, kindly, how “failing to raise the debt ceiling” is, in every way, the same as “defaulting on the country’s debt.” Because otherwise that article’s headline makes no sense whatsoever which, we suppose, is what you ought to expect from morons who were too hopelessly under-endowed in the intelligence department to get a real degree and had to make do with “journalism” instead.
Such headlines are generated as mind-grabs for headline scanners that don’t bother to read the articles.
“I scan, therefore I know” is their modus operandi. Nevermind they actually know nothing.
3 things we could do to turn the country around pronto
1) Require a measured IQ of 120 + to serve in elected office.
2) Do not allow welfare recipients , convicted felons or illegal aliens to vote.
3) Any state that goes bankrupt reverts to territory status until debt is made good. Thus losing congressional representation.
The point is, each Senator and Congressional member should be allotted say, twenty staffers, earning no more than $40k per year. Don’t send them on trips, retreats, golfing meetings, or any of that crap. If we are serious about getting the nation’s house in order, we first have to get Congress’ house in order. I propose an austerity program for… Read more »
DJ, not a bad idea but I have an alternative:
One or two bedroom dorms. In SE D.C. And they have to use public transportation to get to work. Let them see how us common folk live.
Then the same article drops this bit of spin as well: Boehner also expressed no concern over his ability to deal with the emerging Tea Party caucus in the House and vowed not to curtail their attempts to pursue even more drastic spending cuts than what Republicans have already proposed. That’s another obvious typo that should read (in keeping with… Read more »
Another way to save big, would be no more Government credit cards!! Then, no more Government vehicles as perks. All Government employees own and drive their own cars, and pay for their own gas, maintainence, ect. Reduce Congressional salaries to Fifty grand a year, and no expense accounts. Make them use the same health-care we have to. Reduce staffers to… Read more »
Response to LC PrimEviL @:
Sounds like a great plan.
Response to LC LittleRott84 Imperial DJ @:
Second the motion on PrimEvil’s plan!
Misha, a gift for you ..
Obamacare tossed .. the whole law ruled Unconstitutional
I’m pretty sure that in the past Ive written that that all the representatives (this includes House & Senate) salaries should be based on the median income of their constituents, paid by their respective states. The states could also purchase and maintain their representatives housing along with providing a medical benefits plan. Transportation is the reps problem, just like the… Read more »
Let the congresscritters keep their salaries and shit can the rest of their perks and bennies. Anyone pulling $174,000 can afford their own health care and transportation. For that matter shut down their D.C. offices and let the buggers work and live in their own districts. It’s not as if these goofs can’t teleconference.
I’d actually like an answer to the question too – I’m told by leftists that defaulting on what the government owes would be a disaster of unprecedented proportions, along the line of “Day After Tomorrow” – you know, global tornadoes and temps so cold that helicopters freeze on contact and we all have to burn books? Like that. I say… Read more »
Response to LC TerribleTroy @ #13:
Only missed ten days??? I’ve worked places that would fire anyone that missed that much time.
Hell, just being two minutes late was practically a firing offence. These bums have got to go.
Misha, so what else is new?
So you would allow for two classes of people? Why not? You do. Couple those cuts with raising the tax rate on the top one percent Want some alternatives to that? How about scrapping NAFTA. How about doing away with WTO? How about taking away Most Favored status from China and charging a tariff for goods manufactured outside of the… Read more »
Just like the white house claiming that sutting spending to 2008 levels will mean the FBI will have to fire 2700 agents. (Jan 22). You can debate the merits of firing FBI agents seperately (particularly the Hostage Burning team), but the assertion amounts to stating that the FBI has hired 2700 NEW special agents in the past 2 years. I’m… Read more »
Emperor Misha I says: Erm, not to bust your bubble, but those who don’t work for the government DO have their wages regulated. By the owners of the company, i.e. their employers. And the customers. If we the customers don’t want to pay what’s being charged, we don’t. The employer then has to adjust his pay for his employees. We… Read more »
Llew Rockwell is still hanging around Mises? How do they put up with that guy? He jumped the shark like ages ago.
Believe it or not, there was a time when only one member of the family unit was the bread winner, and he made a wage that allowed him to buy a house, have two cars, save enough money to put his children through college, and actually have a pension when he retired. My dad was white-collar, and I didn’t know… Read more »