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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Cheap stunt, costly consequences

If the Party of No could balance the budget with cheap tricks, we'd be rolling in surpluses as far as the eye could see.

But here you have the "leaders" who campaigned on saving Medicare -- before proposing to gut it -- offering a "symbolic" vote against raising the debt ceiling for the purpose of assuring everyone they are serious about cutting spending.

No mention of sending the world economy back into a tailspin.

At least GOP lawmakers were more forthright about this stunt:
“This vote, based on legislation I’ve introduced, will and must fail,” said Representative Dave Camp, Republican of Michigan and chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
Camp's position is well-orchestrated with the people the GOP is beholden to. Hint: they aren't Main Street.
“Wall Street is in on the joke,” said R. Bruce Josten, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
These are the "adults" American voters elected?

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