Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner presented the House speaker, John A. Boehner, a detailed proposal on Thursday to avert the year-end fiscal crisis with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, $50 billion in immediate stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits.That's his plan? 1.6 trillion in taxes, $50 billion in immediate stimulus spending, and an end to Congress controlling the debt ceiling? That's his plan? Heh! If the Republicans fight it and anything goes wrong, they'll immediately be blamed. If the Republicans get some meaningful concessions and something goes wrong, they'll be blamed. This is a lose-lose for the Republican party. There's not a damned thing that they can do to stop it. Hot Air is covering it, as well as numerous other bloggers all over the internet.
Rather than fight it and get blamed for a disaster, the smart move would be for the Republicans to just walk away. Let the Democratic party own it, lock, stock and barrel. Put no speed bumps in the way, don't try to convince anyone that it's a bad idea, just let it happen. Vote Present at every opportunity. Obama believes that he's an imperial Presidency, that he has all the answers. Let it happen, let the country feel the heat, then turn the country bright Republican Red in 2014. I have very little faith in the American people, very little faith at all because they elected Barack Obama, not once, but twice. Unbelievably stupid people voted for Obama.
I don't have much faith in John Boehner, either. He's a big government guy, and frankly I think he's out of his league.
However, I do love the blog post over at Ace of Spades:
I love that part about presidential control over the debt ceiling, as his Majesty might require. Fuck you. Let it burn.Ha! He's right.