First, the Grinch known as Harry Reid did everything he could to steal our liberties by nationalizing healthcare – 1/6th of our economy. Next up, take money from our children and grandchildren, including those not yet conceived, to pay for his overspending. This is all about control, not helathcare, to turn the American citizen into this:
A battery that fuels the federal government and little more. Once you’re old and no longer earning useful wages that the federal government can confiscate, ObamaCare will make sure you die. And the debt will then rest with your descendants to pay. From Reuters: Senate sets Christmas eve vote on U.S. debt limit
The measure, passed last week by the House of Representatives, would increase the debt limit, now at $12.1 trillion, by $290 billion.
Senate Democrats may approve the measure largely by themselves because most, if not all, Republicans are expected to vote against it, Republican aides said. Democrats control the Senate, 60-40.
Republicans have objected to raising the debt limit, accusing Democrats of reckless spending. Democrats counter by noting that the debt exploded during the administration of Republican President George W. Bush, which ended in January.
But it really exploded since 2006 when Democrats took over Congress, but Reuters can’t mention that fact.
Democratic leaders had hoped to raise the limit by at least $1.8 trillion, enough to ensure they would not have to revisit the issue before the November 2010 congressional elections. But they were unable to agree on measures that lawmakers had hoped to attach to the legislation to control the debt. The two-month hike provides more time to reach a deal.
The government posted a record $1.4 trillion deficit in the fiscal year ended September 30 and is on track this year to spend at least $1 trillion more than it collects.
The debt has more than doubled since 2001, due to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tax cuts and the worst recession since the 1930s, one that has caused tax revenues to plunge and spending on federal safety-net programs to rise.
Tax cuts? Are they kidding? Didn’t the revenues to the federal government INCREASE after the tax cuts were put in place? Why yest they did! Yet, liberals love pointing to the tax cut boogeyman to blame rather than their own overspending ways.
Senate leaders set the debt-limit vote for Thursday, Christmas Eve, just before lawmakers go home for the holidays.
The vote is to occur after anticipated Senate passage of a bill to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a measure that has tied up the chamber for weeks, delaying departure.
There you go folks! Merry Christmas! Not to you, but to the federal government!