Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tales From the White House-End of the World!

President Obama has been haunted by some scary specters lately-House Republicans! They and Obama have been tussling lately on the details of raising the debt ceiling and the consequences of not doing so. Regarding the results of the debt ceiling not being raised, Salon has a better explanation that I could ever give; I only provide original graphics and meager commentary; I try to speak to a broad audience despite this being a niche concept (so far)!  Obama and the Democrats are willing to cut some spending but insist on revenue increases IE: Tax increases OR as proposed cutting tax loopholes for "millionaires and billionaires". In several polls, 70% of Americans polled want a combination of spending cuts AND revenue increases, however many Republicans are intractable on this matter, no new taxes period.  Many of them were voted into office on a wave of antigovernment, antispending, and anti-taxing fervor in the election of 2010. Oddly enough, sometimes you get the impression that Speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner , an old school Establishment Republican is being held  hostage by newer, more extreme members of the house.  This will be a real nail biter. If they don’t raise the debt ceiling in time, the US could get a poor credit rating-expect the possibility of a second recession, or worse!


  1. Following up on my comment on your Gingrich illustration.....Facebook again blocked my attempt to attach this page as a link, as it blocked attaching the Gingrich link. It DID allow attaching your home page link. Just thought you might like to know and perhaps inquire with Facebook

  2. Thanks Anon, I looked into it, it seems facebook has taken a hostile stance towards blogger, preconsidering everything from it "abusive"! Geez!
    Thanks for your viewership.

  3. My pleasure.

    They must kill a lot of dolphins trying to catch a few tuna.

    I frequently encounter facebook censorship, perhaps not coincidentally often for pieces containing criticism of right wing opinions. Yesterday had these social satire, humor, and criticism pieces censored, which of course I posted as links within links to circumvent the censorship:



    Thanks again,

  4. Wait...why would they allow links to your home page but not to specific areas of your site?