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Crossposted from Hillbilly Report.

One thing about treasonousbastards like Mitch McConnell. They never rest. Fresh off his victory in making American democracy look more like the Communist Chinese government he really represents in the Senate McConnell cannot wait to get back to work. Yes, the work of lying through your teeth and squeezing the most helpless among us to insure your enablers do not pay their fair share is never done. Unfortunately for our country this lying Communist never tires.

Now McConnell is setting his sites on the "Super Congress" that will be created out of the disgrace that was the debt-ceiling "deal". Fresh off his victory over an impotent Democratic Party McConnell simply cannot rest. He is already promising that the "Super Congress" will indeed be another puppet to protect Corporate America and the very wealthy from sacrifice and will give working Americans a whole new round of "shared sacrifice" shared presumably amongst themselves:

Now that President Obama has signed the agreement with congressional Republicans to avoid default, all eyes are turning to the bipartisan "super committee" that will be tasked with devising the next round of deficit reduction before the end of the year. Last night on Fox News, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made it clear that his appointees to the committee will "focus on entitlements," and Medicare in particular.

After stating that revenues will be "no more on the table" than they were in the recent negotiations, McConnell argued that the super committee should target the safety net because "Medicare's got about five years before it goes broke, Social Security a little longer." The Affordable Care Act, he added, left Medicare in "deeper trouble" than it was before.

http://politicalcorrection.org/...

Of course in his never-ending quest to justify the greed and arrogance of himself and his base the Senator for Communist China has a Santa's list of talking points to trot forward. The problem is that all of them are lies. And no lie is too big to try and keep folks like McConnell from paying their fair share:

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL: The joint committee is also going to focus on entitlements. The trustees of the Social Security and Medicare system appointed by the president himself have said Medicare's got about five years before it goes broke, Social Security a little longer. We need to be looking at entitlement reform if it's even going to be there for the next generation. [Fox News, On The Record With Greta Van Susteren, 8/2/11, Via Nexis]

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL: Medicare is even in deeper trouble as a result of "Obamacare" than it was before. It was already in trouble. It got turned into a piggy bank to finance half of the trillion dollars of new spending in "Obamacare." We think that was a mistake. It only exacerbated the Medicare problem and made it even more urgent that we deal with trying to save Medicare. [Fox News, On The Record With Greta Van Susteren, 8/2/11, Via Nexis]

As always the truth disagrees:

In an interview with Slate's David Weigel, Richard Foster, the chief actuary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, said: "Under current law...including the Affordable Care Act, we're estimating that the trust fund would be exhausted in 2024. In the absence of the savings under the Affordable Care Act, a corresponding date of exhaustion would be 2016. So the Affordable Care Act, in the new projection, postpones the exhaustion by eight years. That's down from 12 years in last year's projection."

http://www.slate.com/...

As for the lie about Social Security?? It is just that. The only problem with Social Security is that we cannot keep thieves like Mitch McConnell from raiding it:

According to the Social Security Board of Trustees: "The projected point at which the combined Trust Funds will be exhausted comes in 2037 - the same as the estimate in last year's report. At that time, there will be sufficient tax revenue coming in to pay about 78 percent of benefits."

http://www.ssa.gov/...

Of course the truth matters little. What should really be discouraging to us all is that McConnell and the Republicans plan to use the debt-ceiling blueprint with this "Super Congress". They will insist on no taxes for them and offer up a myriad of sacrifices for working Americans to endure yet again. Then if they do not get their way they will simply allow the across the board cuts to kick in.

Either way we are screwed once more. The Democratic Party and their leaders seem not to have the will or moxy or common sense to fight any of this and force any concession whatsoever from McConnell or any Republican. They will roll over and die yet again and we will be stuck paying for McConnell and his ilk to party hard and let the good times roll.

Welcome to the new era of American Democracy.

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Comment Preferences

  •  "Of course the truth matters little" (0+ / 0-)

    An excellent slogan for the GOPs 2012 campaigns.

    "To sing the blues you got to live the dues and carry on" --S. Stills

    by bubbanomics on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 11:04:02 AM PDT

  •  I Don't See That the Nation is Governable (0+ / 0-)

    contrary to the will of global ownership. It can't even be informed contrary to that will.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 11:11:57 AM PDT

  •  Mitch the theif (0+ / 0-)

    Mark Twain: "When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Kentucky because it's always twenty years behind the times." ...

    by Rural Progressive on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 12:53:39 PM PDT

  •  TPARTY NATION OR United States of AMERICA?? (0+ / 0-)

    I don't see this TPARTY as a new ERA in the right direction for AMERICA. I truly hope we are seeing the beginning of the END of the REAGAN ERA which labeled the govt the enemy, demonized the poor, abolished unions and shrunk the middle class. We have been through the TPARTY ERA, we just didn't know it, because all their work was covert and their propaganga was effective. Trickle DOWN doesn't work, and now the evidence is in. CUTTING TAXES for the RICH does not create jobs or strengthen the nation. THE TWO WARS OF CHOICE were paid for by the taxpayer citizens, absent the rich and most powerful corporations. THE GOP wants to privatize SS to enrich a de-regulated WALL STREET which has demonstrated how irresponsible it is in its persuit of profits. Even ALLEN Greenspan was surprised by the fact that the MARKET DID NOT MONITOR ITSELF. He forgot behind all those corporate shields are flawed humans who are driven by greed, arrogance and can be dishonest, lie, cheat and steal to best the next guy. THE TPARTY PATRIOTS voted to KILL MEDICARE AND ABOLISH MEDICAID. And now the AARP is fully awakened to the dangers of the TPARTY agenda to its membership. The new ERA is one to be plotted by OBAMA and the DEMS. We have to come up with a plan and execute it. The real change is happening in WI on TUES, Aug 9th, not the 11th as advertised by the KOCHROACHES.

    An EGG is not a person, A corporation is not a person!

    by CarmanK on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 01:34:31 PM PDT

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