It’s Like They Want To Lose…

November 12th, 2009at 07:11am Posted by Eli

Seriously, what is wrong with these people???

Dianne Feinstein has put her foot down: she’s teamed up with the Fiscal-Scold-Seven on Social Security and Medicare. She won’t vote to raise the debt ceiling (required within a month or Uncle Sam defaults) without a law establishing a “bipartisan commission” that’s sure to ruin Baby Boomer benefits just as the Democratic coalition cracks over choice and Stupak.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is joining 6 [sic] other Senators to demand that Speaker Nancy Pelosi approve a commission to recommend cuts to Medicare and Social Security – or else they’ll refuse to vote to increase the US government’s debt ceiling:

Congress is under pressure to raise the cap on what the federal government can borrow by mid-December. If the debt ceiling is not raised above its current $12.1 trillion mark by then, the government will exceed its borrowing limits and will be forced to default on the debt. Economists have warned that the inevitable result would be a lowering of the U.S. credit rating, triggering substantial increases in the interest rates the government is already paying.

Look at the lovely crowd welcoming DiFi to their travesty:

But before Tuesday’s hearing was over, Sens. Conrad, Gregg, Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), George Voinovich (R-Ohio) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) publicly vowed to vote against raising the debt ceiling if a budget reform commission bill doesn’t come along with it.

(…)

Chris Bowers defines what the Fiscal Scold Seven (and DiFi) want:

Let’s review the threat that these five Democrats are making:

* They will allow the United States to default on its debt, which will vastly increase the overall amount we have to pay on our debt

UNLESS

* Speaker Nancy Pelosi turns over Congressional power on Social Security and Medicare to an unelected commission that will almost certainly propose deep cuts in Social Security and Medicare entitlements. Keep in mind that deep cuts to Social security and Medicare that pass under a Democratic trifecta would doom the party at the ballot box for years to come.

This is completely insane, and there is no choice but to call this bluff.

The Speaker needs to call this bluff. It’s an unconscionable way to legislate and needs to be smacked down. It will also trump Stupak as the ruination of the Democratic coalition, for decades to come.

Does being in the majority really suck that badly, that the Democrats have to cut Social Security and Medicare just in case taking away almost all coverage for abortion wasn’t enough?  They seem absolutely dead-set on ensuring that next year’s elections are an absolute bloodbath.

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