What a Crock
Just a heads up here – I’m temporarily dropping my restraint on swearing in the following post. In a big way. Be warned.
A short list of other adjectives considered but ultimately rejected by the administration to describe the spending bill before settling on “imperfect”: “Rank-ass pile of shit” “Shitty shitpile” “Ball raping shit lump” and “Mound of shitty diapers.”
Acknowledging it’s an “imperfect” bill, President Barack Obama said he will accept a $410 billion spending package but insisted it must signal an “end to the old way of doing business.”
As opposed to the approximately couple trillion dollar other bills he jammed up our asses prior to this one, which were a perfectly acceptable way of doing business.
The massive measure funding federal agencies through the fall contains nearly 8,000 pet projects, known as “earmarks” and denounced by critics as pork.
Running for president, Obama denounced the pet projects as wasteful and open to abuse — and vowed to rein them in.
During his presidential campaign, Obama promised to force Congress to curb its pork-barrel-spending ways. Yet the bill sent from the Democratic-controlled Congress to the White House on Tuesday contained 7,991 earmarks totaling $5.5 billion, according to calculations by the Republican staff of the House Appropriations Committee.
In other words, Obama is either a lying piece of shit, or else he’s incredibly powerless and incapable of getting anyone to do anything that he wants. I’m not sure which would be worse, but I’d believe either one.
Explaining his decision, Obama said that future earmarks must have a “legitimate and worthy public purpose”, and the any earmark for a private company should be subject to competitive bidding rules.
As opposed to earmarks for public companies (aka “the US government”) which can apparently just take whatever the fuck money they want from us and do whatever the fuck they want with it. But at least he can admit that the earmarks in every bill that he’s signed so far have approximately zero legitimate and worthy purpose, aside from shoveling the country’s money down a giant hole in the ground and setting it on fire.
But he acknowledged that earmarks have bred “cynicism”, and he declared, “This piece of legislation must mark an end to the old way of doing business.”
“Cynicism?” Um, no. “Cynicism” is when I don’t trust that my neighor is really actually going to return that measuring cup he just borrowed. What Obama and Congress is doing is better referred to as “a mugging during which America gets raped in the ass.”
The 1,132-page bill has an extraordinary reach, wrapping together nine spending bills to fund the annual operating budgets of every Cabinet department except Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. Among the many earmarks are $485,000 for a boarding school for at-risk native students in western Alaska and $1.2 million for Helen Keller International so the nonprofit can provide eyeglasses to students with poor vision. (emphasis mine)
Posted without comment.
Most of the government has been running on a stopgap funding bill set to expire at midnight Wednesday. Refusing to sign the newly completed spending bill would force Congress to pass another bill to keep the lights on come Thursday or else shut down the massive federal government. That is an unlikely possibility for a president who has spent just seven weeks in office. (emphasis mine)
I’ll be in my bunk.
What a fucking sick joke of a country we’ve got, to elect a “man” such as this.
I apologize for the profanity, but it needed to happen.
Read Michelle’s thoughts here.
Gabriel Malor’s here.