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Washington’s “Bipartisanshit” Rolls On

RED OR BLUE: WHOEVER’S DRIVING, A CRASH IS INEVITABLE By FITSNEWS  ||  There’s been a lot of talk about how the first thing “Republicans” did following their big election win was sell taxpayers down the river via the passage of a pork-laden “bipartisan” spending bill (a.k.a. the “Cromnibus”). Which is true … that’s…

RED OR BLUE: WHOEVER’S DRIVING, A CRASH IS INEVITABLE

By FITSNEWS  ||  There’s been a lot of talk about how the first thing “Republicans” did following their big election win was sell taxpayers down the river via the passage of a pork-laden “bipartisan” spending bill (a.k.a. the “Cromnibus”).

Which is true … that’s exactly what they did.

And yes,  a trillion here … a trillion there … sooner or later we’re talking about real money.

“This year’s omnibus resembles omnibuses of Christmas past in that it was drafted in secret, was full of special interest deals and disguised spending increases, and was voted on before most members could read it,” former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul wrote of the boondoggle.

Absolutely.  In other words it’s more of the same “bipartisanshit” that has American taxpayers (and the economy they are attempting to support) drowning in red ink.

Beyond the budget deal, there’s also a growing awareness that Washington’s deficit spending addiction has now reached a “point of no return.”

Which also happens to be true …

Putting all of this in context?  A brilliant political cartoon by A.F. Blanco, whose “Cromnibus” depiction – published by Americans for Limited Government – hits the nail on the head.

Bottom line?  Red or blue (Democrat or “Republican”), we’re screwed …

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21 comments

TyroneMamaCollards December 17, 2014 at 11:14 am

I don’t know of too many enterprises that do not work without bipartisanship. Companies engage in collaboration and cooperation all day long with people they either like or need to like, for the sake of their owners and shareholders. It’s how they make money, and live the American Dream.
There is a great article by Thomas Edsall in the NYTimes this morning about the rise of welfare chauvinism. It talks about having a voice in a democracy, and suggests why having more than 2 political parties may be the way to go. Food for thought.

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Point of order December 17, 2014 at 11:26 am

“I don’t know of too many enterprises that do not work without bipartisanship.”

That’s because:

#1 The goal of a company is very simple, make money. There is no “bipartisanship” to start because the goal is common. Hence, any bickering is relegated to personality differences, arguments over profitibility, etc.

#2 Gov’t is not a business

That is all, carry on.

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??? December 17, 2014 at 11:46 am

If gov’t isn’t a business, then why are the Republicans always touting the private sector business experience of their nominees and trying to discredit those that don’t?

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Point of order December 17, 2014 at 11:55 am

Probably because the inference is that business requires performance competency and gov’t does not.

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TyroneMamaCollards December 17, 2014 at 5:46 pm

My government experience has allowed me to go into private practice and make a comfortable living. Not everyone in government is doing a bad job. The problem with government is that it condones mean, vicious supervisors, and sloppy, arrogant mediocre people. The people need the service or perhaps they don’t but so many people in government are there for the ease and the pension. Which is a shame. Look at the VA. It takes forever to get disability claims approved. I am going on my 4th month waiting for a fee I won. Everyone is out having a baby on FMLA I guess.

Smirks December 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm

There is no “bipartisanship” to start because the goal is common.

The goal may be the same, but there’s more than one way to get to that goal. Departments/projects competing for limited resources, execs bickering over random shit, etc., lots of opportunity for compromise.

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Sam December 17, 2014 at 11:53 am

“Bottom line…we’re screwed.”? Does the fear mongering ever stop here? The fact is the country has done best in the past 25 years when a Democrat has been President. The republicans threw all the fear out there they could in an attempt to rally their base. Now that the election is over, their electorate is still going around frightened as hell, while the rest of the country looks forward and moves on.

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Smirks December 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Does the fear mongering ever stop here?

Only when it’s politically convenient for it to.

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Bible Thumper December 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Fits why don’t you include how the SC delegation voted?
Voting “yes” on Cromnibus:
Clybrun (sic)
Graham
Wilson
Voting “no”:
Scott
Duncan
Rice
Gowdy
Mulvaney
Sanford

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Smirks December 17, 2014 at 12:05 pm

The problem is, how many of the “no” votes voted “no” because it was going to pass comfortably anyways?

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Rocky December 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

DOn’t forget how the parties are secretly working together over the Christmas break to craft an amnesty bill to pass in February.

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Flip Coscoe December 17, 2014 at 12:55 pm

No deal.No citizenship.No voting.

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Rockito December 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Oh yes they will. Jeb will see to it.

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Smirks December 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

“Brilliant” cartoon? Blanco is predictably unoriginal.

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Rocky December 17, 2014 at 12:53 pm

I agree with you. Why didn’t they include a couple of homosexuals on the bus?
Sexy hispanic men? xoxoxoxoxo

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Bible Thumper December 17, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Don’t forget Wall Street Bankers.

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Rocky December 17, 2014 at 4:10 pm

You realize it’s Sandi Costco Pogo who did that post on the sexy hispanic men. She’s been out surfing latin porn again.

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Rocky December 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I like the cartoon. I would just relabel the person under the bus with the names Sandi, Pogo2, Grand Tango and Guest. And put an illegal alien in one of the bus seats.

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mamatiger92 December 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm

don’t forget the latest alias… Flip Coscoe

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Rocky December 17, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Yeah, he should use Flop Costco – it would be better and more fitting. Or Wally Wal-Mart.

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FastEddy23 December 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

The cartoon? Shouldn’t O’B & the donkey be sitting further back?

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