Monday, January 14, 2013

Shut Up and Pay the Bills, Already!

I suffered through President Obama's press conference today.  I usually drop in for a few minutes and when I realize the brainless Washington Press Corps is asking the same stupid questions over and over, I yawn and go back to the Food Network, where the "chefs" are preparing the same old lasagne and veggie burger recipes I have seen over and over.  Don't those people ever tape new episodes?  At least they aren't scamming us like the H&G network is with shows like "Love It Or List It," where they never come in under budget, or even right ON budget, Or, the Property Brothers (or Cousins, who look suspiciously like the Property Brothers) none of whom can come through with what they have promised and yet at the end of the show, there their clients are, beaming into the camera and saying things like, "O.M.G.! It's perfect! Just what we asked for! Of course, Timmy still doesn't have his own room and will have to bunk with his two sisters, and we still don't have that second bathroom, but it all looks so beautiful!"  Sheesh!

Oops, excuse the segue.  I kind of got carried away with my rant.  Anyhoo, I kept watching the President's press conference because I was curious to see just how many ways the reporters could manage to ask why he wouldn't compromise with the Republicans on the debt ceiling issue.  HE wouldn't compromise!! President Obama explained in great detail that the debt ceiling has nothing whatever to do with future spending.  It is merely a request to The House of Representatives to pay the bills that they, themselves incurred during the past year.

Here's the thing.  THE PRESIDENT CAN'T SPEND A PENNY ON HIS OWN! HE HAS TO GET THE HOUSE TO CONSENT TO OR DENY ANY SPENDING.  So, if our government has overspent, it is because the House members have loaded the bills up with pork, or they added to or simply passed the spending bills.  The only thing the President can do once the bill appears on his desk is sign it or veto it.

But, will the media morons say that?  Of course not.  They apparently skipped that day in their high school  Government classes.

Then, someone managed to ask the whiny little question that the media will focus on ad nauseum for the next five days: "President Obama, people are saying that your aren't very sociable. What do you say to that?"  Obama then quipped, "I'm a pretty friendly guy.  I like a good party." 

The next time there is a big do at the White House, I don't want to hear the Republicans complaining that the President is throwing away tax payers' money on parties.  You can't please these people. Which is also the answer to the question, "Why don't you compromise with the Republicans, ya big bully?"

Now, I wish I hadn't bothered to watch. I'm going to need some chocolate to lighten my mood.

Stay tuned.

4 comments:

Margie's Musings said...

Boy, do I agree.

Congress spends that money and then they gripe that "the President" won't compromise.

Liz said...

I agree - oops, I mean with your last post: it's such an effort to get dressed to go out when staying home on the computer in your pjs is a much better way to spend the day.

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