Friday, June 11, 2010
When you’ve got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose!
Has anyone watching the political scene wondered why many of the spending bills have been put on hold until after the November elections? Most will say it is because they are so toxic that no politician is willing to give the electorate the added incentive, in this anti-incumbent climate, to give them the boot from the voting booth.
What about politicians like Harry Reid or Barbara boxer who are surely likely (and they know it) to lose their seats anyway regardless of how much money or times Obama and his friends hold fundraisers? There are many on the Democrat side of the aisle (and Republican too) that have already thrown in the towel and have decided to retire instead of facing the oncoming wrath of the angry electorate. These are politicians that have nothing to lose because they do not have to face the music anymore. These are the ones as well as those who are about to lose their seats that are dangerous to the rest of us.
Once the dust settles after the election and they find themselves out of a job in two months (January 2011) time they will be emboldened to pass anything they wish and I believe pass they will, with frenzied socialistic orgiastic pleasure.
Chairman David Obey (D-Wis) is just one of those I speak of. Has anyone noticed that Congress has delayed their 2011 spending budget resolution yet? This is the first time since 1974 this has occurred. The chance that after the election has put the final nails into the political coffins of 32 to 57 seats (depending on which poll you look at) that will ensure absolutely zero political restraint of those outgoing members pass a massive omnibus spending bill. We are talking a bill that is all rolled into one huge pig of pork with things like “Card Check”, “Cap and Trade” or other riders to the appropriation bill that has been kicked down the road until now.
It will give a whole new meaning to “lame ducks”.