Sunday Toon

A compilation of the cognitive dysfunction occurring in today’s Congress and in the American Voter.

Cretins, Morons and Dolts

The Jackasses

have a plan for

the wall.

Passage requires a diverse crew, no awareness of what happens if no wall is built and probably calls for illegal immigrant labor.

Day by Day

Day by Day

Day by Day

Ponder this

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.

~Harry S Truman

Ponder this

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.

~ P. J. O’Rourke

Ponder this

If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.

~ Noam Chomsky

Big Spenders

How are your taxes? A posting found on Drudge noted that you pay more in taxes than on your monthly utility and all your house bills combined. This will get worse as time passes.
What happens when you cannot pay for the mortgage, that new car, all those neat electronic gizmos, food and insurance? Your income  doesn’t cover all your debt, so you make payments when the collectors call up and finally : Bankruptcy>

Interest on the national debt now exceeds our spending on the Military.
At the rate of spending by the government increases, the interest also rises; any interest rate increases will require your taxes to rise to cover this cost. Then the government tries to pay the interest on those T-Bills that other countries bought.
It is your problem on a grand scale and we take it in the shorts, like Venezuela. Think about this in the upcoming Mid-term elections.

This post was cut short for the sake of brevity. Read the rest for I left out the really nasty parts about your life with out ll that government money sloshing around.

As Debt Rises, the Government Will Soon Spend More on Interest Than on the Military

The federal government could soon pay more in interest on its debt than it spends on the military, Medicaid or children’s programs.

The run-up in borrowing costs is a one-two punch brought on by the need to finance a fast-growing budget deficit, worsened by tax cuts and steadily rising interest rates that will make the debt more expensive.

With less money coming in and more going toward interest, political leaders will find it harder to address pressing needs like fixing crumbling roads and bridges or to make emergency moves like pulling the economy out of future recessions.

Within a decade, more than $900 billion in interest payments will be due annually, easily outpacing spending on myriad other programs. Already the fastest-growing major government expense, the cost of interest is on track to hit $390 billion next year, nearly 50 percent more than in 2017, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

“It’s very much something to worry about,” said C. Eugene Steuerle, a fellow at the Urban Institute and a co-founder of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center in Washington. “Everything else is getting squeezed.”

Gradually rising interest rates would have made borrowing more expensive even without additional debt. But the tax cuts passed late last year have created a deeper hole, with the deficit increasing faster than expected. A budget bill approved in February that raised spending by $300 billion over two years will add to the financial pressure.

The deficit is expected to total nearly $1 trillion next year — the first time it has been that big since 2012, when the economy was still struggling to recover from the financial crisis and interest rates were near zero. [snip]

With this cost that MUST be serviced, money for programs to repair/replace infrastructure such as roads, bridges and government buildings.

What is never mentioned is the pressure to keep the fake entitlements and it will also crush the real entitlements: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Thanks to LBJ, he funded the Vietnam War with money from the Social Security Trust Fund by putting it into the General Fund. Congress loved it and cheerfully started spending this new “revenue”.

Cretins, Morons and Dolts

There comes a time when one needs to recognize that you are outgunned, outwitted and are looking like mental defectives. The GOP needs to tell Schumer and Durbin that the answer to that request is NO!. Their voting NO on the SCOTUS candidate is a given, more of anything won’t change their vote.

Reminder: Key Democrats Demanding More Time and Documents Announced Their Kavanaugh Opposition in July

At this morning’s circus in the Senate Judiciary Committee — during which Democratic members launched dozens of interruptions, and a seemingly endless string of shrieking left-wing protesters were dragged out of the room — the opposition focused the bulk of their complaints on documents being withheld from the committee (here’s some useful context on that).  Some of their points actually seemed relatively fair and reasonable, and I think the administration erred by dropping thousands of previously-unseen documents the day before the hearings began.  Other objections seemed more contrived and cynical.

What was particularly difficult to take seriously were supposedly good-faith demands for more time and more documents, offered by Senators who’ve already stated their opposition to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.  The three members who led the charge with the most interruptions (two of whom just happen to be presidential aspirants) were Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California, and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who repeatedly lied about serving in Vietnam.  Were any of these three genuinely interested in reviewing additional materials, in order to learn more about the nominee and his record?  Their own public statements suggest not. [snip]

Sen. Booker infamously stated that Republicans supporting Kavanaugh’s confirmation are “complicit in evil.”  In a July press release, issued long before the specifics of document production could be marshaled as a pretense, Booker declared himself “strongly opposed” to Kavanaugh.  “I will fight to stop this nomination every step of the way,” he wrote.  Best of all, and as I noted earlier, literally as he was feigning interest in a thorough review process at today’s hearing, the Democrats blasted out an email under Booker’s name that gave up the game.  [snip]

With Kavanaugh on the Court, the Jackasses know the days of circumventing the Congress to get what they want ARE OVER.
The GOP should tell the Donks that they are going to use Democrat tactics and shove this up Schumer’s nose.

Then in elections the voters have to show the alte kackers the door; new blood has to come to this battle for the Country.