How Convenient: Geithner Says We Will Reach Debt Limit on Monday

What an amazing coincidence! Just as Barack Hussein Obama is seeking to bypass the “game” he says he won’t play, otherwise known as irritation of having to concede that there are actually 3 branches of government, not just the One in his regal majesty, Tim “Turbo Tax” Geithner informs the Senate that we will reach the debt limit on Monday, not in February or March. From The Hill:

The United States will reach its $16.4 trillion borrowing limit on Dec. 31 and undertake “extraordinary measures” to avoid default, the Treasury Department informed congressional leaders in a letter on Wednesday.

The notice about the debt ceiling came packaged with a stark warning from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who said the policy uncertainty stemming from the “fiscal cliff” makes it impossible for him to say with certainty how much time lawmakers have left to raise the borrowing cap.

“Given the significant uncertainty that now exists with regard to unresolved tax and spending policies for 2013, it is not possible to predict the effective duration of these measures,” Geithner wrote. …

Under normal conditions, that [moving money around] would buy policymakers about two months to haggle over the debt limit before an increase would be required, Geithner said. The last time the government reached its debt limit, in May 2011, Treasury’s measures delayed the need for a debt-ceiling increase until August.

That worked in 2011, but not now? How convenient! Barack Obama doesn’t want to deal with the “fiscal cliff” separately from seeking an increase in the debt ceiling from Congress, a responsibility that they are granted by our Constitution. Screw that. He wants a blank check, and an end to having to abide by that annoying, outdated program created by a bunch of clueless, dead white European men. He has made tremendous progress in his quest to ignore it, Gangsta-style, but he’s not done yet. Getting absolute power to spend this country into oblivion is the Holy Grail for him and his merry band of Marxists. Right on cue, his Treasury secretary provides the rationale for doing what he has intended all along.

Other than the lapdog Lame Stream Media, who feeds this garbage to the low-information Honey Boo-Boo and Real Housewives audience, who do these people think they are fooling?

Can the GOP Avoid Obama’s Trap? The Teri O’Brien Show-12/2/12

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Once again, Barack Hussein Obama demonstrates his contempt for the rule of law, the Constitution and separation of powers, with a laughable proposal to solve the “crisis” of the “fiscal cliff.” Is it just me, or does anyone else see Barry giving the country the finger and setting a trap to destroy the Republican party?

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Hilarious “Spinal Tap”-like exchange between Fox New Sunday’s Chris Wallace and Tim “Turbo Tax” Geithner, Barack Obama’s designated point person on taxes. Who better? He can really pick ‘em, can’t he? Political hack Susan “I was just reading talking points” Rice on the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. Now Timmah to try to sell as $1.6 trillion tax increase.

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Angela Corey, the Special Prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, behaves like Patrick Fitzgerald Jr. Was it really appropriate for her to “pray” with the Martin family on the day she was appointed? Wouldn’t that influence her supposed objective evaluation of the case? And you just know Al Sharpton was there.

From our guest, Ann Kane:

Articles: Obama Circle ‘Shaking with Laughter’ Over Hilary Rosen Distraction, explaining that far from being something damaging to the campaign, the Hilary Rosen flap is the Flavor of the Week in Barack Obama’s ongoing campaign to “remake” America.

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From our guest, Humberto Fontova:

Humberto Fontova Official Site, tireless, fearless freedom fighter, sportsman, prolific writer, Cuban exile. Here you’ll find links to all his terrific writing, including one of my favorite books, Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him

The Bay of Pigs—An Anniversary of Heroism and Shame – Humberto Fontova – Townhall Conservative Columnists. This piece brought tears to my eyes. You are warned. We talked about the one man who saw through both Alger Hiss and Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon, and what Watergate was really about.

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Testy exchange between Chris Wallace and David Axelrod, during which the Walrus inadvertently agrees that we don’t want to continue down the road we’re on. In other words, he supports Mitt Romney. Seriously, I think Axelrod, after years of mucking around in the sleaze of Chicago politics, may be losing it.

Speaking of testy, a local reporter in St. Louis questions our Narcissist-in-Chief manchild current occupant of the Oval Office about the endless vacations he and Michelle Antoinette enjoy, and he does not like it. What’s wrong with this guy? Doesn’t he understand that reparations have to start somewhere?

“Comedian” Bill Maher disses Ann Romney.

On ABC’s “This Week,” Timmah Geithner, who may or may not have mastered Turbo Tax, responds “can’t tell ya” when asks whether we’re seeing a pattern of some initial good news followed by a stall. That’s encouraging! Enjoy the sound bite in which GS tells the Treasury Secretary that both liberal and conservative economists agree: the economy sucks, and it’s probably because of the bad decisions the One has made.

SL Rob will be attending the Chicago Tea Party rally tomorrow. He’d love to see you there.

The Critiquelator on the Secret Service Hooker scandal. This one caused many rim shots to erupt.

On April 6, at his Summit on Women and Girls, Barack Obama told us that Michelle didn’t have “the luxury” of not working outside the home. Leaving aside the fact that at the time the Obama daughters were young, Barry was making over 6 figures, the whole story is a lie. Michelle ENJOYED working. She said: “The days I stay home with my kids without going out, I start to get ill,” she says. “My head starts to ache.” Like everything else about these two phonies, this story is falling apart.

Obama Wants To Raise Your Taxes. Federal Employees Don’t Even Have to Pay Theirs.

Every year during the last week in January, I have mixed feelings. Like most denizens of the midwest, I look forward to long, sunny summer days, but then I realize that January is nearly gone, and I still haven’t done our tax return. Maybe I should have gotten a job in the federal government. As one of my favorite columnists, Emily Miller wrote last Wednesday in the Washington Times:

President Obama went on and on Tuesday about how important it was for Americans to pay their “fair share of taxes.” He can start with his own administration. The number of employees on the federal dole has swelled 13 percent on his watch, and the amount they owe in back taxes is now over $1 billion. Talk about double dipping: These bureaucrats take your tax dollars and then return nothing to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

It gets better.

The ironies abound. The Office of Government Ethics has one of the highest delinquency rates at 6.5 percent. You might think the U.S. Tax Court would pay its taxes, but its staff owes Uncle Sam $62,508. The Government Accountability Office has 65 employees not being held accountable. The Board of Governors for the Federal Reserves has 91 staffers who have reserved $1,265,152 in their own pockets.

The National Labor Relations Board doesn’t seem to mind the 47 on staff who are laboring only for themselves. The Office of Personnel Management isn’t doing a very good job managing its personnel, who owe the IRS $1,917,149. The Securities and Exchange Commission may be policing Wall Street, but it’s turning a blind eye to $1,146,843 in back taxes.

Overall, the highest delinquency rates are found at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and, in a tie, the Inter-American Foundation and the United States Access Board. The highest amount owed the IRS - $269,641,265 – comes from the Postal Service (which also has the most cheaters – 25,640), Social Security Administration at $20,144,559 and the House of Representatives, with 467 cheating staffers owing $8,535,974.

In the Senate, there are 217 who owe the IRS a total of $2,134,501.

And my personal favorite.

There are 36 scofflaws in the Executive Office of the President, owing a total of $833,970.

Reading Ms. Miller’s column (and the whole thing is worth reading) reminded me of this little gem from last May:

Thousands of companies that cashed in on President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package owed the government millions in unpaid taxes, congressional investigators have found.

The Government Accountability Office, in a report being released Tuesday, said at least 3,700 government contractors and nonprofit organizations that received more than $24 billion from the stimulus effort owed $757 million in back taxes as of Sept. 30, 2009, the end of the budget year.

Let that sink in as you scurry around gathering all the necessary information to submit your annual income report to our federal masters.

Is this conduct by people in the government generally and in the Obama administration specifically, an example of “everyone playing by the same rules?” What does Warren Buffett’s secretary think about this situation?