Here it comes

Looks like we’re going to have to put ourselves on the line over this one:

As a critical deadline for the supercommittee nears, Social Security appears to be on the negotiating table.

In private conversations, and now in public, the idea of changing the social program as part of a deficit-reduction deal is gaining some traction — a move that has been politically unthinkable for years.

In a speech Monday in Louisville, Ky., House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to raise the stakes on a grand bargain that would include major entitlement changes. Standing with his Senate counterpart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), at the McConnell Center at the University of Lousiville, Boehner said such action would show markets that Congress can tackle the deficit.

“Nothing,” Boehner said, according to prepared remarks, “nothing, would send a more reassuring message to the markets than taking bipartisan steps to fix the structural problems in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.”

6 thoughts on “Here it comes

  1. i guess they forgot that the markets don’t have guns when you tell them to starve.

    Earth To Wall Street and Homeland Security:
    Go ahead punk, go for it.

  2. I know, Tom. You make me think of this from Dirty Harry:

    “I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”

  3. Jesus Christ. Substitute “Golden Calf” for “markets”. Substitute “asshole shaman who is prepared to sacrifice a child, virgin, etc.” to the Golden Calf for “Boner” or “bipartisan steps”.

    Fuck these corporate whores. Just plain fuck them.

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