Tennessee’s own Jim Cooper – who so many are quick to point out is a “moderate” or “blue dog” – is every bit the treasury looter that the rest of his brothers and sisters are on the left side of the aisle. He proved it with his gutless vote on Pelosi’s H.R. Communist Healthcare Takeover Bill this past weekend.
But, like waking up next to the bearded fat chick you picked up at Roosters the night before, Jimbo has suddenly decided that debt is bad, mmmmmkay. Testifying in a Senate hearing this week, Cooper called our national debt a “cancer”. This guy is either a complete idiot or knows that nobody is paying attention to the untreated sewage that flows forth from his mouth pipe.
I believe that the greatest threat to our nation’s economic security is our long-term fiscal imbalance. At the end of the 2008 fiscal year, the Treasury Department’s “Financial Report of the United States Government” reported the present value of our unfunded liabilities at $56 trillion, or almost four times the GDP of America.
2009’s Financial Report will be released in about a month, and it’s likely to report unfunded liabilities over $60 trillion, having tripled in just a decade. That means for every day we delay reform, we sink $11 billion deeper.
In my opinion, we have fiscal cancer, and it is metastasizing so quickly that, all too soon, no surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation will be enough to save us. Albert Einstein is supposed to have said that the most powerful force on earth is not nuclear power, but compound interest.
What about that 1.2 trillion dollar cancer you and your fellow socialists just passed for Dominatrix Nancy?
Although I am not satisfied that the House bill passed this weekend meets these goals, I know that many of my Senate colleagues like you have worked to make fiscal responsibility a central focus of the debate. I look forward to working with you all to ensure that, when the President signs health reform into law, we will improve our short-term and long-term economic outlook.
So, in other words, the bill he voted YES on will probably not meet these goals, but that shouldn’t stop the power-brokers from throwing trillions of more dollars down the Federal Rathole while stripping regular Americans of more of their Liberty.
Further evidence of Cooper’s lack of any kind of grip on reality is his solution for our debt “cancer”. He freely admits that he just voted to make it much, much worse, but mama say that just the way it beees sometimes.
“So, how can we fix it? The best course is more direct spending cuts, but we all know how likely those are. The second-best solution is a top-level commission to force congressional action.”
“Senators, our country is in a huge amount of trouble because we have spent money we do not have for years. This behavior is like a cancer that is killing us and it’s getting worse. I should know. Just 3 days ago I added over $2 trillion dollars to the $55 to $60 trillion dollars of unfunded mandates in the area of health care alone that threaten to cripple our Economy. The President and Congress all understand that it is precisely that sort of health care spending that has put us in this mess and so we’re going to fix it. Yessirree … we’re going to reduce that pesky deficit spending. We all know the best and most effective way to do that would be to reduce deficit spending. So, we’re not going to push for that because it might be hard on our chances to get re-elected. What we should, therefore, do as a fall back position is to have another Congressional panel to make non-binding recommendations to Congress telling them they should cut spending while not actually insisting that they do. That way everyone acknowledges the problem, we are all seen as doing something about it and nothing really has to change. And by the time the country implodes, we’ll all be out of office. Any questions? Thank you for the opportunity to testify today.”
This is what passes for leadership when our country is run by ACORN and the SEIU.
This is just one of so many sunzabitches that should be mopping floors instead of trying to run governments. You middle-Tennesseans have a job to do. Get rid of this guy, forthwith.