Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Failure is an Option earns Bob a Turkey for his Turkey Rating

When I was a kid
I used to bury my face in comic books, 
 cause I didn't want to face all the socially awkward real world growing up shit going on back then. I took refuge in these super power beings as they used their fascinating special abilities to make the world a better place.

Many of these characters had nerdy but cool catch phrases or motto's like: 
  1. Its Clobberin' Time!!!!!!!!!
  2. With great power comes great responsibility
  3. Avengers Assemble!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
  4. Hulk Smash !!!!!!!
  5. In brightest day, in blackest night,No evil shall escape my sight, Let those who worship evils might, Beware my power... Green Lantern's light!
Recently another group of supposedly "Super Powered" congressional beings
adopted "Failure is Not an Option"as their slogan. But guess what, the so-called super committee in Congress failed to reach a deal to cut the U.S. federal budget deficit by $1.2 trillion over 10 years and the stock market has been taken a beating ever since. No super hero I grew up with would yell "Failure is an option". Nothing super about these guys. Nothing at all.

I've never been an advocate of committees in Softball
 ,but in Democracy their very existence is essential "for the people by the people". But this super committee's glaring failure to agree on budget cuts is disturbing and irresponsible. It's the same back and forth bullshit that gets us nowhere. Democrats blast Republicans for not being more receptive to higher taxes and unwilling to phase out the Bush-era tax cuts for upper-income Americans, while Republicans insist Democrats are unwilling to make necessary spending cuts to popular domestic programs. Pathetic blame game.

President Obama has made it clear that he's sick of this committee's bullshit as he would veto any attempt to undo or alter the automatic spending cuts, known as a sequester mechanism. "The only way these spending cuts will not take place is if Congress gets back to work and agrees on a balanced plan to reduce the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion, that's the job they promised to do. And they've still got a year to figure it out."Obama also sought to reassure markets and ratings agencies that even without an agreement by the special committee, the automatic cuts now scheduled to occur mean significant deficit reduction steps will take place."One way or another, we will be trimming the deficit by at least $2.2 trillion over the next 10 years,"

That didn't stop markets from tanking and our old sweater around the neck wearing rating agency analyst Bob
from gloating and earning himself a free Turkey
on Thanksgiving for giving our government a Turkey Rating. Congrats Bob. 

The ratings agency Standard & Poor's issued a statement that said the "super" committee's failure to reach agreement would not bring a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating, as long as the resulting automatic spending cuts remain intact. Thanks guys. I'm glad you recognized that you now understand that you fuck all of us back in August when you downgraded the U.S after years of looking the other way and getting us into this mess to begin with. Oh well at least your employee Bob got a Turkey.

More importantly, if this "super" committee doesn't get its act together soon I'm gonna start buying comic books again because I can't to sand to look at reality anymore


  1. You can imagine the uncomfortable feeling these committee members felt as they realized the world would see them for who they really are, a group of insensitive, egotistical, uncaring politicians whose only care is to get voted back in to power. We all knew they never cared about anyone but this situation forced it down their pathetic throats.

    Happy TG day Ricky.

    jack s.

  2. Fab! Happy thanksgiving day to you and the Ronda familia!!