Dell vs E.J. Dionne Jr. - It’s On!
By Dell Hill
Goody! Let’s have a blog debate with the esteemed E.J. Dionne Jr. -
card-carrying Democrat and about as close to a far-left wing Democrat as
one could be. He also pontificates regularly at the Washington Post.
First I’ll post a segment of Mr. Dionne’s commentary and then add my rebuttal in RED.
By E.J. Dionne Jr.
November 17, 2011
“Here is a surefire way to cut $7.1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade. Do nothing.
right. If Congress simply fails to act between now and Jan. 1, 2013,
the tax cuts passed under President George W. Bush expire, $1.2 trillion
in additional budget cuts go through under the terms of last summer's
debt-ceiling deal, and a variety of other tax cuts also go away.
Knowing this, are you still sure that a "failure" by the congressional supercommittee to reach a deal would be such a disaster?
only do I know it, tuna breath, I’m predicting it. Your President
wants the super committee to fail for the exact reasons stated. The
cuts that would kick in would be among the worst possible and your
President wants to use those cuts in his re-election campaign. He will
blame Republicans for not allowing him to raise “revenue” (can’t you
ever say “raise taxes”, Jr.?), which forced the aforementioned cuts to
an ideal world, of course, reasonable members of Congress could agree
to a balanced package of long-term spending cuts and tax increases to
begin bringing the deficit down, coupled with short-term measures to
boost the economy.
right. When the people are out of work and broke, raise their taxes.
That’s always a brilliant move. NOT. And just what budget do you
speak of? There hasn’t been a budget in Congress for nearly 1,000 days!
Call you pals, Jr., tell them to pass a budget (which is
constitutionally mandated) and then we’ll talk...maybe.
fact that you might STOP SPENDING doesn’t seem to resonate in a
Democrat’s addled mind. When you’ve dug your hole so deep you can’t get
out, STOP DIGGING!
genuine compromise can't happen because Republicans refuse to accept
any significant tax increases. This is not a partisan statement. It is
just a description of the facts. It is maddening that the media are so
desperate to avoid being attacked as "liberal" that they cannot describe
the situation as it is.
refuse to accept any tax increases (especially those “significant”
ones) because that’s totally irresponsible. But you wouldn’t know
“responsible” if it walked up and bit you on the ass.
have put huge spending cuts on the table - and keep offering more and
more and more. All the Democrats ask in return is that the cuts be
balanced by some revenue.
Jr. doesn’t tell you WHERE those proposed spending cuts are located.
If you dig a little, you’ll find they’re in the exact areas that people
like Senator Bernie Sanders is screaming bloody murder about - Social
Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. (And Senator Sanders loves him some
E.J. Dionne Jr., so much he reposts these columns on his own web site!)
course those same Democrats would love to chop the Defense Department’s
budget by about 50%, too...but they’ll compromise and settle on 25%.
Dionne Jr., goes on and on and on with more of this Democrat propaganda
that I’ve heard for six decades and is still as politically weak now as
it was back then.
I’ll let you debate him from this point on; I’m sick of his ilk.