and you say this as if the pledge wasn't set in place because of the other sides unwillingness to compromise on their nonsense about how taxing the living heck out of the rich will magically fix everything.
Lol don't try that defence. Republicans haven't voted for tax rises since the 90's and this pledge was just a written re-confirmation of that. Your argument doesn't hold water. Also the Dems are proposing returning to Clinton era tax levels, that is not "taxing the living hell" out of the rich. To put things in perspective, my dad is taxed more as a % than the US rich are and he earns £50k. He has not had the living hell taxed out of him so that's pure bollocks. Americans have no concept of what heavy taxation actually is nor can they comprehend that the rich won't suddenly stop using their money when taxed more.
secondly he's not exactly getting rid of it... he wants to get rid of congresses roll in raising of the debt ceiling. effectively "once again" bypassing congress in matters of federal interest...
they should just bump our credit rating down a couple notches regardless of what happens anyway. this country doesn't deserves to keep the AAA rating it has now... it's not like we'll ever repay china and whoever else the heck we own money to anyways.
And what does that mean, honestly? What was the threshold number before "trillions of dollars in debt" was a serious problem?
he wants to get rid of congresses roll in raising of the debt ceiling.
And no wonder; with a hostile minority party who wants to hold the federal budget hostage in order to have their way, it's only reasonable to try and work around them. I certainly don't like it myself for the same reasons, but I don't like the idea of defaulting on our debt even more.
they should just bump our credit rating down a couple notches regardless of what happens anyway.
The credit rating is absolute bullshit, full stop. We only lost our AAA rating last year or so, I believe, not because of our deficit or anything, but because of the same fucking around going on now. It's pretty much arbitrary.
nobody wants to admit that socialism has failed...to many people eating for free...to many women dropping babies they dont' want to work to feed. California is paying welfare to half the population of Mexico...Big Brother dooling out trillions to a healthcare system that is so overpriced and bloated its stupid. Democrats refuse to stop the handouts cause they need them to buy votes...no body is stupid enough to vote for them based on their policies.