Before China gets too carried away with plans for de-Americanizing the global economy, Americans need to take some action such as defunding Republicans. Surely, they have their friends on Wall Street and a handful of very wealthy Americans, but even prudent wealthy Americans can see where Republican leadership has taken them.
1. They lost their wealth with George W. Bush. He offered to lower their taxes but their pies shrunk too.
2. They sought stability from which to grow their businesses. That was finding relief in the recovery until Republicans began dabbling in Obamacarenomics and shutdown fever.
3. Now, China is ticked off and today is meeting with ministers from Britain to talk about America’s lack of responsibility, among other things.
Republican leadership is a disaster even when half empty. They would flirt with default and to what end? They are drinking their own bathwater for heaven sake.
John Boehner, Speaker of the House is no “numbers” genius. In fact the only genius at work around here is Barack Obama.
“House, Senate Work on Competing Budget Proposals
Senate Leaders Take Pause in Talks as House Works Out Its Plan
By PATRICK O'CONNOR, JANET HOOK and KRISTINA PETERSON
Updated Oct. 15, 2013 3:26 p.m. ET
WASHINGTON—The way out of a two-week budget standoff was clouded Tuesday as the House and Senate worked on competing plans to raise the nation's borrowing limit and fully reopen the federal government.
House Republicans tried to cobble together a new initiative before Thursday, when the U.S. Treasury says it will run out of the ability to borrow and face a cash crunch, but instead found themselves reworking the details out of fear it might not have the support to pass.
"We have several ideas that are being discussed and we're trying to resolve any differences that might exist so we can move forward successfully," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) said, declining to pinpoint when an altered GOP plan might emerge. "We're looking to resolve things as quickly as possible. I hope that will happen very soon."
Senate leaders trying to craft a bipartisan agreement took a pause in their talks, waiting to see how the latest House efforts pan out. Leaders in both chambers are pursuing plans that would raise the debt limit and reopen the government through early 2014. The House GOP tested provisions designed to win conservative support, drawing opposition from Democrats and the White House.
"There have been no decisions about what exactly we will do," House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) said after a meeting of House Republicans. "We're working with our members on a way forward, and to make sure that we provide fairness to the American people."