Monday, July 25, 2011

A Better Speech

I think what I was hoping he would say was: I'm tired of dicking around with these irresponsible fools. They've already passed budgets mandating this level of spending, and if they won't do the right thing and cover their own debt obligations, I will. Pursuant to the 14th amendment, I'm directing the Treasury Secretary to ignore the debt limit and follow the spending plans Congress has already approved. If they don't like it they can sue me or impeach me, but I'm not letting them crash the global economy - AGAIN.

But that would have been quite a surprise.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I think we need a surprise right about now. What I thought was funny was that both the president and the speaker addressed this to the American people. Any American who wasn't fully apprised of the situation hasn't been listening, and is very unlikely to start paying attention now. I don't know who they should have addressed though. Clearly addressing each other hasn't worked.

    The Dalai Lama, maybe? Bruce Springsteen? I'm looking for higher powers here.