|Republican scorched earth policy.|
"I believe strongly that the first responsibility of the United States federal government is to protect this nation and our citizens, so I'm not calling for absolute or real cuts in defense,"
He thinks the military industrial complex could be slowed down by "becoming more efficient" but any savings should be plugged back into the military money funnel that is sucking this country down the drain.
The former governor from Minnesota also believes we shouldn't raise the debt limit unless we are willing to sacrifice Social security and Medicare. It's the cut-go plan. Cut off your nose to spite your face.
Social Security and Medicare are two things that aren't important - when compared to defense because old people and sick people can't defend us from terrorists.
When asked if he was worried about bankrupting the US and putting it's credit rating in the hole, and the idea that hitting the debt ceiling would be catastrophic, he said, "The answer is... nobody really knows because we've not been at this point before."
What happens when you overdraw your checking account? Never happened before? Try it once and find out.
Pawlenty lies when he says ,"President Obama was setting up this false choice between default and raising the debt ceiling. And at least for a while, you can take away that false choice by ordering the Treasury to pay the obligations to outside creditors first, and there's enough cash flow to do that for quite some time."
Pawlenty and other corporate owned Republicans want you know it's important to pay your creditors first before feeding your children. And forget all of you poor suckers who live on the government dole- all of you entitlement takers on Social Security, Veterans pensions, and retired government employees who will just have to wait for your check to be in the mail. Must pay China first.
In Pawlentys' world you just ignore what economists are saying about not raising the debt limit. As soon as we default on the debt - the world economy crashes. No big deal!
And don't forget. Whenever Republicans say Social security is dragging the economy down- it's another lie. Social security isn't part of the Federal budget. And SS and a large portion of Medicare have their own revenues and separate budgets that get no money from general revenue.
What Pawlenty is spouting is pure nonsense, he knows that we cannot choose to not raise the debt ceiling. If Congress is irresponsible enough to not pass it - Obama will have to do it unilaterally using emergency powers Directive 51 here
Isn't providing for the health and welfare of the American people protecting "this nation and our citizens'?
That depends on your political party. The one with the "R" isn't on your side - unless of course you happen to be a billionaire.
You have to wonder just how much Halliburton or General Dynamics stock Pawlenty owns? How about you Newt, got any Boeing or General Electric or Blackwater in your portfolio? As long as we remain in 'perpetual war for perpetual peace", these racketeers keep making money. They couldn't give a dang about Medicare, Social Security or any program that benefits the people because it robs money from their war profiteering.
Might as well say this too-while he's at it.
Here we go again..Social Security is not a drain on the Treasury. In fact, Social Security has a surplus, which has been lent to the Treasury in the form of Government bonds. If we lifted the salary cap, Social Security would never go broke. It has always paid its benefits, and will continue to do so for another 20 years if we do nothing. After that it will pay 80% of the scheduled benefit. But with a little tweaking, as has been done in the past, it will be able to pay 100% of benefits
After all these years of suspecting that the Republican Party would destroy the people to "save the country", we now have confirmation that they actually intend to destroy the country as well as the people as well as any and every other country and people they can.
Why? because there is money to be made.
It's called the scorched Earth approach.