To raise the debt ceiling or not to raise the debt ceiling that is the question. To be or not to be an economy killer that is the question. Woody Allen said that politicians are one step below child molesters. Perhaps the time has come for a constitutional amendment requiring our politicians to wear the logos of their endorsers and contributors on their suits and helmets like Indy Car drivers so we will know exactly who they are representing as they drive the world economy right over a cliff.
If you listen to President Obama if the debt ceiling is not raised by August 2, 2011 the world economy will tank. If you listen to one of his wannabee challengers Michele Bachmann if the debt ceiling is not raised by August 2, 2011 it will be no big deal. What we do know is that when Tom Lehman Brothers collapsed because of the Bush Tax cuts for the top 2% of Americans who own 40% of the US wealth and the Bush Iraq and Afghanistan wars President Bush threatened Congress that if they didn't pass the TARP Bank Bailout immediately that he George W. Bush would declare Martial Law the next day. In 2008 the United States was one hair from becoming a fascist dictatorship.
Michele my belle, sont des mots qui vont tres bien ensemble, tres bien ensemble. People say that we carry our Karma and our feelings from one life to the next. Other people say that we keep reincarnating to give us another chance to correct our mistakes. Christians like Michele Bachmann do not believe in reincarnation as they wait eagerly for Jesus Christ to reincarnate. This is the God exception.
Marie Antoinette was the 15th child of noted stickman King of the Romans and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I of Austria. Marie Antoinette married King Louis XVI of France and became Queen of France. Like President Obama Louis XVI came to power in the middle of a financial crisis with the Country nearing bankruptcy with spending higher than revenues. This was because of France's particpation in the Seven Years War and the American Revolutionary War. In the French Monarchy the Royalty and nobility owned most of the country.
France during the Monarchy had a regressive tax system in which the tax rate decreases as the income increases. This placed a heavy burden on the poor people while numerous exemptions existed for the clergy and nobility like the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and offshore tax havens and loopholes which allow our nobility to pay no taxes at all. This allows our nobility to buy our Republican politicians and Fox News to tell the people that if Rupert Murdoch is forced to live on $47 Billion the obvious lie that he will not be able to hire people or buy that special French jam he likes so much.
The new French Finance Minister Jacques Necker said that tax loopholes for the nobility and Priests must be closed to increase revenues and that borrowing more money would solve the country's fiscal shortages, the Obama position. The King's Ministers heard this and fired him. As the price of bread soared and famine swept the land and Queen Marie Antoinette heard that the people had no bread to eat she screamed "Let them eat cake!"
Noted Christian Michele Bachmann and her Tea Party faithful are fond of calling President Obama a socialist, ignoring Jesus Christ who commanded that everyone sell all of their possessions and give all of the money to the poor. The French financial crisis caused the French Revolution and Marie Antoinette's head rolled off the guillotine. According to spiritualists this carried on Karma is the reason for Michele Bachmann's numerous debilitating migraine headaches.
Now, once again the reincarnated Marie Antoinette Michele Bachmann is screaming from the floor of the House of Representatives and from Iowa televisions "I will not raise the debt ceiling under any ciircumstances. Let them eat corn!" If the GOP once again drive the country and the world into a financial ditch can Martial Law and a fascist dictatorship in the United States be far behind? Perhaps the goal of Michele Bachmann is to become Dictator, not President of the United States of America. That would make headlines.