Thursday, September 30, 2010

Billy Long Endorses Nancy Pelosi

Billy Strongly Agrees with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barack Obama and the Democrat Controlled Congress: wants to restore spending to 2008 level.

It was a story all the pundits missed. It was right there in front of us and we missed it.

Roseann Moring, September 27, 2010, Candidates express differing views on federal budget, Springfield News-Leader.-

Long would like to see federal government spending rolled back to 2008 levels.

"That would save us $100 billion a year, just by doing that."

Spending rolled back to 2008 levels?

Let's refresh our auctioneer memory: The Democratic party took control of Congress (both the Senate and the House of Representatives) in November 2006; they won the presidential election in November 2008 and took over the office of President in January 2009.

By wanting to roll back spending to 2008 levels, when Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the House, Billy is telling us that he thinks Pelosi and Reid did a pretty dang good job in controlling spending.

Of course Billy knows that congress controls the purse strings, not the executive branch. I am sure he remembered that when he said he wants to roll spending back to 2008 levels.....the democrat congress approved budget.

Ah, the irony of it all! Long endorses Pelosi! And he didn't even know he did it!

Now, Long may not think he is saying that, but, just as accepting an endorsement and checks from a group that wants to cut Social Security signifies that you want to cut social security, his wanting to return spending to 2008 levels, when democrats controlled congress, says he thinks Pelosi, Reid, Obama et al were doing a pretty good job.

Why stop at 2008? Why not got back to 2000? There was a budget surplus then, the deficit was noticeably smaller, people were working, the economy was good, why not go back to 2000?

Once again our auctioneer shows us that, while he can spout the talking points, he appears not to have a clue of their context or deeper meaning or even what he is saying!

Also in Moring's article --
All programs need to be looked at, but one of the first he would target is the added expenses of the health care law. Long said Congress should simply defund it.

"That's a program we cannot afford."
In the closing minutes of our talk at Trailliner on Tuesday, I asked Long if he provided health insurance for his employees.

Billy Long replied "They're all covered, I've offered it to them, the ones that don't have, everybody's got healthcare, I offer it to them either in salary and that, and they always take it in salary, so."

Long told me, "everybody's got healthcare."

Then he inserted this caveat: "I offer it to them either in salary and that, and they always take it in salary, so."

But he said, "They're all covered." Then he said, "they always take it in salary".

Doesn't that mean that no one is covered?

More obfuscate statements from the auctioneer Billy Long!

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