Jun 30, 2011

Jon Stewart on the US Debt Ceiling Crisis (video)



Wednesday June 29, 2011: Thank goodness! Someone without an election campaign to finance, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, deals with the tiresomely political stalemate and one-upsmanship between Ds and Rs concerning the US economy and the August 2nd debt ceiling deadline.

Here in Athens, Georgia I suspect it's proving difficult for some of my aquaintances to take much of it very seriously since in Washington DC the issues are being treated as an opportunity to hold a 3-ring circus and score points against a Democratic White House. And did you hear that Treasure Secretary Timothy Geithner may be stepping down (or absconding) later in the year?

Actually, Secretary Geithner is denying it.

Personally I can't help but feel that if the GOP delights in making Capitol Hill look so completely idiotic and childish to the rest of the world because 'lawmakers' can't leave the golf course and come together long enough do their jobs and raise the debt ceiling without all the ideological crap piled in, then the Rs' campaign to 'make Obama fail' at the expense of all but the topmost tier of Americans is merely par for their cynical, zealous, corporate-worshipping course.

And if they don't shape up soon, may gophers and ferrets purloin every one of their balls.

2 comments:

Kieron said...

Thank you for adding a "typical" box to check! LOL :D

My state (Minnesota) shut down over budget stalemate at 12:01 this morning. Both sides are blaming the other. Typical!

jude cowell said...

Kieron, :) 'typical' describes so often their antics and camera ops, doesn't it? Now many state officials are as bad. Was sorry to hear of MN's shut down and I hope things will go better at some point very soon! jc