On MSNBC this morning, top Obama adviser David Plouffe made a similar claim, pointing out that the Boehner plan would ensure that “this whole debt ceiling spectacle” will be “repeated again a few months from now over the holidays.”Oh noes! John Boehner's the new Grinch!
“The debt ceiling debate would ruin Christmas,” Plouffe said. He was apparently ad-libbing the line, but now it’s found its way into the White House’s official talking points.
The Boehner plan would require "all of us to go through this again before the end of the year, in the most important economic season in the country," Carney said. "At a time when people don't want to worry about whether or not their interest rates are going to go up, their mortgage payments and their car payments and their student loan bills, and their credit card payments, especially as they're buying gifts for the holidays."Of course nobody will be buying anything since we'll be in the midst of a 500-day recession.
It's funny, though. Democrats didn't have any compunction about ruining Christmas when it came to voting for ObamaCare. So it's OK to interrupt the holidays to pass a trillion-dollar boondoggle, but finding time around the holidays to save the country from financial ruin is forbidden.
Glad at least to see the Democrats being consistent.