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“We have to pass the (health care) bill so you can find out what is in it.”
“Nancy Pelosi, speech to National Association of Counties, March 9. 2010 – Speaker of the House and third in line to be President in the event Obama were removed from office. This statement is pure 100% dumbness. And you ask yourself how do these people of such little intellect get elected? Can’t we do better.
“When we start talking about the debt, the first thing people do is run to Social Security. Social Security is a program that works and it’s going to be fully funded for the next 40 years…No, it’s not a crisis. This is something that’s perpetuated by people who don’t like government. Social Security’s fine.”
Harry Reid on the Senate floor discussing Republican efforts to block increase in debt ceiling. If the man has ever read the Social Security Annual Report, he would know that Social Security has an IOU from the Treasury to be paid out over the next 75 years for 90+ trillion or 43 trillion present value. These monies owed Social Security and Medicare are affectionately called “unfunded liabilities”. Please!!! It is debt so stop lying about the actual term. Oh sure from an accounting standpoint it is a liability that the Treasury owes, not a debt the public owes as in the 17 trillion we now have thanks to so-called President Obama. Of course, the difference between debt and unfunded liabilities is only important to those who hope to someday get Social Security. And after all isn’t the Treasury pretty much we citizens who pay taxes? If not the citizens who else? So you see unfunded, funded, wasted, or printed, all mean the same thing… it’s money we don’t have and have no real idea how to find it from our citizens. Put that aside for now, the actual debt of this Country at this very moment… if we were to have to cough up every dollar of debt we would have: (43 trillion unfunded Social Security) + (17 trillion general obligation debt) for a total of $60,000,000,000,000,000. That works out to $190,470 per every man. woman and child currently residing and being a citizen of the United States. Notice I say “citizen of the United States”… illegals would not be on this list of debtors. While my stats are factual admittedly they are far-fetched as this Country simply could not now or nor ever pay this amount given the current anemic GDP growth rate of 2% or less under Obama. Fast forward 20 years when some of these bills come due in a landslide as baby boomers peak out retirement, I would ask you to give me a single plausible rationale as to how we deal with this debt. Grandma’s Social Security check depends on us coming up with the money. Borrow the money you say… from who? And at what interest rate? And for how long? A single cell amoeba could figure out the United States is headed towards bankruptcy or worse anarchy… and Obama, while not solely responsible, is the accelerant or gasoline that poured 7 trillion onto the debt fire, and then you have hare-brained Harry Reid making statements like above. Total political hackery. He can’t be this dumb, I am a mere mortal citizen and have just read documents readily available from the government and figured out we are mortally fucked in 20 years or less. How come this guy with access to every piece of information the government owns, doesn’t know what I know. Well it’s because he is dumber than Nancy Pelosi.
Reid talking about Obamacare on Senate floor Feb 2014
“Despite all that good news, there’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they’re being told all over America,” said Reid.
Another gem by hare-brained Harry. The guy is so dumb he didn’t even hedge his statement by saying something like: “Many of the claims are untrue”. No not Harry, true to his dumbbell out of touch career politician roots, he goes all in and says: “All of them are untrue” Few things in life are perfectly true or untrue, but Harry knows something the rest of us don’t know. There are indeed things that are 100% untrue… there’s no room whatsoever for the possibility just maybe a single person experienced a catastrophic medical emergency at the same time they lost their insurance. NOPE… I consider this statement by Reid a notch higher on the dumbbell scale.
And finally the dumbest statement that has been repeated more often than “President Bush left me the worst recession since the Great Depression”…. tada:
“ I know that there are millions of Americans who are content with their health care coverage – they like their plan and they value their relationship with their doctor. And that means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what. My view is that health care reform should be guided by a simple principle: “fix what’s broken and build on what works”.”
This is the most brazen, factually incorrect, and knowingly dumbest, yet most significant and impactful statement made by a President in the past 50 years. This was the exact verbiage of a speech to the AMA in May 2011 in Chicago Illinois.
UPDATE 2016: Pelosi is no longer in line to be President. Her dumb statements finally caught up with her and she was tossed out of the majority in the House. Scary Harry Reid looking like he is knocking on deaths door is finally… yes finally retiring. He like Pelosi were traded in for smarter dumbells known as Republicans. And the biggest dumbbell is Obama. It has finally become common knowledge he lied through his teeth on the Affordable Care Act. God help us… we need brighter and less political hacks in Washington.
UPDATE 2018: Surprise! Nitwit Nancy is back as the Speaker. And has she really gotten dumber.
UPDATE 2020: Nancy Numb-nuts Pelosi lead an impeachment effort against Trump in 2019 and it backfired right in her face. Then to show just how dumb she really was… in front of 34MM people at the State of the Union in 2020, she tore up Trumps speech. Pure histrionics, but dumb nonetheless. She looked like a pure and simple “little baby throwing a tantrum”. Her colleagues should have yanked her aside and told her “that shit won’t fly”. “The public was offended by your antics.” But she is such a brick-brain she wouldn’t have listened anyway. My sincere hope is that as I write once again how dumb she is, that karma will deal her a hand of cards with the top card being the “devil” card signifying she is now done FOR GOOD! And that her lasting legacy was a pitiful example of what not to do, and along with that legacy, the House changes order back to Republican. If it does, her legacy will be sealed as one of the worst Speakers dead or alive. And Trump will likely be considered one of the greatest Presidents dead or alive. Him having both houses will electrify this Country like no other event in the last 60 years. The man is sometimes tone deaf as to his comments, but make no mistake he is a man of his word, and he gets stuff done despite all the boat anchors like Pelosi holding him back. He was the right man for our time. We suffered through 8 years… we were due for a Trump kinda President. If you read this say a single prayer that Trump is re-elected and that the House is Republican. You will not be sorry for having done so. Call me if you are 630-327-9389.