Thoughts on the Debt Deal

Not sure if it was the candle of La Virgen de Guadalupe I lit, or the reality of a debt deadline and the economic ramifications of a government default, but Congress finally got a deal passed… for my grandmother’s sake, I’ll say it was the power of la velita….

A few thoughts on the debt deal.

  • I applaud Speaker Boehner for his leadership. He was able to find common ground with his caucus using only his leadership, and none of the tricks of the past – no earmarks, no pork. The bill isn’t perfect, but it is a step in the right direction.
  • This deal was a victory for Republicans and for fiscal conservatives. A Republican controlled House (and a strong Republican minority in the Senate) was able to get a divided Government, where Democrats control two of the three branches, to pass a bill that reduces government spending by over $2 trillion dollars and had no new tax increases.  The new GOP is changing the conversation in Washington D.C., and that in itself is an accomplishment.
  • President Obama came out of this debate weaker than ever. He never provided a plan, and never showed leadership on this issue. Peggy Noonan was right, he’s a “loser.” VIDEO

From her WSJ column: “So he is losing a battle in which he had superior forces—the presidency, the U.S. Senate. In the process he revealed that his foes have given him too much mystique. He is not a devil, an alien, a socialist. He is a loser. And this is America, where nobody loves a loser.READ FULL WSJ ARTICLE.

  • The Debt deal can’t be that bad. Any bill that uber liberal Congresswoman Maxine Water hates I’m probably going to like.
  • The violent rhetoric used by the Democrats is reprehensible. Calling Republicans “terrorists” and saying the GOP is “holding America hostage” is wrong. Just because the politicians disagree on policy, does not mean they should use violent terms to define their opposition during a debate of ideas. Especially given the special appearance of Congresswoman Giffords, we should know the difference between debating policy and violent extremist. READ: Post-Giffords ‘New Tone’ Already Long Gone.
  • This entire situation makes me remember the words of my former boss, Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), who sized up Barack Obama back in 2007 , saying Obama is Jimmy Carter in a better suit. AUDIO: Obama/Carter Mashup

For more read these interesting posts:

DaTech Guy: “My reading of the Budget Bill some quick comments

Daily Grito: Debt Deal: The Bitterest Pill That Must Be Swallowed



  1. You open by saying you lit a candle of La Virgen. We light a candle to La Virgen. Your ideas and pronouncements of accomplishment for the party of wealth at the expense of the middle class and the poor is unfortunate and out of proportion. This is not very popular with Latinos in this part of the woods. I have read some of your blogs, Ms. Inclan, and it appears that Inclan is quite possibly a pseudonym. You republicans will say and do anything to pull the wool over Latinos’ eyes.

  2. If you have really read my blog you would know I have been very frank and open about my life ….growing up in a working class family of immigrants. My mother was a small business owner and my father a bus driver. I know too well what it means living paycheck to paycheck, and sometimes worse. It because of this I am a Republican.

    If you read this blog, you would know that I love my Latino culture, my Inclan last name and have fought hard for Hispanic causes.

    The reality is, at times both Parties have pulled the wool over Latino eyes. Our community must work hard to empower our ourselves and identify when either Party does wrong by Latinos…..

    Take for instance President Obama, who told Hispanics his policies would strengthen Latino families, he would fight for immigration reform, and would work to keep families together. Yet, he broke his promises to Latinos. Obama has ignored Latinos conveniently until election season. In the meantime, Latino unemployment rose to its highest levels and the Obama administration deported more immigrants than any other administration in history, nearly 1 million deportations over the past three years.

    With over 50 million Hispanics in the US, there is diversity of thought and our community is better for it.

    Hispanics need to work together to get more Latinos involved in the political process on both side, not question their heritage because we disagree with their point of view.

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