Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's A Wonderful Life, The Missing Debt Limit Scene!!

Starring President Obama as George Bailey, Joe Biden as Uncle Billy, John Boehner as Mr. Potter and Michelle Obama as Mary Bailey!!  Coming soon to a Cable News station near you!!

OBAMA:  "...Now listen to me. I, I beg of ya not to do this thing. If Boehner gets a hold of this Building and Loan, there'll never be another decent house built in this town. He's already got charge of the bank. He's got the bus line. He got the department stores, and now he's after us. Why? Well, it's very simple. Because we're cuttin' in on his business, that's why. And because he wants to keep you livin' in his slums and paying the kind of rent he decides."

CHARLIE: Tell us about our money? Where's our money?

OBAMA: You're thinking about this place all wrong, as if I had the money back in a safe. Your money's not here.  Why, your money's in people's houses!   Your money's in Joe's house, it's right next to yours.  It's is in the Kennedy house, and the MacClaren house, and in your house, and a hundred others. You're lending them the money to build, and they're going to pay it back to you the best they can.  Now what are you going to do, foreclose on them?"

"Charlie, remember that unemployment check we sent you last year?  And the student loan we gave your daughter?  And your Aunt Peg's Medicare benefits?  And the bridge that fell down in Minnesota, and the tornadoes in Arkansas?"

"Joe, you had one of those Boehner houses, didn't you? Well, have you forgotten? Have you forgotten what he charged you for that broken-down shack? Here, Ed. You know, you remember last year when things weren't going so well, and you couldn't make your payments. Well, you didn't lose your house, did you? You think Boehner would have let you keep it?"

"Can't you understand what's happening here? Don't you see what's happening? Boehner isn't selling. Boehner's buying! And why? Because we're panicky and he's not. That's why. He's pickin' up some bargain. Now, we can get through this thing all right. We've, we've got to stick together, though. We've got to have faith in each other."

(PS  I sure hope Michelle Obama has some of her wedding loot left...)

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