David Plouffe - White House Advisor
Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)
Gregory: OMG we’re in a debt ceiling crisis
but now I hear we may have deal!
Todd: the deal is a Super Committee which
will recommend spending cuts or there will
be a trigger of automatic spending cuts
across the board
Gregory: that sounds great
Todd: Democrats are not happy so it’s not over yet
Gregory: Pluffy what is the deal?
Plouffe: first we are going to have a trillion
dollars in cuts and then the Super Committee will
recommend more cuts and may look at taxes
Gregory: the Super Committee won’t do
anything will it
Plouffe: there will be pressure from the bipartisan
halleluja chorus for the Super Committee to
make a deal
Gregory: well that’s true but no one can
agree on anything these days
Plouffe: the pressure will come from the
trigger which will have frightening spending cuts
Gregory: so no tax increases at all in this deal?
Plouffe: the Committee will raise taxes!
Gregory: it sounds like you gave everything away
in exchange for vague promises of nothing
Plouffe: Hopefully the Committee will raise taxes
Gregory: what is with all these fucking committees??
Plouffe: people just love committee meetings
Gregory: why don’t you just slash entitlements already?
Plouffe: this debate isn’t over - we’re going to
have this fight over this all through 2011 and 2012
Gregory: what about my 401(k) ??
Plouffe: don’t worry rich people - a deal will
be made to protect you
Gregory: who gets paid when there is a default?
Plouffe: nobody - there’s no fucking money
Gregory: what about soldiers in combat?
Plouffe: the GOP would rather protect
tax breaks for private jets than pay them
Gregory: so what would be in this trigger anyway?
Plouffe: maybe closing tax loopholes
unless the GOP says no
Gregory: Would you cut Medicare please?
Plouffe: that’s what the GOP wants
Gregory: I know that - so do it!
Plouffe: maybe if we raised taxes too
Gregory: would Obama invoke the 14th Amendment?
Plouffe: no - the GOP just wants to create
a Constitutional crisis
Gregory: the economy is not growing at all
Plouffe: Obama inherited a Depression and
this debt ceiling debate hasn’t helped
Gregory: but I’m sure the GOP just wants
to help Obama
Plouffe: we need to put people to work
Gregory: you mean building them?
Plouffe: whatever works
Gregory: don’t we really need a third party ?
Plouffe: the traditional Republican Party has
gone crazy so Obama has stepped in to fill that gap
Gregory: so you’re saying we really need
a third party!
Plouffe: no and Fluffy you’re a moron
[ break ]
Gregory: Senator will you vote to pay the bills
for money we’ve already spent?
Thune: not without large spending cuts and
no tax increases
Gregory: what about the Super Committee?
Thune: it’s ok if it has the power to lower taxes
Gregory: Social Security drives the debt!
McCaskill: the GOP wants to take take money
from poor old people and give it away to
rich oil companies
Thune: no we took it from lazy leeches and
gave it to Job Creators
Gregory: I speak for the American people -
your attacks on the GOP are ludicrous!
McCaskill: calm down Fluffy
Gregory: we must cut Social Security!
Thune: Frankly your praise for the GOP is
right on David
McCaskill: we should cut defense
Gregory: what about Medicare!! [ grinning ]
McCaskill: you are a grinning fool fluffy
Gregory: I love Republicans but my 401(k) is in danger
Thune: sure but since Obama became President
I'm afraid we insist on dollar-for-dollar spending cuts
to raise the debt ceiling
Williams: the American people believe in empty clichés!
Reid: we’re tried to give them what they want Brian
Gregory: wouldn’t default just be another tax increase
Thune: in 2010 the American people voted
for tax cuts for the rich and defaulting on our debts
McCaskill: we all agree on massive spending cuts
- when the Moderate Middle speaks that’s
when American shines
Gregory: John you are so good looking -
are you running for President?
Thune: um no
Gregory: how about Vice President?
Thune: that’s a useless job for a person
who is essentially an empty suit devoid of ideas
Gregory: so that’s a yes
Gregory: Code Red! Code Red!
Cramer: CEOs are worried Obama will sell
the gold in Fort Knox
Gregory: that fiend!
Cramer: it’s potentially a global crisis
Brokaw: people are Fed Up™ with all the Bickering®!!!
Gregory: you are so wise
Bro: this is a Sad Commentary™
Gregory: Raul you are a crazy Tea Partier
Labrador: hey this debt was created over 30 years
so we have to solve it right now
Gregory: that sounds crazy
Labrador: if Democrats had supported
John Boehner there would be no problem
Granholm: this whole debate is completely insane
Gregory: Medicare is causing the debt!
Brokaw: we all went all a big spending binge -
the Republicans had their wars and Democrats
gave underserving people homes to live in
Gregory: truly we are all to blame
Brokaw: the American people got used to
the government taking care of problems -
well that has got to stop
Cramer: the Tea Party is going to cause a
recession if there is no agreement
Gregory: people love Social Security so we
should slash it
Labrador: I am sick of people saying
default is a crisis
[ jumps out the window ]
Gregory: there goes Jim
Labrador: we should raise taxes on the poor!
Gregory: will you vote for the current
debt ceiling plan?
Labrador: probably even though the
government still exists
Brokaw: your state is on welfare -
would you give it up?
Labrador: yes because the federal government is evil
Gregory: Default is the fault of hippies
from the 1960s who gave away the store to
old and poor people
[ grinning ]
Granholm: we need to cut but we also
need to invest in order to grow the economy
Lab: Jennifer Granholm caused the recession
while Texas grew by cutting taxes
Granholm: we lost manufacturing jobs you dolt
Gregory: I quoted the Wall St. Journal and now
let quote Peggy Noonan calling Obama a loser
Cramer: Obama created fear because
the Tea Party threatened to default
Brokaw: if Obama is a loser then Boehner is an idiot
Labrador: Default is no big deal because we can
pay some people and not others
Cramer: help help
Gregory: will the Super Committee raise taxes?
Labrador: I agree there should be tax reform -
lower for the rich and higher for the poor
Gregory: what about T-bills?
Cramer: they’re perfectly safe Fluffy -
unlike jumping out the window which
I regret in retrospect
Gregory: what will happen in 2012 ?
Brokaw: I don’t know but I’ll tell you this -
the Tea Party got angry and organized and they won
Labrador: hee hee
Brokaw: In Reagan’s time we didn’t have
Chinese Overlords - it’s a whole new world
Gregory: and that’s another episode of
Meet The Press