NYT: 'House Republicans Have Lost Sight of the Country's Welfare'

The New York Times on Tuesday told its readers, "House Republicans have lost sight of the country's welfare."

In an editorial entitled "The Republican Wreckage," the Gray Lady disgracefully claimed, "They have largely succeeded in their campaign to ransom America's economy for the biggest spending cuts in a generation" dimming "the futures of millions of jobless Americans":

House Republicans have lost sight of the country's welfare.

How so? By holding firm on not raising taxes?

Does the Times have a clue as to what's in the country's welfare?

Is giving more of your hard-earned money to a government that is just wasting it in your welfare?

It's not House Republicans that have lost sight of this. Instead, it's liberal media members like the Times editorial board that have lost sight that the country is the people not the government, and the people paying more in taxes is not in their welfare:

It's hard to conclude anything else from their latest actions, including the House speaker's dismissal of President Obama's plea for compromise Monday night. They have largely succeeded in their campaign to ransom America's economy for the biggest spending cuts in a generation. They have warped an exercise in paying off current debt into an argument about future spending. Yet, when they win another concession, they walk away.

This increasingly reckless game has pushed the nation to the brink of ruinous default. The Republicans have dimmed the futures of millions of jobless Americans, whose hopes for work grow more out of reach as government job programs are cut and interest rates begin to rise. They have made the federal government a laughingstock around the globe.

Never mind the main reasons we're at this juncture are because Democrats haven't proposed a budget in well over two years and the one the President cynically offered in February was defeated 97-0 in the Senate receiving not even one vote from his own Party.

As for interest rates beginning to rise, they've actually done nothing but fall all year.

But facts are unimportant to the Times when advancing an agenda is the goal, and the final line certainly showed this:

It's hard not to conclude now that dysfunction is the Republicans' goal -- even if the cost is unthinkable.

Actually, the dysfunction began when the Democrats took over Congress in 2007 handed a $161 billion deficit which they quickly turned it into a $1.6 trillion shortfall with trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see.

If there was any honesty left at the Gray Lady, this is what it would be telling its readers on a daily basis.

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