The left’s entire hand on the debt ceiling revolves around panic. Turbo Tax Tim Geithner said that August 2nd is the date that, if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, fiscal armageddon begins. President Obama said government checks may not go out if the debt ceiling isn’t raised. Harry Reid said failure to raise the debt ceiling would be a financial disaster resulting in a global depression. Pretty scary stuff.
Obama seems really worried about it, too:
WASHINGTON–President Obama returns to Chicago on Aug. 3 to mark his 50th birthday with fund-raisers at the Aragon Ballroom, with tickets ranging from $50 a person to $35,800 per couple, which includes VIP seating at a “Birthday Concert” where celebs will be performing and a dinner with the president.
The fundraiser at the Aragon, the historic ballroom in Uptown, will be one of the biggest third quarter events, expected to draw in national supporters. Obama’s 50th birthday is Aug. 4.
Obama expecting people to freak out about what happens on August 3rd but still hosting a high-dollar fundraiser/birthday party on that day reminds me of Al Gore flying around in private jets saying carbon emissions are killing us. If you want people to believe it, act like you believe it yourself.
Good news though — Obama’s birthday party will be televised so those unable to attend won’t feel left out.