When people are convinced something is wrong, it compels action. At times, the action is radical and other times it is measured. The plan of action typically depends on the nature of the situation.
Our Founding Fathers felt revolting against a tyrant nation was the best course of action and only the most Liberal revisionists will argue otherwise. Other times waiting out the situation is the best decision like President Kennedy did at the Bay of Pigs.
Today’s mainstream media will have the uninformed believe anyone who tries to shut the government down requires a seat next to Darth Vader of the Evil Empire. The media portrays any politician who wants to restore fiscal sense to the chaos we call Washington, DC as a Right Wing Whacko.
Make no mistake about it; there are Right Wing Whackos in equal number to Left Wing Nut Jobs, but not when it comes to fiscal policy and stemming the budget deficit and our nation’s debt. In this regard, I expect our elected officials to fight anything resembling deficit spending or that contributes to the debt.
In fact, I think the most important issue these idiots in Washington, DC must address is managing the budget. This is not rocket science. You can only spend what you earn. If you cannot cut expenses, you must increase revenue. If you can’t increase revenue then you must cut expenses.
Based on the results I see coming from our nation’s capital, I guess there are reasons smart people become rocket scientists and lawyers become politicians.
Congress passed a resolution to raise the federal credit limit past its $17.3 trillion debt load. It extends the government’s ability to borrow money through March 15, 2015 – well beyond the mid-term elections in November. The vote was 221-201 with 29 Republicans caving in and voting with all but two Democrats.
The cowardly Republicans had their reasons that mostly orbit around getting re-elected but I think we need to send a message and November is our only opportunity to send it. I urge voters to vote the bums out and replace them with anyone willing to fight for the American Society. If that means a government shut down so be it. It is the only stick Congress has to save the nation.
President Clinton read the tea leaves and moved to the center when Newt Gringrich took Congress by storm in the 90s. The nation prospered. It can be done.
These are the losers who failed their constituents in this vote.
- John Boehner (R-Ohio), Speaker of the House
- Ken Calvert, (R-Calif)
- Dave Camp (R-Mich.)
- Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Majority Leader
- Howard Colble, (R-N.C.)
- Chris Collins, (R-N.Y.)
- Charlie Dent, (R-PA)
- Michael Fitzpatrick, (R-Pa)
- Michael Grimm, (R-N.Y.)
- Richard Hanna, (R-N.Y.)
- Doc Hastings, (R-Wash)
- Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)
- Peter King (R-N.Y.)
- Frank LoBiondo, (R-N.J.)
- Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Majority Whip
- Howard McKeon (R-Calif)
- Patrick Meehan, (R-Pa)
- Buck McKeon (R-Calif.)
- Gary G. Miller, (R-Cailf)
- Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)
- Dave Reichert (R-Wash)
- Harold Rogers (R-Ken)
- Peter Roskam (R-Ill.)
- Ed Royce, (R-Calif)
- Jon Runyon, (R-N.J.)
- John Shimkus, (R-Ill)
- Chris Smith, (R-N.J.)
- David Valadao, (R-Calif)
- Frank Wolf, (R-Va)
The two Democrats who voted against the measure were Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and John Barrow (D-Ga.).