Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Profiles In Courage - Cut, Cap & Balance

Republicans in the House of Representatives have demonstrated profiles in courage as they enacted Cut, Cap and Balance by a vote of 234 to 190 to get our fiscal house in order and prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   The vote in favor included nearly all Republicans and 5 Democrats.  These Congressmen and Women are American heroes.  This legislation would cut spending by $111 billion in the next fiscal year, a drop in the bucket, in exchange for raising the National Debt Ceiling by another $2.4 trillion dollars to $16.7 trillion. Once again, a trillion dollars is a thousand billion dollars.   So this means raising the Debt Ceiling by $2,400 billion dollars.  But in an attempt to bring and end to this lunacy, future federal government spending is capped at no more than 19.9% of GDP by 2021, which is still high.   Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress are currently spending 25% of GDP.   This blogger would have been more comfortable with federal government spending of 17 or 18% of GDP; but this is a good start.  Most important, this House legislation brings a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment up for a vote by the states. 

Clearly, our elected representatives of both political parties have proven over and over again that they cannot be trusted to balance the federal budget.   As such, the only way WE THE PEOPLE can regain control of our country is by Constitutional Amendment.  It will not happen any other way.   Republicans in the House of Representatives have finally demonstrated true profiles in courage by enacting this sensible legislation.   Of course, it is dead on arrival in the Senate because Republicans there, many of whom are RINO's, are looking for a "compromise deal" that will surrender the ideals of the Republican Party and the interests of the American people.  There can be no more compromise with Socialists, including President Obama, because they are destroying our country. 

Republicans in the Senate should hold firm.   They have the votes to stop any crazy deal that raises taxes and or fails to stop the deficit spending that is bankrupting our country.  Any Republican that does not get with the program must be challenged and defeated in the primaries.   Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate Minority Leader is a RINO.  McConnell, who often looks like he has been embalmed, has to go.   Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina must replace McConnell as Minority and eventually Majority Leader once Conservatives regain control of the Senate in 2012.  In the mean time, call your Senator and tell him or her to vote for Cut, Cap and Balance when it reaches the Senate in the next few days.   This legislation is the only plan that will put our fiscal house in order once and for all. 

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