In drafting the Constitution, the Founders of our nation envisioned three co-equal branches of government. Over the years, we have ended up with an all powerful President and Supreme Court at the expense of the Congress. It is time for the Republican Controlled Congress to use the power of the purse to exercise its legitimate authority over the laws of the United States. Of course, it takes guts to challenge the President and the Courts, something very few Republicans seem to have these days, particularly because their leaders John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House and the Republican Senate Majority Mitch McConnell are useless, ineffective and incompetent. They both have to go.
The Congress should pass a budget that will balance in ten years, which means many cuts and reform of Entitlements. It cannot happen any other way. If common sense results in a government shut down, then so be it. It is time for Republicans to stand up to Obama and his Socialist Pals in government. We did not spend billions of dollars electing a Republican Congress to get Socialists Lite that continue to grow government and bankrupt our country. We elected Republicans to roll back 100 years of Socialist creep that is destroying our nation.
If Republicans don't act in accordance with the Party Platform in support of limited government, lower taxes, less regulations, a strong national defense. balancing the budget and paying off the National Debt, protecting our 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment rights, limiting abortion etc. etc, then who the hell needs them. The Republican Party will go the way of the Whigs if they don't adhere to and act on Republican Core Principles. The time has come for Republicans in Congress to stand up and be counted to take back our country. Just showing up, does not constitute success, or a reason to have them remain in office.