Wednesday, March 30

Note for Democrats: Spending Less is Not Extreme - Demanding More is...

It has been clear for a while that the Democrats are not interested at all in trying to win over Tea Party activists or people like myself who agree with the Tea Party goals of cutting spending and limiting Government.

Now it seems that the Democrats are taking a position of open hostility against Tea Party attempts to make out Government Representatives more responsible:
"The main thrust is basically that we want to negotiate and we want to come up with a compromise but the Tea Party is pulling Boehner too far over to the right and so far over that there is no more fruitful negotiations," Schumer said on the call. "The only way we can avoid a shutdown is for Boehner to come up with a reasonable compromise and not just listen to what the Tea Party wants. "

Schumer described Boehner as "in a box," over the budget negotiations.

The four senators came on the call after Schumer abruptly went silent and followed Schumer's script closely. - Washington Examiner
Some of our politicians simply have no shame at all. Unfortunately, this is a problem on both the left and the right. However, no amount of spin or even flat out slander of a segment of the voting population is going to change a very simple fact that the Government is recklessly borrowing huge amounts of money that they have no intention of ever paying back. And I think with this in mind, they have no problem trying to spend even more huge amounts of money, simply to buy votes. Keep in mind that the deficit for the current year is about $1.5 trillion out of a $3.5 Trillion budget. Republicans were attempting to cut budget spending by less than 2%. This is defined as extreme by Democrats. It might shock Senator Shumer, but many American families have been forced to such 'extreme' measures with their own budgets.

If Shumer wants extreme, I suggest the Republican members of Congress give it to him and the Democrat leadership. The easiest way to do this is by refusing to increase the debt limit.

Refusing to increase the debt limit will force the Government to operate under a balanced budget. Given how Democrats can't even cut frivolous and wasteful Government spending, this is probably the one way to stop this insanity. Is this an extreme way to go? the budget would have to be cut over 30% (Or cuts plus increase Government revenue). The more I listen to Congress bickering on CSPAN, the more I'm starting to think that this is the only way to go. It would be more tough love than extreme. It would surely be painted as the 'Nuclear Option', but hey, we live in a nuclear world.

At the very least, this should be the opening position for the Republicans in the House. Even if they eventually have to meet the Democrats 'half way', that will still be lots better than where we are being driven right now.

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