Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Oh I'd Like To Be a GOP Leader, That Is What I'd Truly Like To Be

It seems the Republican leaders in Congress have a liking for getting hit over the head with two-by-fours. Fresh off of doing the right thing by repealing Obamacare in the House and forcing Senate Democrats to go on record against repeal, we have news that the Republicans in the House have yet again reverted to form by offering a budget bill that falls short of their wimpy pledge of cutting $100 billion dollars, and way short of Sen. Rand Paul's proposal to cut $500 billion.  Once again fiscal conservatives and Tea Partiers are incensed.  And out come the two-by-fours...

Two Republicans in the House Appropriations Committee voted against sending the bill to the floor, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming and Arizona's truth-telling hero Jeff Flake, arguing that the cuts are inadequate.  It's too bad there aren't more like them in the Congress.  I don't know anything about Cynthia Lummis, but I am familiar with Jeff Flake's battles over the years at getting Republicans to live up to their proclaimed ideals of smaller government and lower taxes. I think that if they had paid attention to his arguments in the last six years we'd be in much better shape now, not having to fight our way out of the leftist swamps Obama & Co. have driven us into.

No comments:

Post a Comment