By Paul Kane
White Lake Township resident
The financial shenanigans going on in Washington D.C. are truly disturbing. It proves that we regular folks must apply even more pressure to our elected officials in order to head off an even darker financial nightmare. (The debt is the problem, not the debt limit.)
Democrats refuse to even discuss “spending cuts” in regards to the out-of-control growth of big government. They want only to raise taxes and grow government even larger.
(Members of) Republican leadership are so wimpy that their latest offer is to grow the deficit only $7 trillion instead of $9 trillion over the next so many years. While Republican leaders play lip service to wanting to cut spending, the truly conservative legislators seem to be holding strong for real cuts.
Are the Republican establishment folks again frightened that they’ll be blamed if something goes haywire? Wake up! Of course you’ll be blamed, every time, from now until forever, whether or not you’re complicit, because blaming others is what cry babies do. And if spending isn’t cut a lot, “haywire” will certainly follow.
Remember folks, that “baseline budgeting” has large built-in increases from one year to the next. Thus, when the establishment says “cuts” they really mean “don’t grow quite as quickly as planned.” Our economy will never repair if they keep getting away with their business-as-usual double talk.
The 2010 elections shouted loud and clear that we taxpayers want our government to stop spending money that we don’t have. Apparently, many in our government still didn’t hear us. To anyone who voted for a Democrat who is currently in office, are you ashamed of yourself yet? Democratic leaders have been playing these games for as long as I can remember.
But you Republicans? Are you just Democrats who wear GOP lapel pins? Or are you real Americans who will demand that the deceitful thieves in Washington D.C. stop destroying our country?
C’mon, folks. Let’s again overload and then collapse the telephone system in Washington D.C. The time is now.