Speaker Boehner: Now Is Not The Time To Cave

Posted by Larry Miller on July 26, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment


We survived the folding of Senate Minority Leader McConnell and his attempt to wash his hands of the debt ceiling battle by giving Barack Hussein Obama a blank check. Under his plan, the Republicans could register ineffective objections as he ran up even more debt to bury our grandchildren with. His idea was just to let him destroy our economy, and let him take the blame for our evening meals consisting of hot dogs and beans.

Well, for myself, I don’t feel the need to have someone to blame for me eating beanie weanies every night. I DON’T WANT TO EAT BEANIE WEANIES EVERY NIGHT! I would rather not have it happen and if it does, I will not feel better because I can curse Obama for my plight. I would rather have it not happen in the first place. If leaders are to have our support they need to be working for our good, not just shift the blame to someone so they look good.

For those not watching lately, this is exactly what the President is doing when he says he would go along with changes in Social Security and Medicare to save money on the budget. He is not agreeably looking for a solution. He is looking to blame Republicans when he goes to the public and explains why there is no money to continue the current level of funding for these programs. This is just standard operating procedure for the current regime. They have taken no responsibility for any of their failures.

In the photo above taken during Saturdays command performance at the White House. Speaker Boehner looks relaxed as he sips his coffee while Obama and Reid look like they are wondering why they did not get any. Actually the President is showing the stress of not having the money to fund the pain he is inflicting on the American people, and Harry Reid – who knows what is going on in his imperial mind.

John Boehner looks relaxed, and he should. He is holding the cards. This is something the liberal progressives did not have to deal with during the first two years of the regime and they are at a loss as to how to deal with a Republican who actually stands up to them. We have seen them impose one indignity after another on us with no concern for the wishes of the citizens. Now Speaker Boehner has been empowered by the people to stand in the gap and tell them “Not so fast”. He now has the responsibility to use this authority wisely.

The plan on the table now, with a BRAC like commission to come up with a plan for cutting spending may or may not pass the house. In a way, it’s an abdication of congressional responsibility. It probably won’t pass the Senate either. But, on the other hand, Harry Reid’s scheme will be, to use his own words, “dead on arrival” in the House. So what are they going to do? This is Washington, with it’s backroom deals, lobbyists and the other unsavory characters that cling to people with the power of the purse. It is hard to tell.

What is sure is that any kind of agreement that produces more debt now with promises of cuts in the out years is not worth the paper it is printed on. Democrats and too many Republicans have short memories when it comes to longer term commitments. Then again, they always find reasons why deals made in the past cannot be kept because of changing circumstances. For anyone in congress who really believes in cuts over a ten year period, I have a bridge I would like to sell them.

The most this crowd of spenders can trusted for is about two to three years. If they are not willing to make any immediate efforts, they are not serious about cutting anything. The reality is that there should be no increase in the debt limit. They should all be working on ways to reduce the debt – not raise it.

We are told that raising the debt limit will not reduce spending, as this is money congress already allocated. They made their pork-laden decisions and now we have to come up with more money to pay for them. What this really is telling us is they they spent money they, and we, do not have… and they don’t want to go back to their constituents, whether they be those trapped on the government plantation or fat cat corporate donors, and explain the error their ways and that they cannot deliver whatever it was they promised.

This would show them to not be so powerful and worthy of the votes or contributions. This money disbursed through the various bureaucracies is their source of power and they are not about to give it up without a fight. This is really what we are seeing in DC now. It is a fight to the death for who will be supreme. Will it be the political elite or will it be We, the People.

This is where John Boehner has the opportunity to save the republic or he can be one more politician who gave the appearance of having a backbone for few brief, glorious days. The results of the mid-term elections show what the people want. It is now up to the Speaker which way we go. Most of the people do not believe the President when he tries to scare them with his dire predictions of default. He is the boy who cried “wolf” several times too many.

Inside the beltway, we have seen far too many pragmatists who go along to get along. What this country needs is someone who will stand on principle. We need heroes that actually do good for the country rather than sing a few songs between drunken stupors and recreational pharmaceutical binges. We need real heroes in the mold of Witherspoon, Washington, and Jefferson. We need to see leaders do the right thing in spite of personal cost. This may well be John Boehners’ Patrick Henry moment. Will he be up to it? Time will tell. I’m pulling for him to the man we need at this time. He needs all then encouragement we can give – as do all the others in the House and Senate. Now is not the time to cave and give the habitual spenders another fix of taxpayer backed, borrowed dollars.

Mr. Speaker, now is not the time to cave to the pressures. Let’s not snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!

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