By that, we supposedly put two Republican mens’ butts into US House Representatives chairs with one and only one main major mission – cut the spending. Each time a Continuing Resolution showed up that could have stopped the national madness that has been adding to the National debt, they folded on their promises and folded on the courageous vote to stand athwart the gunnels of our sinking financial ship and scream “No further!”.
True, the Senate never passed a budget – but now they are crafting one. Yet, have Republicans learned their lesson about the debt ceiling? McCain is trotting out the “Trust us, we’re Republicans!” and being emphatic that Republicans will deal honestly with Democrats over the Budget. Been there, done that, see above. Maybe Establishment Republicans believe that no R can do no wrong (after all, Gene Chandler set the policy here in NH “Any Republican that helps us regain power is a good Republican“). We cannot agree with McCain. We at the ‘Grok believe that Trust is first earned – it HAS to be earned for if it is merely given, it will be first be taken advantage of and then abused. It takes very little to lose earned Trust – to maintain Trust demands Consistency within Principles – not an attitude that “something must be or has to be done”. It is that latter ‘tude that has given us our $16 Trillion deficit. How’s that gonna work out for our kids’ children, eh?
US Senator Ted Cruz (R-AZ) has it exactly right (emphasis mine):
“The senior senator from Arizona urged this body to trust the Republicans. Let me be clear: I don’t trust the Republicans, and I don’t trust the Democrats. And I think a whole lot of Americans likewise don’t trust the Republicans and the Democrats because it is leadership in both parties that has gotten us into this mess. … What we are doing to our kids and grandkids, I think is immoral. Now, I commend the Democrats in this body for their candor. The Democrats and President Obama have been very explicit that it is their intention to raise the debt ceiling and to do so with no conditions whatsoever, just to keep borrowing and borrowing and borrowing money without any structural reforms to fix the problems. That is an intellectually consistent position. I think it is a dangerous position, but it is at least candid and that is the reason why everyday for sixty days the Democrats have opposed taking the debt ceiling off the table in this discussion. But unfortunately, one of the reasons we got into this mess is because a lot of Republicans were complicit in the spending spree, and that’s why so many Americans are disgusted with both sides of this House.”
We agree with him – on the topic of the National Debt, we have as little Trust in the Republicans as we do that Sens. McCain and Lindsay Graham will vote illegal alien amnesty down. Too many years, too many Trillions of dollars, and too many votes that failed to stop the headlong rush to the financial cliff