Just yesterday President Obama asked Congress to raise the debt ceiling another $1.2 trillion. Apparently Washington has burned through the more than $1 trillion they got last August. Think about it. In only five months we have spent $1 trillion more than we have taken in! What happened to Kelly and Charlie and Frank and all the other “Tea Party” people we elected to Congress to stop this madness?
What happened to them? Washington happened that’s what. Washington DC is controlled by a small number of big government progressives in both parties. They will never allow any real cuts in spending to occur. NEVER!
To highlight this point I’d like to tell you about something that happened at a Town Hall meeting put on by Senator Kelly Ayotte that we attended last fall. The subject about over spending by Congress came up and Senator Ayotte was asked if she thought Washington would ever be able to make any real cuts to spending?
Her answer perfectly describes why we will never get Congress to cut spending. She described a bill that was proposed in the Senate that would have actually eliminated a program that cost about $5 billion per year. What the program was is not important to the point.
What is important to know is that even President Obama himself had told the Senate directly that he favored this program being eliminated. But the US Senate, while running up trillion of dollars of deficits each and every year, could not even cut this one program.
So here we are again with Obama needing another $1.2 trillion to keep the government running through the end of the year. I used to curse our elected officials for this spending problem. But you know what, we are the problem. SHAME ON US.
Shame on all of us for destroying our children’s and grand children’s future. For destroying our country’s future. They call our parents generation “The Greatest Generation”. I don’t want to think about how we will be remembered.