April 19, 2011 - 08:53 PM
by Mike Huckabee
The bad news is, it appears that GOP leaders may go along with raising the debt limit; but the good news is they will most likely demand something in return like spending caps or a balanced budget amendment.
The President appeared to start an effort to lead on the issue, but sadly, the effort wasn’t toward a clear path of debt reduction, but instead an effort to lead his fellow Democrats in the ways of backtracking from an old position. After all, it was then-Senator Obama who said, “the fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.” Now, President Obama has also said in regards to raising the debt limit, “we always have. We will do it again,” now is that the kind of change people expected?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has also joined President Obama in declaring that he now regrets his vote not to raise the debt limit, and says he didn’t realize all the problems it would cause.
Personally, I think Senator Reid has started an encouraging trend - because it sure makes a voter’s decision much easier if all the candidates running for re-election in 2012 would list the bills that they voted for without knowing what they were doing and that they now regret.
But here’s a question; because it seems that many of those votes were made for political spite and posturing, is it possible that their votes for Obamacare, the bailouts, and the stimulus spending were votes done for that reason as well?
It’s time for the Federal Government to operate like every responsible American family - who knows the simple truth that you can’t spend money you don’t have, and if you’re in a hole the first thing you have to do is stop digging.
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