Rep. Allen West (R-FL) was strongly supported by the Tea Party in 2010, and he supports the Tea Party and their core values of limited government and fiscal responsibility. But now some serious disagreement has sprang up between West and some Tea Party supporters. West has announced he will support Speaker John Boehner’s latest bill which does little to cut the budget and little to deal with our nation’s crippling $14 trillion debt. In response, some of his supporters are now on the warpath and are threatening to run someone against him in next year’s primary.
The Leftist Democrats have been whining (as they always do) for weeks now for “compromise, compromise, compromise” on the looming debt and credit rating situation. Senator Harry Reid showed us today exactly what liberals mean when they ask for conservatives to “compromise”: shut up and do it my way.
August 2nd as a deadline to avert default is nothing more than a lie by Obama. Republicans have all but ceded that debate, however, and refuse to call Obama out. The agencies are not rating Washington’s unwillingness to borrow more, but politicians’ reluctance to stop borrowing so much. Meaning, whoever votes for a bill that ensures a downgrade — or signs it — owns that downgrade politically. Like the ancient Mariner who killed the ship’s good luck, the albatross, politicians will be made to wear AA as a shameful reminder of Washington’s greed, avarice, and profligacy.
Steven Crowder’s latest “Louder With Crowder” video is not only funny but highly educational. Steven discussed the financial bailouts of a couple of years ago with Mark Matson of Matson Money who manages $2.7 billion in wealth. He called it a scam and crony capitalism, which is what it was. Matson went on to discuss the East India Trading Company which was “too big to fail,” yet when it did, the world didn’t come to an end as they claimed would happen on Wall Street.
How much is $14 trillion? Well, it the size of our federal debt, run up over several decades, several congresses and several presidents, with a couple of trillion thrown in during the last two years by President Obama and his fellow Democrats. Unfortunately those most responsible for this $14 TRILLION are the ones least interested in reducing it or getting spending under control.