Rep. Allen West (R-FL) was interviewed yesterday concerning the ongoing budget and deficit negotiations between Democrats and Republicans, and the fear-mongering being done (as usual) by Democrats to protect their welfare state.
West called President Obama’s claims of Social Security checks not being delivered “leadership by intimidation and scare tactics.”
He’s absolutely right. That’s really all these socialist Democrats have in their arsenal. They know unprecedented numbers of Americans are waking up to (a) the dangers of socialism, (b) the unsustainability of socialism, (c) the magnitude of our debt, and (d) the unsustainability of our out-of-control spending. No rational argument can be made against major cuts in government, so they resort to fear mongering in the hopes of preserving the welfare state.
The Democrats have used the welfare state as fiscal cocaine and have pushed enough of it our way to make huge numbers of Americans addicted to it. If patriotic Americans ever manage to end the welfare state and put this nation back on a footing of freedom, Democrats know that there will be nothing left within their morally bankrupt party that will appeal to voters.
Stand the Democrats down on entitlements just once, and they are a bunch of busted criminals in search of a new raison d’être.
Oh, and Senator McConnell? Your asinine plan to capitulate responsibility to President Obama isn’t going to cut it. Pull some garbage like that–or any other sellout compromise–and it’ll be the GOP that’s looking for a new raison d’être.
Fortunately Andrew Stiles at the National Review reports Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH), chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee says McConnell’s plan isn’t going to cut it with Senate conservatives.
You have to watch these guys, every minute! Thank God we have people like Rep. West in congress!