Another Prominent Democrat Opposes Increasing the Nation’s Debt Limit?

Yet another prominent Democrat Senator – not only Harry Reid – vigorously opposes raising the nation’s debt ceiling.  This is what he said on the Senate floor:

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.

Americans deserve better.”

Nobody could have articulated this issue more eloquently then… you’d never guess:

Barack Obama himself!

Ahhhhhhhh, yes… that was, of course, back in 2006 when then Senator Obama opposed so many of the very same presidential policies he now carries out himself.

For once, one might say: Mr. Obama – you are absolutely right!

Which Senator Adamantly Opposes Increasing the Nation’s Debt Limit?

In a passionate speech on the Senate floor, Senator ________ Said:

“How can the [Senators] in this Congress explain to their constituents that trillions of dollars in new debt is good for our economy? How can they explain that they think it’s fair to force our children, our grandchildren, our great grandchildren to finance this debt through higher taxes. That’s what it will have to be. Why is it right to increase our nation’s dependence on foreign creditors?

“They should explain this. Maybe they can convince the public they’re right. I doubt it. Because most Americans know that increasing debt is the last thing we should be doing. After all, I repeat, the Baby Boomers are about to retire. Under the circumstances, any credible economist would tell you we should be reducing debt, not increasing it.

“[We] won’t be making argument to supper this legalization, which will weaken our country. Weaken our county.”

Who is this Senator?  Could you believe it was Democrat Harry Reid?
But – wait!  That was back in 2006, when Democrats’ “job” was to oppose presidential policies.

 

Today, of course, Democrats support presidential policies.  “We have no choice. As people on Wall Street are saying, as academics are saying, the International Monetary Fund, everybody in the world recognizes that this country, the greatest country in the history of the world, cannot default on its debt,” the Nevada senator said.

When Senator Reid was recently asked by NBC’s David Gregory about the conflict between his 2006 and 2011 statements, Reid replied, “I don’t really know what vote you’re talking about, I’ve cast about 15,000 votes,” he said.

7 Months into the Federal Fiscal Year – Why is there No Budget?

The 2011 Federal fiscal year started October 1, 2010.

At that time – Democrats had a majority in Congress – both the House and the Senate.

Why haven't Democrats passed a budget resolution on time?

Rep. Charles Rangel, the senior Democrat in the House (serving since 1971) has finally shed some light on the reason why Democrats haven't passed a 2011 budget resolution before they lost control of the House in November 2010 mid-term elections:

 

You didn't WHAT?

You didn't get to it???

 

Oh! We GET IT now, Mr. Rangel, thank you!