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.