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DEBT: Republicans take lead in resolving crisis

Letter by Paul F. Adan, Tacoma on July 13, 2011 at 9:45 am | 139 Comments »
July 13, 2011 2:28 pm

Seven months ago, Americans voted overwhelming for fiscal responsibility by giving Republicans a majority in the House of Representatives. Here’s what we’ve seen in the time period since the election: the creation of the first federal budget in more than 800 days and two showdowns over raising America’s debt ceiling.

In typical fashion, the left-leaning media have ignored the obvious and painted the current showdown as the big, bad Republicans wanting to cut off Grandma’s Social Security benefits. Nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is that the Republicans are the ones who’ve taken the lead in resolving our debt crises.

President Obama, meanwhile, has demonstrated once again that he’s a “leader” who “leads” from behind. Only after the heaving lifting has already been done does he show up and try to claim credit. In the process, he sarcastically and condescendingly berates his political opponents and pretends that he’s the adult by saying things like “it’s time for us (meaning Congress) to eat our peas and carrots.”

Unless America gets a handle on the debt problem now, while we’re able to do so somewhat painlessly, we’ll soon face a scenario where we’ll have no choice but to make very severe and painful cuts.


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