Via RCP, Senator Sessions, (R-Alabama) in a heart-felt speech on the Senate floor, stood up for tea partiers against attacks from Democrats and some Republicans (RINOS), and called Harry Reid’s bill “a hoax”.
Democrats campaigned for control of Washington and they chose, in a time of fiscal crisis, not to engage the budget process in a serious way. In fact, Senate Democrats are apparently so determined to avoid the public budget process that the Reid bill even includes language designed to circumvent that process for two more years. So you’ll forgive me if I’m a little perturbed by all these attacks on the Tea Party. They didn’t start the fire—they sounded the alarm.
Before last election, when Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress, every conversation was about increasing spending. Congress passed the stimulus, it passed the president’s massive new health care entitlement, it passed the president’s requests for extraordinary increases in discretionary spending—a 24 percent increase over the last two years. We’ve added $4 trillion to our gross debt since the president took office. Just in the time since Senate Democrats last passed a budget, we’ve spent more than $7 trillion.
These are the facts.
But, after the 2010 election, and the emergence of the Tea Party, we finally started to look at Washington’s spending problem. Now, instead of just raising the debt ceiling with no spending cuts—as the White House initially and repeatedly demanded—we’re trying to cut spending. People in the Tea Party, and those who share their concerns, should not be vilified. They are good, decent, patriotic Americans whose only crime is rightly fearing for the future of this nation.
Please let this not be true…
The Right Scoop: Boehner working on another secret compromise with Obama?
Freedom’s Lighthouse: Obama Press Secretary Issues Ominous Statement if No Debt Limit Deal is Reached: “We have no other alternative, we have to take action to ensure that we do not default” – Video 7/28/11
Hat tip: Brian B.