Why do we ever trust these darned GOP politicians?
They constantly tell us about all of the good they’re going to do when we get them elected, so we get them elected, and then they turn around and do the exact opposite of what they promised us they would do! Then when a gutsy conservative like Ted Cruz, or say Rand Paul, speaks out against the establishment and does stuff that his fellow legislators hate… they get all mad and call them “difficult” or “uncompromising.”
Thankfully, we do have leaders like Rand Paul fighting for us in Congress. Senator Paul called his Republican colleagues on to the carpet and derided them for their disgustingly hypocritical behavior. In fact, he slammed for acting like… DEMOCRATS! Ouch!
The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same. Republicans won the White House. Republicans control the Senate. Republicans control the House. And what will the first order of business be for the new Republican majority?
To pass a budget that never balances. To pass a budget that will add $9.7 trillion of new debt over ten years. Is that really what we campaigned on? Is that really what the Republican Party represents? Our first order of business will be a budget that never balances. A budget that adds $9.7 trillion to the debt…
Republicans say they are the conservative party. Are we? When George W. Bush was president for eight years, the national debt went from $5 trillion to $10 trillion. The debt doubled under a Republican president and a partially Republican Congress. And yet the words were, “Well, he had Democrats to deal with, and if we could ever take all three branches of government, things would be different.”
The Republicans took over the House in 2010. They still didn’t control the Senate, but they said, “If we only controlled the Senate, we can be the conservative party again.” We’ve had an election. The conservative party, the supposedly conservative party, won. Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the presidency, and the first item of business for the Republicans will be to pass a budget that never balances, a budget that will add $9.7 trillion to the debt over ten years…
Thankfully, Senator Paul didn’t leave us with just the bad news; he also offered his own conservative vision for how Congress should move forward. Here’s a hint – they should move forward CONSEVRVATIVELY.
Read the transcript here.