It’s always the same thing. Every day is just like the other days. There’s some crisis. President Obama screeches about the crisis at campaign stops, makes outrageous demands and refuses to negotiate with anyone. This fiscal cliff business is just the latest example. Not only is he refusing to raise revenue by simplifying the tax code and closing loopholes, (you’d think he wouldn’t care how he gets the money, as long as he gets it, but no…) he’s demanding unlimited power to raise the debt ceiling whenever he wants with no input from Congress. He’s no different from any of history’s other dictators.
What Barack Obama is asking for is dictatorial power to spend as he sees fit, without limits and without input from Congress. In the absence of a national budget, which we have not had for more than three years, Obama’s spending power would be unlimited.
What the president needs, really, is to have his credit card taken away. But unfortunately he got it extended for another four years on Nov. 6. His remarks today reveal that he fully intends to spend as much money as possible without regard for those who will eventually have to pay off his debts. (Read More)
He acts like the debt limit is just some arbitrary thing put in his way by his opponents, and not a mechanism that is supposed to be in place to prevent what has happened to the federal budget over the past four years. Good grief, he voted against raising the debt ceiling as a senator, but now it’s all about taking hostages and calling it a game?!? Who does he think he’s fooling? Oh, wait, I’m sorry, he still thinks he has a political mandate to spend our children into the collective poor house. But if he really did have a mandate, why didn’t the voters just turn over control of the House to the Democrats and let them have at it?
It’s going to be a long four years, that’s one thing we can be sure of.
Update: I almost forgot, Mitch McConnell offered an amendment to vote on Obama’s fiscal cliff plan and Harry Reid shot him down. What a surprise.