Saturday, April 02, 2011

O-ratorical Flashback:)

A few years ago, another senator took much thesame position for much the same reason. He said: "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burdenof bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose theeffort to increase America's debt limit."
The junior senator from Illinois, a Democrat withambition for higher office, said that in 2006. Hisparty let him off the vote, while other Democrats took the heat.
P.S. In case you missed it. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the WSJ: Why I Won't Vote to Raise the Debt Limit. Everyone in Washington knows how to cut spending. The time to start is now.


LibertyAtStake said...

I love how you made it look like a ransom note.

Our side had better extract some serious spending cuts in return for rasing this ceiling. If they can't, conservatives need to find another side starting in 2012.

"Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

Anne said...

It's clever isn't it but I can't take credit, that's the link

Serious this time, agreed. Go Marco!