In this modern age, between YouTube, the Internet and information at your fingertips, flip-flops get harder and harder to pull off. Eric Cantor is learning this.
In 2010, Eric Cantor stood fast with every other Republican and voted against the increase in the debt ceiling. Back then, Cantor said, “It is beyond comprehension to lift the debt ceiling to $14.294 trillion.” Cantor further said such a raising of the debt ceiling was a “travesty.”
That was then and this is now. We have learned that Cantor’s principles flutter away in the breeze, much like John Boehner’s freshly laundered white flag.
The travesty here seems to be how quickly Cantor changed his tune and threw his alleged beliefs out the window.
Perhaps someone should remind Cantor that he needs to wake up and realize that the future of American prosperity is in dire straits and mortal danger. Wait, those were Cantor’s exact words when he was in the minority and he could rebel against the democrats. Apparently those were just words to Cantor, not a sincerely held belief.
Now, Congress plans to do just what Cantor decried only fifteen months ago.
If it is a travesty to raise the debt ceiling to $14 trillion, what do you call it when you raise the debt ceiling to $16 trillion? Perhaps we just call it hypocrisy.
In the last week, if we did not already know it, we certainly know now that neither party can be trusted with the nation’s finances. The party of treason spends money like drunken democrats. Unfortunately, the Republicans, under John “white flag of surrender” Boehner are equally adept at raiding the national treasury.
There is only one solution to this. We cannot tolerate the selling out of conservatism by Boehner or Eric “my real name is hypocrisy” Cantor. We must contact our representatives and tell them in no uncertain terms they must vote against ANY increase in the debt ceiling. They cannot vote for an increase in exchange for a promise of spending reform. We have seen that game before. We will give the politicians what they want and they will forget to live up to their side of the bargain.
The sad fact is, in Washington, with very few exceptions, none of our elected officials are willing to stop spending money. They are on a spending spree equal to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hitting Rodeo Blvd with a black American Express card. Unfortunately, we are getting that bill sent to us.
As of right now, here is a listof where Congressmen stand on the debt ceiling issue. Find out where yours stands. If your Congressman is having a constituent meeting during the Congressional break of the next two weeks, ask them to vote against any debt ceiling increase.
In February 2010, while arguing against the debt ceiling increase, Eric Cantor asked how many members of Congress knew how many zeros there were in $14 trillion. If someone makes it to one of Eric Cantor’s constituent meetings, ask him if he knows how many zeros there are in sellout.
True Conservatism is dead within the GOP proper. Just look at the last 15 years of spending. The GOP spent like drunken sailors again and again while bemoaning the taxes that provided the revenue that they spent.
It's time for true conservatism to return to American politics. Special interests and lobbyists love spending as it tends to favor them. The GOP and Dems love lobbyists as they give them money for campaigns. Time for true campaign finance reform. Keep the money out of elections so true American patriots can vote without impediment.
Pass this idea around, please. Why doesn't the Fed Government sell some of its(our) assets (not to foreigners) and pay off some of the debt. The Fed Gov. owns 84.5% of Nevada, 69.1% of Alaska, 57.4% of Utah, 53.1% of Oregon, 50.2% of Idaho,
48.1% of Arizona, 45.3% of California, 42.3% of Wyoming, 41.8% of New Mexico, 36.6% of Colorado. Could be sold to the private sector . What other assets does the Fed Gov. have???????? Probably a lot I don't even know about. This would shift ownership back to private side. Please think about and respond