Floyd and Mary Beth Brown,FloydReports.comI’m going to bankrupt this country by any means necessary,and if you try to stop me or slow me down,I’ll shut the government down and blame it on you. If you try to stop me,you can kiss your political careers good-bye. Isn’t this essentially what Barack Obama and his allies in the U.S. Senate are saying to the Republican leaders in Congress?
One thing is certain:it’s not an idle threat. Obama and his allies control the executive branch of the government and the United States Senate. They also control the mainstream media. On top of that,they control the unions,which they are sending into the streets.
Our great nation is on the verge of bankruptcy. The national debt stands at $14 trillion. When the people cried out and demanded that Washington put a stop to the out-of-control waste and spending,Barack Obama instead responded by proposing a budget that,by his own calculations,doubles our already untenable debt over the next decade.
Americans wrongly assumed that Obama would change accordingly after taking his election “shellacking.” He said the day after the elections,“And I told John Boehner and Mitch McConnell last night,I am very eager to sit down with members of both parties and figure out how we can move forward together.” His compromising rhetoric worked to get Americans to back-off and lower their defenses.
In reality,when the Republican-led House of Representatives put forth legislation to cut our out-of-control deficit by $61 billion —a mere 3.7 percent of our deficit and a scant 0.4 percent of our national debt —Barack Obama and his allies in Congress threatened to shut the government down.