The Feckless GOP House Leadership

While Congress was patting itself on the back for passing a continuing resolution, keeping the government steaming ahead, the debt continues to rise at unprecedented levels.  The Republican House leadership of John Boehner and Eric Cantor has proven to be as impotent as any in recent memory.  Even with the majority, they have become the Boehner Waffle House (h/t to Mark Levin). After having promised to cut spending by $100 Billion, they retreated to $61 Billion, and now $6 Billion. Excuse me if I'm not impressed with leadership(?) that is impressed with themselves over cutting spending from the current $3.7 Trillion budget by less than 1%.  Instead of standing their ground, the feckless GOP leadership is attacking the Tea Partiers as "right-wing extremists".  Apparently, calling for responsibility in spending and demanding that our representatives return to following the Constitution is now considered extremist.
Saying the right thing at election time is not going to cut it anymore.  These establishment Republicans are showing their true colors when it counts most - when the opportunity to really hold the line against spending and ObamaCare presents itself, they go into full retreat mode. This will be remembered on primary day and general election day.  When the Tea Partiers show up again in 2012 and sweep out even more of the RINO's and usher in another wave of conservatives, the weepy Boehner can go on T.V. again and give another of his emotional speeches.  This time he can cry me a river.
Posted by Brian

U.S. Debt Jumped $72 Billion Same Day U.S. House Voted to Cut Spending $6 Billion

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
By Terence P. Jeffrey

(CNSNews.com) - The national debt jumped by $72 billion on Tuesday even as the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to fund the government for just three weeks that will cut $6 billion from government spending.

If Congress were to cut $6 billion every three weeks for the next 36 weeks, it would manage to save between now and late November as much money as the Treasury added to the nation’s net debt during just the business hours of Tuesday, March 15.

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