Mitch McConnell, hardly the backbone of the Republican party, is certainly no friend of the Tea Party. Suffice it to say, other than the establishment big ‘R’ Republicans, he has a kick me sign on his back. So, it should come as no surprise that before debt ceiling talks have even begun, he has raised the white flag.
“I made it clear after November that we won’t shut down the government or default on debt.”
Like most politicians, after they win, they return to who they really are. The next time the American Debt Ceiling will feel the tightness in its jeans will come March 15. Currently, U.S. national debt is $18.1 Trillion. That is “Trillion with a ‘T’ “, as a current U.S. President once said. In fact, it went something like this.
“… Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.
According to Mitch, who is such a “Mitch,” he feels that he hears the people and this is what they want. Mitch says, “The American public wants us to look at what we can agree on,” and President Obama’s Treasury Secretary Jack Lew agrees.
“Only Congress is empowered to increase the nation’s borrowing authority and I hope that Congress will address this matter without controversy or brinksmanship.”
So, big ‘R’s and big ‘D’s agree, America must spend, spend, spend, without limit. Somehow, it brings up images of the “Click, Baby, Click” 2013 Super bowl commercial. Imagine that as the U.S. Government.
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