Skip to comments.Why it's futile to trust Republicans on spending.
Posted on 06/05/2011 4:41:39 AM PDT by billflax
The recent tiff between Rep. Paul Ryan and Newt Gingrich is discouraging. Gingrich described Ryans plan to offer more choices for certain Medicare benefits as right-wing social engineering and too big a jump. Realizing he needs to win the primaries before revealing his statist leanings, Gingrich quickly retracted his comments.
Like most career politicians, hes for or against whatever policies and programs boost his election chances. But Newt blew it. And now you see why President Barack Obama rarely risks speaking without his traveling teleprompter.
Last year the Tea Party propelled Republicans espousing limited government to victory. While many Republican freshmen have maintained their fidelity to fiscal discipline, the partys establishment remains firmly entrenched in big government. We still eagerly await progress on those promised spending cuts.
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The partys establishment remains firmly entrenched in big government. That’s why the establishment is being replaced until they get it right.
Title misses the problem. It is futile to trust Newt or Romney. For the real conservatives: Palin, Bachmann, DeMint, and Cain, it is sensible to trust their promises . . . and then watch them like hawks. There is a difference between even George W. Bush’s profligate and wasteful spending that blew through a record $500B in deficit spending in his last year and Obama’s massive waste that somehow managed to triple even Bush’s record deficit spending his first year. There is also a difference between the RINOs who waste less than Obama but still far too much, and the true Tea Party conservatives who want less government and in most cases mean what they say and will follow through.
The TEA Party - ending Politics as Usual.
” Like most career politicians, hes for or against whatever policies and programs boost his election chances. “
Also applies to wanna-be career politicians - history is a more accurate predictor of governance than the rhetoric of the day...
Trust no one....
Politicians will never cease to disappoint.
If you want a job done your way, it’s best to do it yourself.
Con. Weiner should run for President in '12. He should pick Boehner to be his vice president. It would then be the Weiner/Boehner '12 ticket.
I absolutely agree with you, but a small suggestion: even though it’s just a blog, your message would pack much more punch if you ran it by a good editor before posting.
“The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. A perfect democracy, a warm body democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It depends solely on the wisdom and self-restraint of citizens which is opposed by the folly and lack of self-restraint of other citizens. What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it which for the majority translates as Bread and Circuses.
Bread and Circuses is the cancer of democracy, the fatal disease for which there is no cure. Democracy often works beautifully at first. But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invaderthe barbarians enter Rome.”
Robert A. Heinlein
Read my post on why the Tea Party is essential. You’ll enjoy it.
Excellent article - I shared it on Facebook. Thanks for writing it and sharing it with me.