As more and more states face bankruptcy, we are once again treated to the macabre spectacle of slow-learning and stubborn Liberals who just can’t admit that the LBJ Great Society of Liberal spending must now come to an end — we as a nation are broke.
In Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Republican, won the 2010 gubernatorial election and immediately began making the hard choices, with real cuts to the state budget. Liberals, instead of behaving like responsible citizens, famously fled the state to avoid being present for a vote on desperately needed actions, and then followed up this treason with a petition to recall the governor and reverse the 201o election result.
Lately in California, Governor Jerry Brown, Democrat, has flirted with cuts, but Liberals in the legislature have dragged their feet. Now the budget deficit has come in at an massive $16 billion instead of the previous estimate of $9 billion…
Note the difference between the two political parties:
Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff of Diamond Bar said Democratic lawmakers should have reduced spending on welfare and other social services in March, as Brown requested.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said he didn’t regret holding off on budget cuts earlier this year, even if it cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars. <source>
Democrats just can’t stop spending, and their behavior at this point is a clear danger to the United States.
Let me say right now that yes, Republicans during the George W years also spent like drunken sailors and for that they should be condemned as having abandoned their principles and the fiscal responsibility that our nation needs more than ever at this point in our proud history (yes, Barack — we have a proud history, so deal with it).
Now it is time for all politicians to stand up and be counted:
- Are you for increased spending on entitlements and illegal immigrants and increased taxes on the middle class, or
- Are you for belt-tightening and a reduction in the size of government at all levels
The choice is that simple.