As we get close to the debt ceiling battle, let’s remember what Obama said as a Senator in 2006:
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. … I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”
Of course now Obama is all for raising the debt ceiling now and his flip-flop earned him an ‘upside-down Pinocchio’ rating from the Washington Post.
“For making an argument that the president now decries as politics, he earns the upside-down Pinocchio, signifying a major-league flip-flop. (We have rarely given this ruling, but are eager for other examples from readers.)”
Our petulant POTUS once again shows he is unfit for the job the low information voters gave him.
Republicans should hold firm and continue this partial Federal Government shutdown through the debt ceiling drop dead date and force Washington DC to implement real spending reductions in entitlement reforms and further kill Obamacare by removing the Medical Device Tax and providing a 1 year extension to the individual mandate.
The US Government must now address their issues like every American family has to do at some time. They must realize there isn’t enough money to pay for what they ‘want’ so they must now prioritize to pay for what they ‘need.’
It’s time to make those decisions. Actually, it’s about 20 years past the time to make those decisions.