Yes, my personal nomination for this year’s Most Ridiculous Statement by a Government Representative Award goes to (not surprisingly, I admit) Nancy Pelosi, with her insistence that “the cupboard is bare” and that there are “…no more cuts to make…” in our Federal expenditures.
Out of an almost $3.5 TRILLION budget?
There’s nothing we could somehow do without, buried in there somewhere?
This inane proclamation gets to the heart of our current Government Shutdown. Pelosi, Obama and the Democrats
want need every last shekel to fund their ever-expanding list of overpriced-crap-they-gotta-have-now-now-now. It’s POWER, you see, and it takes money to maintain/expand a State’s power.
That’s why Obamacare and Health Care are such inextricable parts of this battle: nothing expands a State’s power more completely than having folks dependent upon the State for their very survival.
So when the Ted Cruzes and the Mike Lees insist that we CAN’T simply approve another debt ceiling raise without addressing the underlying spending, they’re merely trying to slap some sense into the elitist ignoramuses in Washington.
Which brings us full circle to “the cupboard is bare…”.
It’s a lie, obviously, but it’s a calculated one. King Barack and his Royal Courtiers think they can intimidate and bully their way to a political victory here. They’re betting on us swallowing their “no more cuts to make” tripe in order to rationalize giving up, and giving in.
Essentially they’re counting on you, me, the GOP, and everyone else ignoring reality itself, if only to make Obama’s Shutdown-imposed pain mercifully come to an end.
God help us all if they’re right.