Only caught a little bit of the boys from Greensboro this morning. What I did hear caught me by surprise.
I’m accustomed to the typical view from the Left with a bit of arrogance thrown in for spice; that’s my breakfast. But this morning I found myself agreeing with ’em. And twice!
They began the hour discussing the House Republicans promise to reduce spending by $100 billion dollars in the first year. Since they’ve won and especially as they begin to take office, they’ve scaled that back by half, and possibly even more. Some folks have ’em saying that they’ll only be able to achieve $30 billion.
1 word for ’em:
We didn’t do what we did to get you in office to act like Democrats at worst and old-time Republicans like best. You stood there, looked us in the eye and PROMISED us you would cut spending this first year.
This nonsense that we’re half way through the budget year ain’t cuttin’ it. Either you were so shortsighted to NOT know that was the case or you DID know and know you’re just shinin’ me. Either case gives me pause for concern.
Cut the spending.
Okay, that felt good. Now, the second case we agreed this morning came during a conversation surrounding social security. We all know it’s not sustainable. A combination of all the money being spent AND the fact that we are gonna retire a ton of people in the coming years means we just don’t have the money. And we’re gonna have to change the way we pay out.
During the conversation, Britt offered the insight that no one is able to make suggestions with respect to social security because the election ads will demonize him for “cutting social security benefits”. Further, Britt acknowledged that that strategy is one that has been perfected by Democrats.
Wow. I couldn’t believe it. It was nice to hear.
Keep it up fellas!