On February 13th in his Weekly Address Barack Obama congratulated Congress for restoring a requirement that the federal government spend only what it can afford by passing the Pay-Go legislation. Obama also lectured America on politicians who “talk the talk but won’t walk the walk” on fiscal responsibility.
This was the day after Obama and democrats authorized $1.9 trillion more federal debt.
Now, two weeks later the Democratic Congress wants to extend unemployment benefits and has no way to pay for it. Because of this, Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) is blocking the legislation. Senator Bunning’s mistake is that he believed the president and democrats when they signed the Pay-Go legislation two weeks ago. Yesterday, he told the senate, “If we can’t find $10 billion to pay for something that we all support, we will never pay for anything on the floor of the U.S. Senate.”
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The situation is so bad that Senator Bunning’s offices have been threatened twice in the last week with a bomb attack.
Funny. These bomb threats aren’t getting much play by the state-run media. A search on “Bunning bomb threat” at Google came up with only 6 hits.
They’re too busy demonizing the angry senator (“Bunning angry” at Google came up with 192 hits) for not being like the democrats.