Monday, December 3, 2012

Magic Thinking from the GOP

It's tough being a Congressman, GOP version, like the honorable Mike Coffman of Colorado, who posts this on pages Pages E1859-E1860 of the 11/30 Congressional Record. You have to actually believe stuff like this:

Mr. Speaker, on January 20, 2009, the day President Obama took office, the national debt was $10,626,877,048,913.08. 
 Today, it is $16,323,083,449,604.98. We've added $5,696,206,400,691.90 to our debt in nearly 4 years.
 (OK-- so far so good. It's useful to point out that the President is a trifle out of control when it comes to spending. But the problem is the conclusion...)

This is $5 trillion in debt our nation, our economy, and our children could have avoided with a balanced budget amendment.
And here is the GOP -- irresponsible tea party division-- in a nutshell. Spending bad. Spending problem. Wave magic constitutional wand. Problem gone. And with no sweat, we show we are real, real serious. Without actually doing anything remotely real.



  1. Great start appalled, however it might be important to consider if Coffman has said anything else about the budget

  2. Here are some of his budget votes;,%20Spending%20and%20Taxes