House Minority Whip states the obvious

Posted on: July 21, 2011

You can’t make this stuff up you know. What did Forrest Gump say, “stupid is what stupid does,” or something like that? Well our illustrious House Minority Whip, Steny Hoyer (D-Md) said on the House floor the other night that if the balanced budget amendment is ratified and includes in the Constitution it would make it “virtually impossible” to raise revenue/taxes.

Yes, Steny that’s the point of a balanced budget! It might make it virtually impossible to raise taxes, which is Hoyer’s obvious concern, but he’s wrong in saying it would make it virtually impossible to raise revenue. That part isn’t hard at all. Shrink government, back off and watch the economy grow — the revenue will come. That was the Reagan philosophy, and what
DC Democrat isn’t running around these days quoting Reagan?

In Colorado we have the TABOR law which has been a source of anguish for spending Democrats in the State. They cannot raise taxes unless the voters approve it plus they must balance the budget each year. Of course, in these hard economic times it is virtually impossible to have a balance budget. Colorado is running deficits because our revenue is down and the legislature
cannot raise taxes. However, they did find a way around this by raising “fees” on various government services, i.e. increased fees for licensing cars, trucks, trailers, boats, etc.

But can we spend more if our credit cards are maxed out? Do we get another credit card to pay off the minimums on the maxed out credit cards? I guess if we follow the ideology of the Democrat spenders, we shouldn’t balance our budgets because we can’t get another credit card to pay off all of our previous debt.

I’m getting a headache – I can’t take these talking points from the Democrats anymore!


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