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The time for political calculating and hand-wringing is over. Shut the government down.

As a result of today’s news that the budget cuts were only $15 billion….or less:

  1. Mark Levin was spot on.
  2. This AP article is a coordinated devious trap set by the Democrats and the MSM to fool the American people and to discredit and exploit Speaker Boehner.
  3. The majority of congressmen in the U.S. Legislative branch are no longer public servants but tyrannical rulers obsessed with keeping their jobs, their political party in power, our country’s survival and freedoms be damned.
  4. The GOP is repeating the same mistakes that lost it the majority in 2006 by not sticking to their core principles in the vain hope that they’ll keep their House majority and maybe even gain the Senate and presidency in 2012.
  5. The ruling political class is desperate to control the Tea Party congressmen and movement.  After all, they are a threat to entrenched powers in Washington.  Their hope is that they shut down the government by voting no on the budget “deal” and weaken themselves politically.

I really hope the substantial portion of Tea Party House members and Senators torpedo this deal and the GOP lets Obama, Reid and the airwaves have it with both barrells.  The message from these congressmen to the country should be clear:

WE CANNOT GO ON LIKE THIS ANY LONGER.  WE NEED TO GET OUT OF DEBT AND HAVE TO START BY CUTTING FEDERAL PROGRAMS AND DEPARTMENTS THAT WE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD….NOW!!

The Democrats (particularly Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer) had been whining about the Tea Party during the budget negotiations and focused on Boehner’s deathly fear of a government shutdown so that he could get his caucus to go along with this….deal…and I use that term very loosely.  Did Harry Reid or anyone in the Senate propose a budget?  Of course not.  It’s the same Democratic playbook.  Criticize, criticize, criticize but don’t offer any budgets of your own because after all you have 23 Senators up for election in 2012 and we can’t have them taking any tough votes, particularly those red state Senators. Paul Ryan‘s budget will never see the light of day in the Senate?  The GOP rebuttal should be simple:  Show us your plan Harry Reid and watch the hemming and hawing begin.  Get on the airwaves, in the town halls around the country and fight this battle tooth and nail.

Speaker Boehner, your party was not elected back into the majority to maintain it’s majority, your party was elected to redirect this country away from the financial abyss it is fast approaching.  If that means risking the majority, so be it.  Why are you and the other weak-kneed colleagues of yours so afraid of a shutdown?  You’re not worthy of being Speaker for cowering like this, deceiving the voters that trusted in you, and showing poor negotiation skills.   Let history write that at least one political party and portion of a once great nation tried to save it but couldn’t because the other side decided to bury its head in the sand and blindly or intentionally was so determined to destroy our country.  We elected the GOP back in the majority to be courageous, confront these massive problems, and make a stand.  You’re much better than what you showed most recently.  Take a lesson from Paul Ryan.  He hung his balls out there with his budget and look what happened.

Here’s a simple suggestion to start with:  With the exception of Social Security, cut all federal departments, programs, etc., across the board by a same percentage so that we will have a balanced budget.  Every department gets the same percentage reduction.  Therefore no one from either party can claim the other side is targeting a particular program or department.  Doug Schoen (I can’t believe I’m saying this) has some pretty reasonable suggestions as well. The formula for getting our country back on track is simple:  Pro-growth policies, less government regulation and spending.

Let’s have this war now rather than letting our country go under.  Our country has not much time left.

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