In a move that seems destined to add insult to outrage, President Obama is about to get another $1.2 Trillion increase in the already outrageous debt ceiling. Who helped him make this possible? Speaker John Boehner and the majority of the GOP, including my senators (Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker) and my representative (Steven Palazzo).
As reported by Reuters, the President will ask for this increase by the end of this week. And he’ll likely get it because the debt deal that was reached back in August gave him the authority for further increases that are automatic unless Congress specifically votes against them. Where is Congress? On Christmas break, of course.
If Boehner, Cochran, Wicker, and Palazzo are conservatives–as they constantly claim they are–they’ll insist that Congress return immediately to deny this request. That won’t happen, dear reader, so ask yourself why. Then go back to your dictionary and check on the definition of “conservative.”