Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past 20 years, you’re probably aware of the fact that the government of the United States is out of control. The chains of the Constitution have been disregarded for so long, they’re widely regarded as a joke.
Government this big and this intrusive is not cheap. Tyranny is always expensive.
In 1980 we sent Ronald Reagan to Washington to reduce the size of government. Ultimately, though he “fought the good fight”, he failed.
In 1994 we sent a wave of Republicans to Congress to reduce the size of government. Ultimately, they failed.
In 2010 we sent another wave of Republicans to Congress, once again with the mission of reducing the size of government. RIGHT NOW they have the ability to eviscerate government spending, and there’s nothing the Democrats could do to stop them. RIGHT NOW they have the ability to de-fund tyranny.
Republicans MUST resist the call to raise the debt ceiling. Leaving the debt ceiling where it is will FORCE cuts. We may not like where the cuts are made at first, but that can be sorted out next fall.
If the current crop of Republicans want to be lauded by posterity for their courage and foresight, they will vote against any increase to the debt ceiling. Let the chips fall where they may.