As the Senate debates and hashes out a workable budget and solution to the approaching deficit cap. The radicals have opportunity to to impose their brand of right wing extremism on the rest of the country;
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its
own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally.
Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
Author: Senator Barack Obama
March 20, 2006, prior to voting against a debt ceiling increase in the U.S. Senate.
This is the one speech he has made that was right then and is even more true today. It’s just a shame he won’t take the same stand today.