Dear Mrs. and Mrs. Republican:
The National Debt Ceiling Was Raised 8 times Under George W. Bush. Where were all the Republicans the whole time the debt skyrocketed? The National debt climbed from about 7.5 trillion to about 12 trillion dollars. The money that could have balanced the budget was spent by George "W." Bush and Dick "Halliburton" Cheney on bombing Iraqis (none of whom had done anything to hurt the USA, as the WMD's were shown to be a hoax) and tax cuts for billionaires. Now we're trying to build roads and pay American teachers, firemen, policemen, and librarians. We've got thousands of badly maimed soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan too. Suddenly, these people and our aging population of retirees are the budget busters and have to be thrown under the bus.
The debt ceiling was raised 17 times when The God, Ronald Reagan was president. Then President Reagan said:
"The full consequences of a default — or even the serious prospect of default — by the United States are impossible to predict and awesome to contemplate. Denigration of the full faith and credit of the United States would have substantial effects on the domestic financial markets and the value of the dollar in exchange markets. The Nation can ill afford to allow such a result. The risks, the costs, the disruptions, and the incalculable damage lead me to but one conclusion: the Senate must pass this legislation before the Congress adjourns."
Now it's all different. Suddenly Republicans are adamant against raising the debt limit; you say it will ruin this country. President Obama has to negotiate with you.
Do you think that no one remembers? Do you think that no one is paying attention? Can you spell hypocrite?