Allen West “Once upon a time, a young senator from Chicago said……”

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Written by Allen West

One bright spot today, the House voted to restore the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to military retirees.

But unfortunately, the House kicked the can down the road regarding the debt ceiling.

Once upon a time, a young senator from Chicago said, “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.”

I guess Americans deserve better. Tonight the House voted to increase the debt ceiling, with a vote of 221 to 201.


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