Sen. Saxby Chambliss called into the local Republican talk show this morning to join in the bashing of Jim Martin.
Chambliss said the attack on the FairTax was to be expected because it’s all they have. He called Obama a socialist, something I don’t disagree with. Boortz interjected that Republicans have done a lot to grow the government, including the nationalization of financial institutions. Chambliss responded that the spending has been defense related to prevent future terrorist attack.
Wrong, Sen. Chambliss.
Non-defense discretionary spending skyrocketed under the Bush Administration and a Republican-controlled Congress. You can cut taxes all you want, but it doesn’t mean much if you aren’t balancing it with spending cuts. That’s the reason we are running $450 billion deficits and why the dollar has gone to hell. I want the tax cuts, but I want spending cuts too. You failed that test, Sen. Chambliss.
Sen. Chambliss has crowned himself as a small government conservative. That is absurd. Chambliss has never gone against the Bush Administration on spending. He voted to add another entitlement to Medicare, which was already a ticking economic time bomb because of massive unfunded liabilities, with the prescription drug benefit. Chambliss voted to add another $9 trillion in unfunded liabilities to it. That burden will ultimately come down on taxpayers. This entitlement was referred to as “the most fiscally irresponsible piece of legislation since the 1960s,” by former Comptroller General David Walker.
He voted for and supported the veto override of the pork-laden farm bill. This bill hurts Americans by jacking up prices at the grocery store. He supported the Gang of 10 plan to increase taxes by $30 billion on oil companies. And, let’s not forget the gift $812 billion gift he helped send to Wall Street.
If Saxby Chambliss is the model of a small government conservative, then Barack Obama is a moderate. Really, Democrats should love Saxby Chambliss. He has helped bring the big government that Clinton and Cleland promised.