By Greg Campbell
House Minority Leader and facelift enthusiast Nancy Pelosi has recently demonstrated her unique ability to discuss her liberal talking points with zero consideration of reality or facts.
Pelosi voiced her call for Republican leaders to agree to Democrats’ terms, despite the fact that Republicans have not received any meaningful level of cooperation from Democrats in negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff deal.
Pelosi laughably stated,
“We’re calling upon the Republican leadership in the House to bring this legislation to the floor next week. We believe that not doing that would be holding middle income tax cuts hostage to tax cuts for the rich- tax cuts for the rich which do not create jobs, just increase the deficit, heaping mountains of debt onto future generations.”
Unbelievable. It’s one thing to be the House leader for a political party that represents fiscal recklessness, but it takes a special kind of nerve to lecture anyone about the irresponsibility of this generation heaping debt onto future generations.
For years, all we have heard from the Democrats are calls to continually borrow money to fund the reckless spending habits of a party whose whole playbook revolves around getting elected by redistributing money. Now, as we reach a crisis where our national debt is through the roof, taxes are punishing businesses and hindering economic growth and we habitually run budget deficits of over $1 trillion, she has the nerve to posture as the party advocating fiscal responsibility?
“When the last minute is the last day of the month, I think that that’s not right. We all know what is at play here, everybody knows that we have to have cuts, we have to have growth, and we have to have revenue. So why are we stalling?”
That’s a good question. Democrats are genuinely uninterested in negotiating. They will accept the near unconditional surrender of Republicans, but that is about it. When the “offer” is no meaningful spending cuts coupled with a proposed $53 billion tax increase, then it is obvious that they haven’t come to negotiate, but to run out the clock with less-than-serious propositions while they position for Republicans to take the fall when we go over the fiscal cliff.
My advice: walk away from the table. If Democrats aren’t going to negotiate, then it’s time to walk away and make sure America knows why negotiations failed.