My confusion begins with all the noise in the media that some Conservatives in Congress wish to prevent any increase in the debt limit, which will neither be appreciated by the Citizenry relying on Government payments (Social Security, Medicare, military salaries) nor creditors (including Sovereign states) that have loaned the United States money in good faith, expecting repayment of interest and principal according to agreed terms. Is this where our divisiveness has taken us? A willingness by elected officials to knowingly and intentionally jeopardize the creditworthiness of our country?
HYPOCRISY = The practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform.
So why would any Conservative Congressperson ever feel that damaging the country’s credit rating is sound? Why would any responsible Conservative, so committed to Capitalism, free markets, the Rule of Law, The Constitution, and sound business practices; believe that default on our existing legal obligations is appropriate in any situation? Why would any Conservative capitulate to the Tea Party‘s desire to defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or burn down the government?
It’s time to call things for what they really are, Hypocrisy of the highest order. There simply is no rational reason for this reckless conduct, other than a willingness to stop at nothing to oppose the President.
To those ideologue anti-government legislators who are willing to default on our Government’s existing legal obligations—SHAME ON YOU! You are apparently willing to sacrifice your honor, integrity, and oath of office in a desperate attempt to obstruct President Obama’s progress.
Congressperson Oath of Office
“I, (name of Member), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God” (5 U.S.C. §3331).Office of The Clerk – U.S. House of Representatives
Select Clauses from Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution
- The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States
- To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
- To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations,
- To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.