Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sen. Bunning and the unemployment benefits debate revisited – Michelle Malkin

Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) is doing the right thing.  He's not opposed to the bill but stands in the way because of the hypocrisy of the Senate leadership.  When "Paygo" was passed this same leadership trumpeted that they were making a stand for fiscal responsibility yet they turn around and put forward a bill that costs only (only?) $10 billion with no way to pay for it.  In other words, the entire amount would have to be borrowed and go to the deficit.

In retaliation the Left Stream Media and the liberal-progressive-socialist Democrats are pillorying Senator Bunning as being an obstructionist and of having "slid into 2nd base headfirst one too many times."  The Republican leadership, much to their shame, is quietly stepping aside and letting it happen.

In reality Senator Bunning is showing unusual character and adherence to principle for a politician and a Senator.  He is simply saying that if the Senate passed the pay-as-you-go plan they should live up to it and not ignore it.  He has stated that if the Senate leadership can find the money he will vote for the bill because he's not against the bill.  But he is against passing a bill that violates the "Paygo" bill.

Senator Bunning should not be standing alone in the Senate but I guarantee you that he is not standing alone in the nation.  Kentucky should be proud of Senator Bunning.  They sent a man to the Senate with principle and who is willing to say "No!" on principle.

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