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Steny Hoyer says he was wrong to vote against raising the debt ceiling in 2006

April 13, 2011

  Back in 2006 the Congress voted on the issue of raising the debt ceiling and many Democrats voted against raising the ceiling in order to protest the reckless spending and policies of President Bush. As I wrote about here, the White House has already released a statement which says that Barack Obama regrets voting against raising the debt ceiling, and –now that Barack Obama is going to seek yet another raising of the debt ceiling–other Democrats are now starting to come out and claim they were wrong in 2006. Funny how that works.

  Steny Hoyer is the latest Democrat to state that he was wrong in 2006 when he voted against raising the debt ceiling.

I have voted against the debt limit in the past. That was a mistake

   I guess we should be happy that he can admit he made a mistake, but why is he doing it? Why the sudden change of heart? The answer is obvious; he is doing it for political reasons. He opposed raising the debt ceiling in 2006 because he claimed he opposed the “reckless spending” of the Bush administration, but yet he is for raising the debt ceiling now in order to continue the reckless spending of Barack Obama?

  We can rest assured that if John McCain was president and we were about to debate this issue, Barack Obama, Steny Hoyer, and all of the other Democrats who voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006 would be voting against raising the debt ceiling once again. But now that one of their own occupies the White House they no longer have a problem with spending more than they take in.

  The Democrats are quickly losing any credibility they nay have had on this issue–and they didn’t have much to begin with.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 13, 2011 9:30 pm

    Fear makes people say the damnedest things.


  2. LD Jackson permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:38 pm

    Political expediency, at it’s finest.


    • April 13, 2011 9:46 pm

      They really do show a lack of core values when they are so eager to change position based on who is in the White House.


  3. Mark permalink
    April 13, 2011 9:44 pm

    “Democrats” & “credibility” in the same sentence? It’s Orwellian how abruptly and significantly they switch positions in an effort to hold and expand their power.


  4. April 13, 2011 11:22 pm

    This is why I so dislike politicians…they are the worst sort Steve.


  5. April 14, 2011 2:18 am

    I guess they won’t be able to use the George Bush got us into this mess line anymore.


    • April 14, 2011 6:52 am

      I don’t think they can,but I think that he did mention somethng about the antion losing its way about 10 years ago. So he hasn’t given up just yet.


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