The Dirty Dozen Democrats Who Could Have Prevented the Downgrade

William E. Been,

While watching the debt ceiling increase by $2.4 trillion just to cover spending until the next presidential election, the scam perpetrated on the American people could not have been any more obvious. While the Republican-controlled House of Representatives negotiated with itself for weeks in an attempt to propose something that might save our great nation from financial disaster, neither the U.S. Senate nor the White House proposed any plan at all. Even worse, while listening to Barack Obama’s rhetoric about the need for a bipartisan solution, the Majority Leader of the Democrat-controlled Senate announced that bills coming from the House were “dead on arrival.” In fact, nothing coming from the House was even allowed to be debated by the overly partisan Senate leadership. This resulted in another crisis-not-to-be-wasted. As the administration-imposed deadline of August 2 approached, the Democrats’ rhetoric followed a familiar pattern as they attempted to frighten the American public with false accusations that grandma won’t get her medical care, seniors will lose their Social Security, sick children will be turned away, and that a major calamity will occur if no increase in the debt ceiling is approved by August 2.

In attempting to understand how and why our government has become so blatantly irresponsible, I heard an interview with Orrin Hatch on FOX News. Senator Hatch spoke of his past attempts to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment, specifically one in 1997 that failed to pass by a single vote. I could not help but wonder what that one vote would have meant to the current situation. With the debt being $5.4 trillion in 1997 and heading for $15 trillion in 2011, it is clear that holding at the 1997 levels would have assured that no crisis would have occurred and that the spending being generated by the Obama administration would have been dramatically reduced. As a result, it is important to understand who those senators were who accounted for the missing vote that would have facilitated financial soundness.

A familiar pattern was again evident. The vote was 66-34, with a super majority of 67 votes required to pass the Amendment. Upon review of the senators’ vote, it was once more aggravating to see the partisan politics that has ruled this country since the early 1990s. The “one vote” that killed the bill was cast by 34 Democrats as a block. They collectively killed the chance for financial sanity. Even more remarkable, every GOP senator voted for the bill, joined by 11 Democrats. Yet, the 34 Democrats blocked a bill that could have prevented the debt ceiling crisis of 2011.

Sadly, 18 of these 34 senators are still in the Senate, and still blocking all attempts to reduce spending and debt. This Group of 18 has destroyed the financial stability and strength of the greatest nation in history. Every American needs to know these senators, who will be listed as the “Dirty Dozen plus 6” at the end of this document.

Having documented the Democrats’ destruction of mortgage lending standards during the 1990s, this irresponsible destruction of a bipartisan Balanced Budget bill in 1997 coupled with the mortgage lending debacle should be an indictment of the entire Democratic Party. No theft of wealth at any level can even begin to approach what the Democrats and their allies in the Progressive movement have committed against our country. The Democrats have destroyed our financial reputation, the reserve status of our dollar, and are continuing reckless spending at the….

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  1. We start with a social studies lesson: Democrat Party=Communist Party

  2. It dosen’t matter where the finger is pointed at this given point in time, just get this thing FIXED, then find out WHO is to blame and get rid of them AFTER the fact now, since NO ONE would do anything before it happened.
    Remember this at ELECTION time and DON’T make the same MISTAKE again.
    This is OUR COUNTRY we are talking about, and NOT just someone’s ELECTION or and OTHER PETTY thing. PEOPLE are losing MONEY, HOMES,AND OUR COUNTRY TOO. Isn’t that bad enough to get someone out of their faces and get rid of the TRASH that got us in this MESS?

  3. Concerned Citizen says:

    You don't have to be a political science major to see who, what, where and why we are in this mess. I my humble opinion, and as a retired military man, the cutting needs to start at the top with the President and then filter on down through the ranks of the Congress and the Senate. People such as Harry Reid, Mitch MCconnel, John Behnor need to go. The whole system needs changing back to where the people actually voted on the candidate and not this Electoral College crap. If things in this country do not change in the next few years, I forsee a rebellion by the people that will make the war of 1776 look like a spitball fight in comparison.

  4. Concerned Citizen says:

    We need leaders who will put this country back on track and give the working class their due. The illegals, the immoral, the welfare recipients who are plain lazy, and the overpaid political and union leaders in this country need a big boot in their ass out the door. We need political leaders who will not segregate themselves from their constiuants, who will not unfairly increase their pays and pensions and benefits while taking from the working class. Who will bring jobs back to this country that were given to outsourced countries and now we ship them our recycled materials to re-manufacture into goods that we buy back form them. We need leaders who will tell all of these countries that we give billions in aide to, too stand on their own two feet and make something of their own countries or go down in flames by themselves. We are at a point now where we are borrowing heavily from former enemies and third world countries that we boosted to industrialized nations with our technology, taking from Peter to pay Paul. We need to take back our country before Peter and Paul come knocking at the door and gives us our eviction notice!!!

  5. Concerned Citizen says:

    We don't need to worry about terrorism! Barrack Obama and selected others that are sympathetic to his causes are sytematically destroying this country from within. His charisma and charm will lead us straight into the stoneage. He is our countrys version of Hitler!!!

  6. Concerned Citizen says:

    We need to elect political representatives that will form and pass legislation of a nature that if a President, Congressman or Senator who is not doing what they were elected to do for their country and constituants, they are voted out by the same people who voted them in. Not wait 2 – 4 years for their term to expire before voting. An immediate vote is called and cast in a 45 day period. And the people vote for his replacement at the same time. None of this crap where we give them a chance to change people minds during a long duration of time. People forget over time, they don't forget right away!

  7. awesome!.

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