Frank Wolf Runs Away From His Responsibility for the National Debt

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    Rep. Frank Wolf has issued a press release (see after the “flip”) that is nothing more than a pathetic, mendacious (aka, “YOU LIE!”), ultimately futile (we can only hope) attempt to change the conversation from his own longstanding, egregious record in racking up enormous deficits and national debt. That record includes Wolf’s recent vote for the Paul Ryan plan, which among its other bad features (e.g., destroying Medicare), would cause the  national debt to skyrocket for many years into the future, thus requiring numerous votes to increase the U.S. debt ceiling, both now and for decades to come.

    What’s particularly insufferable is to see Frank Wolf and other Republican’ts attempt to run away from their responsibility in turning Bill Clinton’s surpluses during the late 1990s into Bush/Republican’t deficits as far as the eye can see during the 2000s. Now, in a new decade, the Ryan plan has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Republican’ts have learned absolutely NOTHING from their @#$@#ups of the 2000s. The question is, are we going to let them get away with this again? What’s that saying? “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice…” Yeah, that’s the one.

    P.S. Boy, do Democrats need a strong candidate to take on Wolf in 2012. Speaking of which, I believe I met one yesterday, more on this later…

    WOLF STATEMENT ON DEBT LIMIT VOTE

    Washington, D.C. – Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) released the following statement today after voting against a statutory increase in the U.S. debt limit.

    “I was one of the first members of Congress to make clear that if Congress is asked to increase the statutory debt limit this year, I will vote no, unless there is a firm commitment to deal with the national debt or the vote itself is tied to a plan to put America on a path to financial responsibility. My opinion on this matter has not changed since the speech I delivered on the floor of the House in January. Failure to act now on our fiscal problems will ensure that in the future there will be significant tax increases and drastic entitlement reductions and no money for important, core discretionary spending such as infrastructure, national security, medical research and education.  It’s time for Washington to make the tough decisions and to govern based on principle not politics so that we can lead the country toward a brighter tomorrow.”