Monday, August 01, 2011

Sen. Lee threatens to filibuster debt ceiling vote

Sen. Lee threatens to filibuster debt ceiling vote; CNN

Sen. Mike Lee of Utah told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Sunday night that he will filibuster Monday's Senate vote. (See the video here.)
Comment: The comments for this video were enlightening, to say the least, and demonstrate a couple of revealing points: one, too many Americans don't understand what is going on with this debt crisis. This is due in part to the media, special interest, general ignorance, and the fact that most the politicians out there don't have much of a clue either; and second, in the case of the comments on the CNN site, these folks believe that if the US Government applies for a few more credit cards everything will be okay again and the spending can continue.

Having the states at the federal table to provide a check and balance to the unbridled spending for special interest is the single most important action this county can accomplish, and the only way this can be done is to repeal the 17th Amendment.

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