By The Right Scoop


Wow talk about backbone. Chaffetz is slamming McConnell’s plan on the debt ceiling as a stupid idea and he uses those very words: (via Townhall):

Everybody understands stupid. That’s what I think of that idea! You don’t turn over this authority unilaterally to the President! It’s a duck and cover so the members don’t have to take a tough vote. C’mon! We didn’t get elected here to go punt the ball down the road again and make voting easier and put all the blame on the President. That’s not what we should be doing!

Part of the reason we’re in this mess is that Congress has failed to do its job and hold down the spending through the years. That’s partly why we’re here right now. … We’re elected to represent the people… We’ve got to make these tough decisions and not just punt them. So I think this is a ridiculously stupid idea.

Awesome! Way to stand for the people Chaffetz!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duane-Eugene-Pounder/1182639371 Duane Eugene Pounder

    These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read:
    1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by
    legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
    2. What one person receives without working for,
    another person must work for without receiving.
    3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that
    the government does not first take from somebody else.

    4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
    5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not
    have to work because the other half is going to take care of them,
    and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work,
    because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the
    begining of the end of any nation.
    Can you think of a reason for not sharing this?
    Neither could I……

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

      While I agree with this, posting it in one thread is enough.

    • Anonymous

      well said D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    LOL Thank you, Chaffetz!! that is what I’m saying too, it is a stupid idea!

    If they give all this power to the president why the hell do we even need a congress?

  • Anonymous

    right on chaffetz! i love it. wish the senate would grow some ‘nads!

  • mike morrison

    Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, congressman.

  • Anonymous

    We wouldn’t be at this point if previous congresses hadn’t folded when chips were down, there’s NO excuse to fold now. Shut it down, for a time, if need be. The world won’t end. Call O’s bluff, then perhaps some of the cool-aiders will get a taste of the real juice that they’ve been denied. When you think about, it’s probably just what they need, 100% juice, as opposed to color and flavor added, sugar water. A long time ago that was called a sugar teat.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not impressed. Too many people jumped ugly on McConnell without really understanding what he proposed. Chaffetz is all talk no action. He’s also a media hog.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not impressed. Too many people jumped ugly on McConnell without really understanding what he proposed. Chaffetz is all talk no action. He’s also a media hog.

  • Anonymous

    I WAS impressed,carkrueger. I’m for straight talk everytime – and people willing to take a position on something is a breath of fresh air…..especially after having to listen to our republican leadership.

  • Anonymous

    I WAS impressed,carkrueger. I’m for straight talk everytime – and people willing to take a position on something is a breath of fresh air…..especially after having to listen to our republican leadership.

  • Constance

    Pretty cool. I love it when people say what they mean and tell the truth. It is a stupid idea. I appreciate the honesty.

  • Persephone

    Chaffetz is great…what I’ve seen of him, I like.
    He’s been on Cavuto several times.
    I think he’s still sleeping on a cot in his office, rather than take up residence in DC.

  • Anonymous

    Chaffetz is absolutely right on this! We cannot allow this to happen, over the past 80-100 years Congress has ceded so much of it’s authority to the Executive that it is now almost an ineffectual part of the gov’t. This would give the President near dictatorial power over gov’t. What’s next, will Congress give it’s authority to write the Nations laws to the Pres.? Will they allow the beauracrats to do everything? How long will this authority last? What’s to stop a future President from demanding the same authority? This is beyond dangerous this could be viewed as precedent setting. No! light up the switch boards on Capitol Hill don’t let them do this. Nothing good will come of this. Show some balls McConnell.