Fox News reported over the weekend that Senator Bob Corker (R, TN) now is saying Republicans
should cave to President Barack Obama on [tax rate increases] in order to not only resolve the current crisis but move on and start negotiating spending cuts, which could result in more significant deficit reduction.
Never mind that excessive spending—and runaway entitlements—are part of the current crisis. Furthermore, with Obama getting his tax increases, there’ll be no spending cuts and no entitlement reform. Corker knows full well that Democrat promises of spending cuts tomorrow in return for tax rate increases today are worthless. And he’s begging for surrender anyway.
Corker said this to rationalize his surrender recommendation:
The focus then shifts to entitlements, and maybe that puts us in a place where we actually can do something that really saves this nation[.]
This is…naïve. If the Republicans surrender on the tax rate increases, why should President Obama believe they won’t surrender on the debt ceiling, on spending cuts, on entitlement reform? Why should any of the rest of us?
Corker wants to surrender. That’s his right. But let him do so as a private citizen. This RINO needs to be replaced at the next election. Republican acquiescence with Progressives’ demands over the last 80 years are how we got into this mess in the first place. And the magnitude of the destructiveness of their demands has been especially manifest these last four years. Our nation can’t afford any more of those policies.