Just the First in a Long Line of Aspirants
Conservatives sometimes serve useful functions. For example they want to get government out of people’s personal lives. But then they go ahead and ruin it by going back on their principles when they want government to interfere in personal lives to make people behave the way they want them to behave. Case in point, their opposition to rights for minorities, immigrants and the LGBT community.
The latest betrayal by conservatives is on the deficit.
Some of the most conservative members of Congress say they are ready to vote for a budget that would — at least on paper — balloon the deficit to more than $1 trillion by the end of the decade, all for the sake of eventually repealing the Affordable Care Act.
In a dramatic reversal, many members of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus said Thursday they are prepared later this month to support a budget measure that would explode the deficit and increase the public debt to more than $29.1 trillion by 2026, figures contained in the budget resolution itself.
Yessir, one thing constant in this world is that you can count of conservatives not to stand on anything. So we say welcome Freedom Caucus as the charter members of the DPE’s Hypocrisy Hall of Fame. Don’t feel lonely, other members of government will soon be joining you, but they may never aspire to the heights of hypocrisy that you have obtained.