Now Lindsey Graham Cares About The Debt
In 2011, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) supported Barack Obama’s efforts to rack up $2.4 trillion in new debt. In 2012, he supported massive tax hikes rather than insisting the federal government slow its deficit spending.
In 2013, Graham supported giving Obama a four-month blank check to grow the national debt by as much as he saw fit – while at the same time opposing the modest reductions in government excess agreed upon as part of the 2011 “debt dereliction deal.”
Oh … and let’s not forget that before all of that Graham was a loyal debt hiker for former “Republican” president George W. Bush, whose addiction to deficit spending outpaced the previous 42 presidents.
In other words, there is no debt hike or deficit spending binge Lindsey Graham hasn’t enthusiastically supported – which is why we found the following invitation our founding editor received this week somewhat ironic …
Hi, Will. I just wanted to make sure you know that Sen. Lindsey Graham will have a conversation with the Univ. of South Carolina’s College Republicans at 6 pm tonight (Oct 23) at the business school’s Belk Auditorium. Among other important issues, Sen. Graham will discuss the urgency of protecting younger and future generations from an overwhelming IOU in the form of our out-of-control budget process and national debt. The senator will answer questions following the discussion.
Immediately after Sen. Graham’s remarks, the non-partisan millennial-led organization The Can Kicks Back will present a screening of the award-winning documentary “Overdraft” followed by real time polling of the audience on key budget issues affecting young people. This event is part of TCKB’s cross-country tour of college campuses to mobilize young people on the issues of the national debt and generational equity.
Please let me know how I can help you cover Sen. Graham’s appearance and TCKB’s event. We look forward to seeing you at Belk Auditorium tonight!
Um … really?
Mere days after voting (again) to stick it to America’s current and future taxpayers, Lindsey Graham is going to “discuss the urgency of protecting younger and future generations from an overwhelming IOU in the form of our out-of-control budget process and national debt.”
Our founding editor fired off a response email to the national public relations firm promoting Graham’s appearance asking if the invitation was a joke.
“Not a joke at all, Will,” came the response. “Not at all.”
So … will the University of South Carolina’s “Romney Youth” buy the snake oil Graham is selling them?
We shall see …