The Republican House has finally started to do the job We the People sent them to do in 2010 and again in 2012. Does this mean that the revolution started by the Tea Party movement in 2009 is about to take off in earnest? Perhaps. There are hopeful signs, but the outcome is far from certain.
Protests began in early 2009 over massive deficit spending, both in the stimulus bill and then in the annual appropriations bill that followed almost immediately. The issue was fiscal irresponsibility; it still is. We have been living with that bloated federal budget via “continuing resolution” ever since.
The administration and the intellectual left behind it are like medieval physicians. The economy is sick and weak. The prescription is to bring on the leeches and withdraw more blood. Eventually the patient will die.