Virginia congressman admits: ‘If you don’t tie our hands, we will keep stealing.’His is the kind of lament one might expect from a demented murderer - Stop me before I kill again! But an inability to stop spending his constituents' hard-earned income? He is an adult, right?
By: Barbara Hollingsworth, Washington Examiner
Here’s what a major mid-term correction looks like:
On March 16, when confronted by members of the Jefferson Area Tea Party, Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Va., made a startling confession:
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned up here (in Washington) and I didn’t really need to come up here to learn it, is the only way to get Congress to balance the budget is to give them no choice, and the only way to keep them out of the cookie jar is to give them no choice, which is why – whether it’s balanced budget acts or pay as you go legislation or any of that – is the only thing. If you don’t tie our hands, we will keep stealing”
Incumbents running for reelection are expected to posture, inflate their accomplishments and embellish the truth. But the Yale-educated Democrat’s attempt to placate angry Tea Partiers by telling them that “If you don’t tie our hands, we will keep stealing” is shockingly, even brutally honest.
Perriello unwittingly gives voters in the Fifth District the most compelling reason to throw him – and the rest of his fellow Democrats, who have been in charge of Congress since 2006 – out of office in November. [link]
This is pathetic.
And more than a little bit weird.