The Seeds of Shutdown

Apr 07 2011

As a life-long Republican and a founding member of the Tea Party caucus, I can tell you there is not one member of this body, nor is there one member of the senate Tea Party Caucus who wants a government shutdown.

Republicans have, from the outset of this, attempted to bring forward proposals to make sure that we don't get into a shutdown. The question we need to ask ourselves, is why does the President of the United States, President Barack Obama, want a government shutdown?
As I listened carefully to the President defend his decision to send our men and women into harm’s way in Libya, I came away disappointed that he has still failed to specifically outline America’s national security interest in the conflict, or the strategic military objectives he plans to achieve by our continued involvement.