John Sidney McCain on CNN with Wolf Blitzer:
“I think there’s gonna be a whole new field of battle when the debt ceiling rolls around. Most of us have pledged that we’re gonna have to… before we vote again to raise the debt ceiling — even though it may be at great political cost — we’ve got to address spending, and that means entitlements. We’ve got to sit down together and get us back on a path… look, we just added, what, $2.1 trillion in the last increase in the debt ceiling, and spending continues to go up. I think there’s gonna be a pretty big showdown the next time around when we go to the debt…”
Yes indeedy, Frick and Frack are at it again, this time humming their little “Screw America” tunes, harmonizing, holding hands, and skipping down Hostage-Taking Lane.
But now, McCain and other Republicans are making it clear: either programs protecting the health and financial solvency of American seniors must be significantly cut — or they will thrust the nation into an economic calamity unheard of since the Great Depression.
And via Politico, here’s what McCain’s little BFF had to say on Fox:
“We’re going to get blamed and about two weeks into this, we’ll fold like a cheap suit. … Save your powder for the debt ceiling fight.”
By all means, rest up, because it takes a lot out of a Republican to sink an entire country.