It takes a special kind of hypocrisy to be a Democratic Senator these days. Out of one side of their mouth they claim that Paul Ryan’s budget is akin to throwing grandma off a cliff. The Democratic alternative to the Ryan budget – nothing. Ryan was succinct in his answer to this type of overwrought hyperbole from Democrats. Not doing anything effectively raids the Social Security fund, rations care, and bankrupts the program.
The Democratically controlled Senate has gone more than 1,000 days without passing a budget and the American people are frustrated. The Democratically led government is spending over $180,000 dollars a second and has run our debt up to 15.5 trillion. The fact that the Senate refuses to pass a budget is the very definition of gross negligence and a dereliction of duty.
Against this backdrop Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently went on national television and tells us that he has asked the Justice Department to review the impact of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Laws. It appears that Schumer is using the Trayvon Martin shooting to deflect attention away from the failures of both himself and his fellow Democrats in the Senate. How else do you explain the recent fascination with the minutia of State self defense laws when the country is fast approaching insolvency? Isn’t State law the prerogative of a State Senator?
US Senators have specific duties as defined in the Constitution and running a kangeroo court isn’t mentioned. Here is an idea for Senator Schumer and Senate Democrats, instead of worrying about stand your ground, why don’t they do their job?