Seriously…does anyone, on either side of the aisle believe it when Nancy Pelosi says:

“The cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make. It’s really important that people understand that.”
How can any politician get away with a lie like this?  The reality is that the federal budget has doubled in twelve years, from $1.9 trillion in 2001 to $3.8 trillion this year.  If the CEO of a publicly traded company made this type of statement upon which shareholders might rely, they would probably be liable for fraud.  When voters rely upon this sort of statement, the best we can hope is that they vote the fraudsters out of office.
But someone ought to hold them fiscally responsible…really.

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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