The Bigger the Government, the Smaller the People
From The Blaze.com: Speaker Boehner's Response to President Obama's Address
In his response to President Obama’s televised address to the nation Monday night, House Speaker John Boehner stuck to his guns, giving no indication he would be willing to compromise with the President on a debt deal.
During his address, Boehner asserted that when government grows to the point where it encroaches on people’s lives, people themselves are diminished. Boehner stated, “You know, I’ve always believed, the bigger government, the smaller the people. And right now, we have a government so big and so expensive it’s sapping the drive of our people and keeping our economy from running at full capacity.”
Boehner, who said he ran a small business in Ohio before serving in Congress, was “amazed at how different” Washington DC operated than “every business in America.”
“Where most American business make the hard choices to pay their bills and live within their means, in Washington more spending and more debt is business as usual,” opened Boehner.
“I’ve got news for Washington – those days are over,” he warned.
According to the Speaker, Obama came to Congress in January requesting “business as usual,” which, to Boehner, meant “yet another routine increase in the national debt limit.”
“Here was the president, asking for the largest debt increase in American history, on the heels of the largest spending binge in American history,” Boehner continued.
“Here’s what we got for that spending binge: a massive health care bill that most Americans never asked for. A ‘stimulus’ bill that was more effective in producing material for late-night comedians than it was in producing jobs. And a national debt that has gotten so out of hand it has sparked a crisis without precedent in my lifetime or yours,” the Speaker blasted.