Palin favors impeachment in default debacleNever one to mince words, former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin recently levied some harsh criticism regarding Barack Obama’s handling of the current debt crisis.
In light of his constant insistence that the debt ceiling must be raised prior to Thursday, Palin concluded Obama is “scaremongering the markets” and showing a critical lack of leadership.
“Defaulting on our national debt is an impeachable offense,” she said, “and any attempt by President Obama to unilaterally raise the debt limit without Congress is also an impeachable offense.”
She concluded this administration’s out-of-control spending “is a betrayal of our children and grandchildren who will be stuck with the bill.”
The U.S. Constitution, Palin explained, puts forth the nation’s plan for tackling national debt. By following that lead, she noted there is no worry of a default.
Obama, however, is notoriously reluctant in deferring to the wisdom of America’s founders.
“We currently collect more than enough tax revenue to service our debt if we do that first,” Palin asserted. “However, we don’t have enough money to continue to finance our ever-growing federal government …. That’s why President Obama wants to increase the debt limit.”
Throughout the shutdown, this administration has proven its willingness to make life as difficult as possible for the American people. In return, the leftists in charge try to pin the blame on conservatives in a game of political one-upmanship.
Given his apparent glee at the prospect of holding elderly tourists hostage and threatening veterans with arrest for merely visiting a national landmark, it is not unreasonable to believe Obama could plunge the nation into its first default.
Palin is once again placing herself at the forefront of a national debate and, as usual, comes down on the right side. Of all the acts for which impeachment is warranted, sending a nation into economic ruin to suit an ideological bent should fall near the top of the list.
–B. Christopher Agee