Freshman "Tea Party Stars" Steve Southerland (R-FL) and Joe Walsh (R-IL) at the beginning of Christine Armapour's ABC Sunday interview show "This Week."
Four freshman Tea Party Republican “Stars” were interrogated by ABC’s Christine Armapour Sunday morning.
This Left Stream Media host relentlessly pushed the left wing agenda of the Barack Obama Administration. You can find the entire nine-minute video here.
A shorter, three-minute version put on YouTube is here.
One of the four was the 8th Illinois District’s Joe Walsh. The others were Steve Sutherland (R-Florida), Rep. Allen West (R-Florida) and Rep. Renee Ellmers (R- NC).
About raising the debt limit, Walsh replied, “I wish they got as excited as all of the debt that they are piling on the backs of our children and grandchildren.”
“Business as usual in this town is no longer going to exist,” Walsh said concerning raising the debt limit. “The American people sent us her because in a large way they recoiled about all this spending here.”
“There’s got to be something structural on the spending side,” Walsh added, referencing the Balanced Budget Amendment he recently introduced.
Florida Republican Allen West argues that Federal spending should be no higher than 20% of Gross National Procduct. He said President Obama is on track to see 24$ to 26% of what we produce being spent by the Federal government.
“I don’t believe in leadership by fear and intimidation,” former member of the Armed Forces West asked for automatic spending cuts when the debt ceiling was being approached.
Rep. Renee Ellmers' degree in nursing made her the natural person to
Rep. Renee Ellmers, a Registered Nurse from North Carolina, defended the changes in Medicare to “save Medicare.”
“It saves money for Medicare over time and actually increases coverage.”
The Moderator then pushed for the Administration’s goal of higher taxes.
“You raise revenue by growing the economy,” Walsh replied.
"You raise revenue by cutting taxes," Joe Walsh told the ABC audience.
“Every time we’ve cut taxes, revenue has gone up,” Walsh said as moderator Christine Armapour insisted that taxes had to be raised.
"Every time we cut taxes, revenue goes up," Joe Walsh said.
She came back for a second bite and Walsh calmly criticized “your profession hasn’t gotten on him more,” allowing him “a re-do.” Why the pass for President Obama for not leading on entitlement reform.
Reporters don’t answer questions, of course, and she didn’t defend the indefensible.
"I may lose 2012, but I'm not going to lose me in the process "Steve Southerland (R-FL) told the ABC audience.
“Great leadership means you sometimes have to take hits…I may lose 2010, but I’m not going to lose me in the process,” Florida’s Southerland said, concluding the show.