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Levin: You Cannot Vote for This Budget and Call Yourself a Fiscal Conservative

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | February 9, 2018 | 2:44 PM EST

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin (Screenshot)

On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Thursday, host Mark Levin called out Congress for passing a massive bipartisan budget deal, saying, “[Y]ou cannot call yourself a fiscal conservative and be a member of the senate or the House of Representatives and then vote for this.”

“This is a disastrous budget,” lamented Mark Levin. “Disastrous. And you cannot call yourself a fiscal conservative and be a member of the senate or the House of Representatives and then vote for this.”

Levin’s comments came after a bipartisan budget bill that increases spending by hundreds of billions of dollars passed in both houses of Congress and was signed by President Trump on Friday morning.

Below is a transcript of Levin’s remarks from his show Thursday:

“We’re seeing it play out, yet again.

“There is absolutely no spending control on government – absolutely no spending control on government. There’s absolutely no ability to prioritize. Defense should be at the top of the list, not at the bottom.

“Men and women, parents, who love their own children – who love their own children – vote for individuals who condemn their children, their grandchildren, future generations to a bleak and dark future.

“We are consuming the wealth of future generations, generations yet born. We are consuming their wealth – and they haven’t even created it yet – through debt, through borrowing.

“And then we have to watch as official Washington celebrates from the President of the United States to the majority leader in the senate to the Speaker of the House.

“And their surrogates in the media tell us what a great accomplishment this is. It shows us government works. No it doesn’t. It shows us government doesn’t work. It’s gotten so big and bloated that it’s sucking in the rest of society.

 

“And if you think your children – look at them – if you think your children and grandchildren can withstand the laws of economics, well they can’t, no more than any individual can.

“Just because a collection of individuals and a government are profligate, are out of control, doesn’t mean that there’s some rational basis to addressing it.

“So they walk out these politicians: Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, very proud of themselves.

“We have a Republican leader in the United States Senate who is desperate to hold onto power at any cost, who is interfering in Republican primaries all over the, who helped elect a Democrat in Alabama, is trying to do the same thing in Mississippi and in other states, including Arizona. He is a man who is so consumed with his own power that he is blinded by the conditions in which he creates.

“This is a disastrous budget. Disastrous. And you cannot call yourself a fiscal conservative and be a member of the senate or the House of Representatives and then vote for this.”


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