Host Mark Levin blasted leaders in Washington, particularly Republicans, for not standing for fiscal responsibility while speaking on his nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Mark Levin Show” on Monday.
“We used to at least have fiscal conservatives,” stated Mark Levin. “There are no more fiscal conservatives, maybe a handful. But the Republican Party today does not stand for fiscal responsibility. Therefore, nobody does.”
Mark Levin’s comments came in response to a piece by Brian Riedl in National Review which states that “President Trump and congressional leaders are nearing a [budget] deal that would raise the discretionary-spending caps by $320 billion over two years and offset less than one-quarter of those costs (and even those offsets would take a decade to materialize).”
Below is a transcript, in pertinent part, of Mark Levin’s remarks from his show on Monday:
“Alright, I wasn’t going to start with this. I’m going to talk tonight about the press, about climate change, but first, now, we’re going to talk about the debt.
“It doesn’t matter who the president is. It doesn’t matter which party controls Congress. The fact is that when those in charge of spending and borrowing and taxing do what’s about to be done to the American people, it’s unconscionable. Spending is completely out of control, and we simply do not have any adults who want to do anything about it because it’s much easier politically to just keep spending.
“As Mitch McConnell once said, and I paraphrase, ‘You don’t lose votes by spending.’ That’s the Republican majority leader of the Senate.
“Now, we used to at least have fiscal conservatives. There are no more fiscal conservatives, maybe a handful. But the Republican Party today does not stand for fiscal responsibility. Therefore, nobody does. People can call me and ‘[indiscernible].’ I don’t care. I have kids and grandkids too. I care about the future of this country. This is the most selfish act one generation can do to the next, to impose on generations yet born this massive debt because we want health care for all and we want free college, and we want more this and more of that and so forth and so on is unacceptable. It’s unacceptable.
“What a bunch of punks we’ve become – this generation. I’m not kidding. You know, we like to talk about Millennials: ‘You know, those d--- Millennials!’ We’re doing this! And the generation before us did this.
“We’re told there’s nothing we can do about it. What do you mean there’s nothing we can do about it?
“And then we have a Democrat Party that wants to quadruple what’s taking place, while the Republican Party’s doubling what’s taking place.
“We sent people to Congress during the Tea Party revolution who are now voting for massive spending and massive debt. Why? I’ll tell you why. Because politically – this is what they’re going to tell you – they don’t want to shut down the government, and you have a treasury secretary who’s a liberal Democrat who’s already saying we don’t want to default. There would be no default.
“Well, let me tell you something. One day there will be a default. One day there will be a default, but it will be a different kind of default. It will be one completely out of our control when the economy crumbles. There’ll be no health care; there’ll be no pensions; there’ll be no minimum wage; there’ll be no property rights. It’ll all go up in a puff of smoke.
“And then you have these hucksters on TV and radio saying, ‘You know, they always warn us about this, but none of it happens.’ Well, look at history. It has happened. Just because our economy is so big, it takes time. But the laws of economics, as I’ve said a thousand times, are like the laws of physics. They don’t change. I don’t care how many statutes are passed, I don’t care how many proposals are made, how many claims about redistributing wealth take place, we simply can’t produce enough to keep up with this.”