Congressman: We’re Turning Into Soviet Union
Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) is one of the lesser-known, more hardcore members of the Republican conference, which means that when he shows up to a Heritage Foundation luncheon like the one I’m at, he can really get rolling. Culberson had an aide get him three glasses of water, which he used to demonstrate the ebb and flow of “state sovereignty” by pouring liquid from glass to glass.
He didn’t so much take questions as ask the audience of mostly conservative bloggers and movement staffers for new media ideas. He came up with one on the spot: everyone should call Congress on noon on April 15 and “light up the phone lines until sparks shoot out.” Someone watching the luncheon online suggested that the message be “No new taxes, no new borrowing.” Culberson signed on right away.
“We really are enslaving future generations with all of this debt,” said Culberson. “We have a president who wants to turn us into … I used to say France, but I think you’re going to jump right beyond that into the vestiges of the Soviet Union.”
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