Cornyn: ‘It May Be Necessary to Partially Shut Down the Government in Order to Secure the Long-term Fiscal Well-being of Our Country’

In an op-ed in the Chronicle this morning, republished on his website, Sen. John Cornyn:

The coming deadlines will be the next flashpoints in our ongoing fight to bring fiscal sanity to Washington. It may be necessary to partially shut down the government in order to secure the long-term fiscal well being of our country, rather than plod along the path of Greece, Italy and Spain. President Obama needs to take note of this reality and put forward a plan to avoid it immediately.

Does this mean we’ll soon have more delicious olive oils, cheeses, and seafood? Fingers crossed!


  • Rob

    Say what you will about Obama and his smoke and mirrors for the cheap seats about taxing the rich, his smartest move was letting that stupid payroll tax holiday expire without saying anything. He and Reid and Pelosi know they don’t have anything to fear from the Republicans, but letting SS lose any more funding would put them in deep doo-doo with the AARP. Theater for the groundlings who tweet. Obedience to the people who actually vote.

  • Edward

    It’s funny to hear Cornyn and the others go on and on about the fiscal well-being of our country, when they are the ones who are to blame.

    To top it off, they throw in Greece, Italy and Spain as some kind of comparison, when our situations couldn’t be more different. Odd how they don’t bring up England, where the austerity programs the Republicans would like to implement here have decimated the economy and sent the country back into recession.

    The Republicans have no interest in any kind of long-term fiscal sanity. Just look at their Ryan plan, which would actually increase the country’s debt. All they believe in is an anti-government philosophy where they want to shrink the government so much that it can’t function at all.

  • Avid Reader

    The Democrats have no interest in any kind of long-term fiscal sanity. Just look at the Obama budget, which would actually increase the country’s debt and which got zero votes in both the Republican controlled House and the Democratic controlled Senate. All they believe in is big-government philosophy where they want to grow the government so much that it hinders personal freedoms and private enterprise can’t function at all.

    General talking points from msnbc/fox are fun!

  • Bobtex

    I guess when Crazy-Talkin’ Cruz came to Washington, Cornyn was afraid that his own title of Chief Texas Crazy-Talkin’ Senator was at risk, so he decided to preempt Cruz with this bit of craziness.

    Between Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, and John Cornyn, foiks are gonna start thinking that ALL Texans are crazy. And that’s just crazy talk.