"Nobody is talking about cutting any spending. Republicans and Democrats they pretend they’re fighting up there, but they really aren’t. They’re arguing over power, spin, and who looks good, and who looks bad, but they’re all trying to preserve this system where they can spend what they want... They are so they so far removed from admitting the seriousness of this crisis and if they don’t admit it, they can’t solve the problem. They’re like a bunch of drug addicts that just want another fix. That’s what they are looking for."But an even more biting comment from the soon-to-be "former" Congressman from Texas, in response to a question by CNBC talking head Amelia Bordeaux on who will get blamed, who will be in a better position if we do go over the cliff?:
Well, it's the people who have control over the spin. And that's the Democrats. You know, the Republicans, even with all their shortcomings have actually passed bills that would have solved this problem. With the spin accomplished by the senate, the president, and the media, it makes it look like the Republicans don't care about anything.