So Congress and the White House reached an agreement on the debt ceiling, but Glenn was much less than impressed by the deal. After all, it only cuts $7 billion in spending – less than two days of borrowing – and puts off the burden of serious reform onto a special commission. What should Tea Party and conservative leaders be telling their constituents as Congress moves to pass this deal?
“So now if I was a House member or a Senate member, here's what I would do today. And I hope there are House or Senate members that are listening,” Glenn told listeners. “Here's what I would do. I'd get my ass on a plane and I would go back to my people.”
Glenn said he would tell voters, “'These clowns in Washington, we did everything we could. We did absolutely everything we could. There's about 30 of us. We stood together. We held fast. And here's what we ‑‑ here's what we did accomplish. We did get this budget amendment in. God knows if they'll ever vote on it. God knows what will ever happen. We tried our best to hold the line on taxes. We tried to make them cap it. They wouldn't listen. They played games. The clowns in Washington are going to destroy our country. You know it and I know it. Now, we can either get mad or I can go back and continue this fight to slow them down, but you on the other hand are going to be the key.’”
“’ And it's not about getting anybody else reelected, it's not about anything other than you must prepare. You must prepare for hard times. Because they are coming. Because these guys will continue to ‑‑ there's more spending coming. There are more emergencies coming. There are more reasons than I can count on all of my fingers and toes that there is ‑‑ we have to have this spending. Otherwise X, Y, or Z will happen. Moody's or S&P or Fitch, it's all going to happen. It's only a matter of time. Could be tomorrow, could be in five years from now, but you need to be prepared. You want to save the Constitution? You prepare. You prepare. You make sure you have enough food for you and your family and maybe a few neighbors if times come, and you make sure that you can live within your means. Get out of debt and be a solid citizen. ‘”
“’Oh, by the way, you might want to read some things that make you a better person as well. Period.’”
Do you think any Congress members will actually go back and say that? Probably not.