You can’t make this up:
During a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday on the budget, two Democrats complained after House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling instructed that two monitors in the hearing room display a real-time running national debt clock.
California Rep. Maxine Waters and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison both issued complaints about the displays, according to video of the hearing.
“Clearly it is a political prop designed to message ideologically,” Ellison said.
Waters asked that the debt clock not be on display whenever Democrats spoke, Hensarling said during the hearing.
“At the request of the ranking member, the national debt clock will not be put on the screens during Democratic time,” said Hensarling, a Texas Republican.
I dunno. If I were Waters or Ellison, I’d be more upset that I’d contributed all I did to cause the debt to skyrocket in the first place than I was over the existence of the clock itself. Oh wait, maybe that’s why they didn’t like it there to begin with, because they understand it’s a stark, glaring reminder of their rampant culpability. In reality, they’ll never openly admit to their role, which is – of course – part of the problem. They actually don’t care about their part in this at all. As far as they’re concerned, “the rich” should solve all of our debt problems via higher taxes. There is no such thing as “too much spending” to far leftists like Ellison and Waters.
And speaking of Ellison, if you didn’t watch Hannity last night, you missed Ellison at his absolute worst. Click here for the fireworks.