By the close of business on Nov. 14, the federal debt had climbed to $14,977,884,880,834.39. That equaled about $127,430 for every household in the country -- or an increase of about $6,766 per household during the period the Republican House had an effective veto over federal spending.
During that time, House Speaker Boehner also negotiated a deal with President Obama to increase the legal limit on the national debt by as much as $2.4 trillion.
What did House Republicans get in return for sending President Obama a series of must-sign continuing resolutions that allowed the federal debt to climb by $6,766 per household in less than eight months?
Did they include language in any of these must-sign spending bills that prohibited funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which subsidizes liberal talk radio and television? No, they did not.
Did they include language in any of these must-sign spending bills that prohibited federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading abortion provider? No, they did not.
Did they include language in any of these must-sign spending bills that prohibited funding for the implementation of Obamacare? No, they did not.
Because the Republicans did not defund the implementation of Obamacare, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was able to issue an Obamacare regulation in August that will require every health care plan in America to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including abortifacients.
This regulation blatantly violates the right to freedom of conscience of every American who understands that abortion takes a human life.
It is a direct attack on the Catholic Church, which is well-known for its moral teachings against artificial contraception and sterilization.
A perfect storm is brewing in American life. The liberal assaults on our economic and religious liberty are converging.
We are as much in need of great leaders today as at anytime in our history. We will not find them among those who now run Congress.