Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) spoke to ‘The Uninvited II,” the side conference staged by Breitbart News and EMPact America at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, warning of the dire state of U.S. government finances. We are on a “path to debilitating insolvency,” he said, noting that Adm. Mike Mullen, then-Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the national debt was the “biggest through to our national security.”
Rather than a Balanced Budget Amendment, he said, Congress had settled in 2011 on the Budget Control Act, which led to defense cuts that have seen our Navy reduced to pre-World War I levels, the Army to World War II levels, and the Air Force to its weakest level ever. By increasing the debt ceiling without solving the underlying problem of deficit spending, he said, Brooks said, the government had only made the problem even worse.
On the positive side: “We are a Republic,” Brooks said. It would take a major electoral victory, he said, to change America’s downward fiscal and military trajectory, though “we may have to wait a while” before that happened.