Tampa’s political kingmaker calls it like he sees it — and he’s right this time
By Chris Ingram
Sam Rashid, known for being a behind the scenes political puppet master in Hillsborough County and an occasional target of my irreverent views has an excellent column in today’s Tampa Tribune about the budget fight, spending and taxes.
Rashid’s column is refreshing in that it takes responsibility for the mess, instead of blame; and recognizes the shared sacrifice all Americans will have to accept to get out of the hole we’re in (including cuts to entitlements and yes, raising taxes).
The debt-limit “deal” expected to be signed by President Obama this week is just that — another “deal.” It’s based on projections and expectations that the next Congress will act responsibly — don’t count on it.
Deals are what got us into the current mess we’re in. What we need is leadership.
Sam’s approach is practical, responsible, achievable, and easy to explain, but only if we have real leaders in Washington — which of course we don’t.
Maybe Sam ought to run for the U.S. Senate. The current field consists of nothing but a bunch of circus clowns who will give us more of the same.
Okay, I’m just being irreverent here (with the part about Sam for the U.S. Senate), but continuing down the current path isn’t going to change a thing, because all the Republicans and Democrats in Washington have done is punt — again.
Regardless, thanks for stepping up to the plate and calling it like it is Sam.
Read Sam’s column in the Tribune by clicking here.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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