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EDITORIAL: Obama’s honesty deficit--President still wants to tax and spend his way to prosperity
The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2011 | Editorial

Posted on 04/13/2011 4:48:04 PM PDT by jazusamo

President Obama outlined what he called a framework for deficit reduction Wednesday. It was a tacit admission that his 2012 budget submission did not go far enough. That shows Republicans succeeded in seizing the initiative with their own comprehensive, pro-growth proposal to restore America’s solvency. Mr. Obama’s flimsy “me, too” smacks of desperation.

The White House describes its latest plan as “comprehensive” and “pro-growth” but that’s deceptive. The GOP used the phrases to describe House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s package of discretionary spending cuts, entitlement reforms and tax relief. Mr. Obama hijacked the words to describe a combination of illusory spending cuts and very real tax hikes. Worse, Mr. Obama’s so-called deficit-reduction plan includes a laundry list of spending increases needed to “win the future.” The priorities in the president’s WTF strategy are windmills and solar panels, “high-speed” Amtrak and trolleys, federalized education and Pell Grants.

Mr. Obama’s speech blasted Republicans for daring to question the relevance of these sacred initiatives, saying any reductions would lead to a “fundamentally different America than the one we’ve known throughout most of our history.” Of course, when he speaks of history, he’s not referring to the Founding Fathers, none of whom were known for backing windmill-farm subsidies. For the left, all history begins with Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson, both of whom believed government, not private industry, to be the source of economic growth...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial
KEYWORDS: debt; deficit; fdr; greatsociety; lbj; liarinchief; newdeal; obama; ryan; taxandspend

1 posted on 04/13/2011 4:48:05 PM PDT by jazusamo
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2 posted on 04/13/2011 4:51:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Good one!


3 posted on 04/13/2011 4:53:09 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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4 posted on 04/13/2011 4:53:42 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Those who are ignorant of history are bound to repeat it.

Socialism has been a miserable failure everywhere it’s been tried.

But when you offer to stick your hand in Peter’s pocket to pay Paul, you’re not likely to get many complaints from Paul.


5 posted on 04/13/2011 4:54:33 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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Did Boehner bring up to vote that across the board Tax cut bill as an alternative yet?


6 posted on 04/13/2011 4:59:24 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: jazusamo

bump


7 posted on 04/13/2011 5:01:09 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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Just Hanging Around?
Haven't donated yet?
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8 posted on 04/13/2011 5:13:40 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: jazusamo
Obama's War on Energy
Obama's War to Redistribute Wealth
Obama's War Between the Generations
Obama's War Between the Employer Class and the Employee Class

So, how do we protect ourselves from enemies both foreign and domestic?

9 posted on 04/13/2011 5:37:43 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Jack Hammer

Any and all spending is now on the Republicans. Not a dime can be spent without their seal of approval.


10 posted on 04/13/2011 5:49:08 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: jazusamo

John Boehner needs to say “We are right. We will stand our ground even if you shut it down.”


11 posted on 04/13/2011 5:55:40 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is a fraud. The founders gave us the tool of impeachment for a reason.)
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Agreed, it’s time he stood up to the Liar-In-Chief.


12 posted on 04/13/2011 6:10:51 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." - Winston Churchill
13 posted on 04/13/2011 6:13:05 PM PDT by camerongood210 ( Matthew 24)
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To: jazusamo

He wants to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction? Wow! That’ll really help sell homes. /s


14 posted on 04/13/2011 6:47:17 PM PDT by newzjunkey (A pox on all their houses!)
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To: jazusamo
The priorities in the president’s WTF strategy are windmills and solar panels, “high-speed” Amtrak and trolleys, federalized education and Pell Grants

Win The Future, hehe.
15 posted on 04/13/2011 6:56:40 PM PDT by andyk (Wealth != Income)
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16 posted on 04/13/2011 8:33:45 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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OBAMA = a day late and about a dollar (or 15 trillion dollars) short!!


17 posted on 04/14/2011 1:21:38 AM PDT by princess leah
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