Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Obama’s honesty deficit--President still wants to tax and spend his way to prosperity
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 Americas solvency. Mr. Obamas flimsy me, too smacks of desperation.
The White House describes its latest plan as comprehensive and pro-growth but thats deceptive. The GOP used the phrases to describe House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryans 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. Obamas so-called deficit-reduction plan includes a laundry list of spending increases needed to win the future. The priorities in the presidents WTF strategy are windmills and solar panels, high-speed Amtrak and trolleys, federalized education and Pell Grants.
Mr. Obamas 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 weve known throughout most of our history. Of course, when he speaks of history, hes 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...
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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.
Did Boehner bring up to vote that across the board Tax cut bill as an alternative yet?
So, how do we protect ourselves from enemies both foreign and domestic?
Any and all spending is now on the Republicans. Not a dime can be spent without their seal of approval.
John Boehner needs to say “We are right. We will stand our ground even if you shut it down.”
Agreed, it’s time he stood up to the Liar-In-Chief.
He wants to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction? Wow! That’ll really help sell homes. /s
OBAMA = a day late and about a dollar (or 15 trillion dollars) short!!
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