Skip to comments.How will he pay for it? Fiscal realities put Obama agenda in question [Random Act of Journalism?]
Posted on 02/11/2013 4:29:34 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Less than one month into his second term, President Barack Obama looks to complete the outlines of an ambitious agenda in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
In his inaugural speech, the president telegraphed several initiatives he wants Congress to pursue and pass this year: gun control legislation, a bill to create a legalization process for many of the nations illegal immigrants, subsidiesfor renewable energy technologies and legislation to respond to climate change.
Obama will likely return to those topics Tuesday night, but the White House has signaled that this speech will focusmore on the themes that dominated the past four years -- jobs and the economy -- with new initiatives aimed at improving the prospects of growth for both, and a particular emphasis on the middle class.
But any new policies or programs will have a cost to both present and future taxpayers, and it will take some time to figure out that cost because the president hasnt yet presented his budget proposal to Congress. And when he does, the ongoing standoff between Republicans and Democrats over everything from how to continue funding the government to looming spending cuts still leaves plenty of uncertainty about any fiscal policy in Washington.
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The people who are paid to be journalists need to get over their infatuation with his celebrity and realize he is an inept incompetent place holder.
NO REPUBLICAN WITH THE SAME RECORD WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THE SAME "HANDS OFF", KID GLOVE TREATMENT BY THE MEDIA!
Reality? They will just keep muddying the waters and blowing smoke so reality cannot be discerned by most.
No kiddin !
You’d think that the GOP majority in the House would be able to starve any program the kenyan commie initiates by cutting off funds, except that the GOP is “led” by a RINO idiot named Boehner.
A total economic crash, though, will bring their utopian fantasies to a halt PDQ.
Just field prep work for the “Eeeeeeevil Republicans are Sabotaging his Presidency” barrage we’ll be hearing for the next 2 years.