Yesterday, President Obama announced that he intends to cut the deficit in half by the middle of his term. This statement leaves me somewhat dumbfounded. Being that just last week with a quick stroke of his pen, he doubled the deficit, doesn't that mean he's going to put the deficit right back where he found it? Which also begs the question, couldn't he have saved a step and not spent a trillion dollars we don't have?
In the presentation, one of his advisers said that the first step to get to entitlement reform is basically to spend billions on socialized medicine. The contradiction is enough to give you whiplash. The only way to get spending under control is to spend billions more?
Obama himself said that we cannot continue to pile debt onto future generations. Again the whiplash hits me. He and his party push through a trillion dollars in spending that heaps debt onto future generations without letting the people who are supposed to represent us read it, and he says we can't heap debt onto future generations. I'm at a complete loss.
Meanwhile, the Democrat-run congress is set to pass a $410 billion omnibus spending bill that Mike Pence, R-Ind. termed, "the largest increase in discretionary spending since the Carter administration."
Republicans have called for a spending freeze, which the Democrats seem to have already rejected.
Charlie Melancon, D-La., Blue Dog co-chairman for communications said, "The Blue Dogs will be President Obama's allies in Congress as he moves to re-institute tough budget enforcement mechanisms, such as pay-as-you-go rules, that have the force of law."
So, while they pass the largest spending increase in decades, they call for tough budget enforcement and pay-as-you go laws? In the wake of spending that makes the Bush administration's drunken sailor attitude toward money look frugal, all I can say is it's time to get a neck brace.
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