“If government spending were what causes economic growth, as the president believes, then the economy today should be booming,” said Speaker Boehner after another month of sluggish job growth. We need to work together to grow our economy, address our debt crisis, and expand opportunity for all Americans.”
Are there enough voters in this country that can accept those words? Has an additional 18 million Americans on food stamps since Obama’s 2009 inauguration changed that thinking?
To answer that question, a recent survey found the same number of respondents, 72 percent say “reducing the budget deficit should be a top priority, up 19 points from four years ago.”
Were any of those surveyed on some sort of government assistance? That’s doubtful at best. It should be noted that it has been nearly four years since Senate Democrats last passed a budget.
Why is a budget important?
It matters because Americans can’t afford the blurry future without it. It’s all about protecting and saving critical programs like Medicare and Social Security. A budget matters to younger workers who fear more and more money will be taken from their paychecks.
The is being given a chance once again the opportunity to do what all presidents do – lead President Obama has submitted his budget late four out of five times.
Is that the leadership we need as Americans?
Meanwhile “Republicans want to replace the president’s ‘sequester’ with better, thoughtful, common-sense cuts and reforms,” says Rep. Brooks. The White House proposed and insisted on the ‘sequester’ in the 2011 debt limit deal. House Republicans have voted to replace it twice.
Democrats haven’t taken action or offered a replacement plan of their own. You have to ask yourself one question – why?
Are the American people so hooked up to their electronic gadgets that they have forgotten what matters in a free society?
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