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Monday, June 06, 2011

What We Learned from Budget Debate I

The massive runaway spending by Barack Obama is the top issue with grassroots Americans. That problem is a long way from solved, but we've learned a lot from the budget debate.

1. We've turned a corner. The debate is no longer about what new phony "stimulus" spending Obama will try to rush through Congress, but about how much and what appropriations to cut.

2. U.S. voters are still vehement in demanding repeal of ObamaCare and the extra spending it includes. Support for ObamaCare has dropped to only 35%.

3. The Democrats are servants of the feminists and intend to keep liberal social issues on the front burner. President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid were ready and willing to shut down the entire government in order to keep the appropriation for Planned Parenthood, which is the country's top abortion provider.

4. The feminist globalists dictate Obama's war policy, too. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, National Security Council Adviser Samantha Power, and UN Ambassador Susan Rice nagged Obama until he started a war in Libya without knowing who the insurgents are and without any game plan to win anything helpful to the United States.

5. The Republicans presented two sensible and specific budgets (by Paul Ryan and Jim Jordan) while Obama's budget is a repeat of yesterday's spending orgy. This provides new proof that Obama's real goal was and is to "spread the wealth around" (as he told Joe the Plumber), stealing from current taxpayers and inflicting colossal debt on their children and grandchildren.

6. The best rule of thumb in dealing with the 2012 federal budget deficit is to freeze total spending at the pre-Obama level. That's a reasonable goal. Yes, we've learned a lot during the budget debate.

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