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Dems’ Budget Failure Latest Entry On A Record Of Fiscal Recklessness

In a speech this morning, Democrat House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced that the House of Representatives will not pass a budget this year. According to The Hill, “The House has never failed to pass an annual budget resolution since the current budget rules were put into place in 1974.” Apparently, House Democrats will instead pass a “budget enforcement resolution,” which The Hill refers to as a “deeming” resolution, which won’t actually budget for anything, but will simply endorse the goals of President Obama’s fiscal commission.

Needless to say, this is simply the latest example of Democrats’ fiscal recklessness and irresponsibility. Democrats began 2009 by passing their massive $862 billion stimulus bill, which has failed to live up to its promises of keeping unemployment around 8% and then followed it up by passing a $410 billion omnibus spending bill. The 2009 omnibus featured “an across-the-board 8 percent increase in spending over [2008] — twice the rate of inflation,” as Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell described it at the time. A year later, President Obama signed into law his unpopular health care spending bill, which could cost as much as $2.5 trillion. Far from reducing government health care spending as Democrats promised, the law will save almost nothing, and the Obama administration’s own Medicare actuary says it will increase government spending. Meanwhile, adding some context to the reports that Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orzag is expected to step down next month, CBS News reporter Mark Knoller pointed out, “On Orszag’s watch, the National Debt has so far soared $2.4-trillion dollars to an all time high over $13-trillion.”

And now we learn that House Democrats won’t pass a budget because they can’t get the votes and don’t want to highlight their spending binge in an election year. As Sen. McConnell said yesterday, “[T]he kind of spending and debt Democrats are engaged in and which they’re committed to continue year after year is like nothing this country has ever seen. And it threatens not only the livelihoods of our children; it threatens our national security, and the very safety net Democrats claim they want to protect. The fact is, the longer we wait to address this debt in a serious manner, the more that safety net frays—and the harder this crisis will be to address. At some point, a choice has to be made. And that point is now.”

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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