President Obama Wants to Spend More Money

President Obama Wants to Spend More Money

Postby Southern Dad » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:53 pm

Heralding a new budget battle with congressional Republicans, President Obama called Thursday for an end to the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration and proposed a 7% hike in spending above those limits.

"Let's make sure that we're funding the things that we know help American families succeed," Obama told a meeting of House Democrats as his staff disclosed parts of a proposed budget to be unveiled Monday.

The president wants to "reverse harmful sequestration cuts," and focus instead on "middle-class economics" that includes new programs for child care, paid leave and community college, said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

All told, the new federal budget proposal will include about $74 billion more in "discretionary investments" than would be allowed under sequestration in 2016, about a 7% increase over those caps, the White House said in a statement.

as reported by USA Today

The President, in typical democrat fashion wants to increase spending. No surprise there. However, I find it odd that democrats love to take credit for the reduction in the annual budget deficit when the truth is, unchecked this administration wouldn't be cutting anything. The cuts have come from The Sequester which the President wants to repeal. In this time when the President is asking to raise taxes because our country needs additional revenue, he wants to increase spending? Really? No wonder the democrats lost the House and Senate. They just don't understand fiscal responsibility.
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Re: President Obama Wants to Spend More Money

Postby The Comrade » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:56 pm

if increasing spending was a partisan issue we wouldn't have had debt and deficits since 1776.
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Re: President Obama Wants to Spend More Money

Postby Southern Dad » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:28 pm

The Comrade wrote:if increasing spending was a partisan issue we wouldn't have had debt and deficits since 1776.


Ah yes, the normal defense of the left... "The Republicans did it too or first." The fact still remains that the current President still wants to raise taxes on Americans at the same time he wants to increase spending. The democrats love to brag that deficit spending has decreased in the last couple years but don't want to credit The Sequester with being a driving cause of that. How curious.

FYI - We've had a national debt since the FDR/Truman administration.
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Re: President Obama Wants to Spend More Money

Postby The Comrade » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:38 pm

we've had national debt since the country was formed. and i'm not defending it or condemning it, i'm just saying deficit spending isn't a partisan issue. to say it is is to be completely ignorant of history. willfully so.
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Re: President Obama Wants to Spend More Money

Postby Southern Dad » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:04 pm

The Comrade wrote:we've had national debt since the country was formed. and i'm not defending it or condemning it, i'm just saying deficit spending isn't a partisan issue. to say it is is to be completely ignorant of history. willfully so.


The question is do you support President Obama wanting to raise taxes on some, while asking to increasing spending significantly by having The Sequester ended?
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Re: President Obama Wants to Spend More Money

Postby The Comrade » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:11 pm

yes we absolutely need to be taxing people more. ending the sequestration cuts would have to be on a department by department basis.
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Re: President Obama Wants to Spend More Money

Postby Southern Dad » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:15 pm

The Comrade wrote:yes we absolutely need to be taxing people more. ending the sequestration cuts would have to be on a department by department basis.


Let me guess... All cuts to Department of Defense. Then spend, spend, spend everywhere else? I am very glad that President Obama is nothing more than a lame duck, figurehead for two more years before he moves away to write his memoirs. He can huff and he can puff but in the end? He lacks the leadership ability to be dangerous. The truth is that The Sequester (The Affordable Care Act of 2011) was signed into law by he, himself.
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Re: President Obama Wants to Spend More Money

Postby The Comrade » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:19 pm

Southern Dad wrote:
Let me guess...


i'll allow it

Southern Dad wrote:All cuts to Department of Defense. Then spend, spend, spend everywhere else?


incorrect

Southern Dad wrote: The truth is that The Sequester (The Affordable Care Act of 2011) was signed into law by he, himself.


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Re: President Obama Wants to Spend More Money

Postby eynon81 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:32 pm

I would like to know more Com...
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Re: President Obama Wants to Spend More Money

Postby The Comrade » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:45 pm

about what we should cut or what we should tax?
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