Once again, Obama is publicly criticizing Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, which passed in the House by a vote of 228-191. This budget proposes spending cuts of $5.3 trillion over 10 years, decreases in both personal and corporate tax rates, and deficit reduction of over $3 trillion, as well as various reforms to the tax code and to programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. It also reduces the size of government, strengthens national defense and repeals Obamacare.
In contrast, Obama’s budget proposal would increase spending, increase taxes, increase the debt, increase the size of government, and slash defense spending.
I find it ironic that Obama would criticize anyone’s budget, when his was so absurd, not even one Democrat would back it. His budget failed in the House with a vote of 414-0 (although the MSM outlets give the impression it only failed because of the Republican majority in the House). It’s also important to note that this is the second time President Obama’s budget has been soundly defeated. Last year, his budget also failed in the Senate by a vote of 97-0. Again, not one single Democrat would back his budget. How bad does your budget have to be that you can’t even get the support of left-wing radicals like Boxer and Reid?
In remarks at an Associated Press luncheon, President Obama slammed Ryan’s budget, saying “Disguised as [a] deficit reduction plan, it’s really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. It’s nothing but thinly-veiled Social Darwinism. It’s antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everyone who’s willing to work for it — a place where prosperity doesn’t trickle down from the top, but grows outward from the heart of the middle class. And by gutting the very things we need to grow an economy that’s built to last — education and training; research and development — it’s a prescription for decline,” the president will say.
Sounds all scary, right? Maybe to the uninformed. But when you break down Obama’s comments, there’s really nothing there. These criticisms are nothing but generalizations, with no real substance behind them. He’s not specific on any part of the plan, or how it will have any negative impact on our economy. It’s empty rhetoric. Period. This is all Obama knows how to do…spew empty rhetoric and attempt to bully Congress and scare Americans.
It also amazes me to watch Obama consistently “stand up” for the middle class in his speeches, but the group who is being hit the hardest by Obama’s policies is, in fact, the middle class. Small businesses, which are the heart of this economy, have been closing their doors at alarming rates, due to the implementation of Obamacare, increasing gas prices, and the overall economic struggles we’ve experienced over the past 3 years. If Obamacare is not repealed, and is fully implemented in 2014, even more businesses will have to close their doors. People are still losing their jobs and their homes. Gas prices were at $1.84/gallon when Obama took office, and is now at an average of $3.85, with some cities charging as much as $5/gallon. Food prices are continuing to rise. The list goes on.
What we’re really seeing here is the desperation of Obama, because this whole sham of a presidency is coming to light to more and more Americans every day. He knows that the public is not buying into this “war on women” and the war on the elderly and the poor, and that the typical scare tactics of the Democratic party are just not resonating anymore. People are finally seeing that this president is hellbent on “fundamentally transforming America” into a socialistic society, and they don’t want any part of it. Obama trashed the Supreme Court in his SOTU speech 2 years ago, and has now attempted to bully them into upholding Obamacare. This again shows his desperation. He’s clearly worried that the Supreme Court will strike down this un-Constitutional debacle of a bill. And the attacks from the left will continue to become more hateful and more desperate. Obama knows his days are numbered, and Michelle’s 4-year vacation is coming to an end.