This week the monstrosity that Barack Obama has called his “Budget” is coming to a vote in Congress. Last week, we witnessed much debate over the specifics in the budget and we witnessed the Republicans’ amendments and ideas get shot down. The Heritage Foundation has a ton of great information on the different areas of the budget to arm yourself with and can be found here.
The Congressional Budget Office has even come out against the Obama Budget. They are non-partisan and are the experts in this area. The President would do well to listen to them.
Also, the President accused the Republicans of shooting down his budget and not presenting an idea of their own. That all changed last week as the GOP unveiled their Republican Road to Recovery. You can download a copy of that here. The Republican leadership also held a press conference last week explaining their ideas. Investor’s Business Daily has written a great article on the Republican Budget and here is an excerpt:
“Similarly, Ronald Reagan’s response to the deep recession early in his presidency was to cut income tax rates by 25% and lower the capital gains tax rate to 20% from 25%. A massive expansion ensued, extending well beyond his two terms. Today, House Minority Leader John Boehner, GOP Conference chairman Mike Pence and their colleagues want to prescribe the same medicine for what ails us. With Democrats trying to sneak a sweeping overhaul of the country’s medical system into law, including a government-run health plan that would unfairly compete against private insurers, the GOP is offering ‘tax incentives for millions more working families and small-business owners to obtain access to coverage.’ The GOP plan would also let people ‘shop across state lines to purchase affordable policies that best meet their needs.'”
This is the time now to call the representatives in Washington and tell them that we do not stand behind this budget that will leave not only myself, but everyone’s children and grandchildren in debt for the rest of their lives. And this Democrat budget very well could leave America as a second-rate country instead of the world leader that we should be.