Sunday, April 13, 2014

House of Representatives Reject Obama's Budget 413-2

Two brave Democrats voted for President Obama’s budget on Wednesday, preventing another unanimous defeat for their party leader.
The rest of the chamber, however, had other plans, sending Mr. Obama’s plan to a devastating 413-2 defeat as most Democrats joined Republicans in rejecting the fiscal year 2015 blueprint.
To keep this post "honest and transparent", (like everything else that comes out of the White House), the Democrats claim this wasn't Obama's bill:
House Republicans staged the vote to be able to argue that Mr. Obama’s plans are unpopular on both sides of the aisle, though Democrats said it was a useless vote and said the plan — which Republicans wrote to reflect the president’s budget — wasn’t actually Mr. Obama’s own plan. 
Yet Guy Benson at Town Hall says the GOP simply put Obama's Budget into legislative language, where the Democrats are crying foul, but the synopsis of Obama's plan was obvious:
The White House and House Democrats can claim that the GOP's version of Obama's budget wasn't an "accurate reflection" of the original document, but it essentially lifted Obama's entire vision and dropped it into legislative language. In reality, all but two Democrats -- one of whom was this guy -- chose not to attach themselves to the president's plan, which calls for the following:
 President Obama's 2015 Budget Proposal:
(1) Never balances. Ever.
(2) Increases spending, ballooning the national debt by $8.3 trillion over the budget window -- $1 trillion beyond than the unsustainable current trajectory. Under Obama's plan, the red ink on the above chart would be steeper, sooner.
(3) Raises taxes by an additional $1.8 trillion (and again, never balances).
(4) Makes no attempt at reforming the gathering tidal wave of unfunded promises that Obama has admitted in the past are driving a long-term debt crisis.  (you can go to this link for further explanations to Benson's interpretation of Obama's Budget)
 But wait!  Maybe this really isn't Obama's Budget?

Senate confirmation hearings on the president’s choice to succeed Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary, budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will give Republicans days of media exposure for their criticism of a program that remains unpopular.
So, once again, our dear leader can claim "plausible deniability" that he's responsible for another multi-trillion budget busting bill.  But there's that pesky health care legislation rearing up is ugly head......again.....that the CBO says will cost 2.5 million jobs, as estimates of the real cost of this train wreck keep eating into our national budget.  But that's another story, (or, as the Liberal pundits put it---another "settled science"). Stand by for the denial accusations.

~ Rov

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