Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Obama threatens to veto Republican cuts

Someone is itching for a showdown.
The Hill: The Obama administration on Tuesday threatened to veto the House GOP's measure funding the federal government. In a statement of administration policy, the Office of Management and Budget said cuts included in the Republican continuing resolution would hamstring the U.S. economy and compromise national security.
"If the president is presented with a bill that undermines critical priorities or national security through funding levels or restrictions, contains earmarks or curtails the drivers of long-term economic growth and job creation while continuing to burden future generations with deficits, the president will veto the bill," the statement said. 
The White House said the cuts in the GOP plan "will undermine our ability to out-educate, out-build, and out-innovate the rest of the world."
The statement said the GOP proposal goes too far and "proposes cuts that would sharply undermine core government functions and investments key to economic growth and job creation, and would reduce funding for the Department of Defense to a level that would leave the department without the resources and flexibility needed to meet vital military requirements."
Are you kidding me? Does anyone in their right mind thinks that $61 billion in cuts from a $3 trillion + dollar budget would even be noticed?  The only people who will fall for this BS are Kool Aid guzzlers, the mathematically challenged and the mentally retarded.  There simply isn't anyway to take the administration's line of thinking seriously.
Now is the time for Republicans to skip the polite parlor talk.  If Obama is hell bent of spending money we don't have, then it is time for Republicans to channel their inner Alan Grayson and simply say: "Obama wants to bankrupt the nation".  There is little reason to be coy about it.  Something tells me that someone on Facebook will say it pretty soon.

3 comments:

Lady Liberty said...

We all want Obama out of the White House, and there is no Republican nominee who can beat Obama. Except Paul. The only way to beat Obama is to steal his votes, and the only who who will do that is Paul. Obama only won the election because he got the Independent vote- it was anyone other than McCain/Palin. Independents and Democrats alike love Paul.
This is a serious situation. We can't just wait until 2016 when any old Republican is a shoe in. I fear the economy- and the dollar- will not last that long. It's time we stop worrying about the reputation of the Republican party (who will be their puppet) and start worrying about the future of this country.
Please, don't give up on Ron Paul. Reconsider what you think you know about him- the media has not done a fair job. He was completely ignored in the 08 election.


"Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer, he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country."
-Ronald Reagan

VidTruth said...

Agreed Lady Liberty! Ron Paul is going to win, if the GOP leadership chooses him. Speaking of which, truly shows that the people aren't really the ones who get to choose the President...Party National Committees do. Additionally, we all must further the research of the incredible Dr. Kunjufu who exposes an elite agenda to purge the black population: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=D7CD0D384E9F633A

bd said...

no reason to be coy: too kind

to the rp champions: good, bad or indifferent - rp is no rr - after all these years, not going to happen... use your fervor to encourage as well as vet a viable candidate; and try to temper your puritanical bent - you can become to be seen as "one dimensional"

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