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14 February 2012

GA GOP Chair, Savannah Morning News Agree Obama Budget Spends Excessively

Monday, the Obama Administration released its budget for fiscal year 2013. The Obama budget includes a $1.2 trillion deficit, which ultimately will push the national debt even higher. The national debt currently sits at $15.3 trillion.

Obviously, not everyone is pleased with the Obama budget, which according to Associated Press reports, takes a pass on "reining in government growth."

Georgia Republican Party Chairman Sue P. Everhart said, in a statement Monday, "Instead of keeping his promise to cut our budget deficit in half by the end of his first term, President Obama will have now recorded four consecutive years of budget deficits in excess of $1 trillion – a shameful record. Barack Obama’s FY 2013 budget proposal is more of the same: progressive tax increases, runaway entitlement spending and increased debt-inducing ‘stimulus’ expenditures."

Everhart's sentiments are echoed in an editorial published by the Savannah Morning News Tuesday.

Mr. Obama had the perfect opportunity this week to bring this nation closer together and help get the economy back on track by proposing a 2013 budget that’s fiscally responsible.

Sadly, it looks like Americans are in for another brutal year of politics by their elected leaders in Washington. Instead of reaching out to members of Congress — especially the Republican-controlled House — Mr. Obama gave them the stiff arm.

The president’s budget proposal is more of what Americans have come to expect from Mr. Obama’s administration — more spending, more borrowing and more debt.

Obama's budget: A wasted chance. Savannah Morning News. Retrieved on 2012-2-14.

Obama and his surrogates frequently like to suggest that Republicans are trying to buy the 2012 presidential election with large amounts of campaign cash. This budget is Obama's attempt to buy another four years in the White House.

19th century Scottish historian Sir Alex Fraser Tytler once said, "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship."

With his budget, Obama promises the most benefits from the public treasury. With his budget, Obama hopes a majority will vote for him come November because of the fact he is promising the most benefits from the public treasury. The Obama administration has played fast and loose with our nation's fiscal policy. In other words, Obama must be defeated in November lest he hasten this country's collapse towards a dictatorship.