Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Obama On Budgeting And Clear Choices

Detroit Free Press: Obama says today's GOP would reject Ronald Reagan

Making his case for re-election, Obama said the nation must restore a sense of security for hard-working Americans and stand for a government willing to help those in hard times. The Democratic president blasted Republicans by name and said the choice between the parties is “unambiguously clear.”
On the one hand, we have a President that's increased the deficit by over 46 percent to over 4.6 trillions, faster than any president before him. A President under whom Operation Fast and Furious shipped guns illegally to Mexico to further a domestic gun control agenda. A president who has consistently spend trillions every year. A president that has taken crony capitalism to new heights. Oh, and a President who intervenes, stupidly, into racially-charged situations without contemplating the consequences of his actions.

I'd say the choice is pretty clear all right.

On the question of the Budget, Obama's criticism doesn't even pass the laugh test:

Obama directly challenged Romney for embracing a $3.5 trillion budget proposal led by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin that was approved by the House last week. Ryan’s proposal aims to slash the federal deficit and reduce the size of government. It stands little chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate, yet Obama targeted it as a symbol of the Republican vision.

Obama even poked fun at Romney’s word choice. “He even called it ‘marvelous,’ which is a word you don’t often hear when it comes to describing a budget,” Obama said. “It’s a word you don’t often hear generally.”
Big words for a President that hasn't even had a budget passed on his watch in over 1,000 days

Obama used his speech to paint his Republican rivals as protectors of a trickle-down economic philosophy that does not work. He spoke on the day that GOP presidential front-runner Romney was expected to move closer to seizing his party’s nomination as voters went to the polls in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
As if Obama's stimulate and spend it like a drunken sailor philosophy works by comparison...which it certainly doesn't.

Yeah, I'd say the choice is unambiguously clear in this election.

1 comment:

ProudHillbilly said...

Yeah. The choice has been real clear since, oh, 2008...