A moment of truth. The CBO has scored the President's 10 year budget.

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    March 25, 2011 4:00 A.M.
    Worsening Our Fiscal Nightmare
    We need honest, fact-based budgeting.

    Last Friday, the Congressional Budget Office scored President Obama’s ten-year budget plan. Their findings underscore a painful truth: The president is failing to engage in the kind of honest dialogue necessary to rally the country behind needed action.

    His budget — widely criticized for growing our gross debt by $13 trillion, swelling our bloated bureaucracy, and ignoring our surging entitlements — is so filled with gimmicks and manipulations that the CBO found an additional $2.3 trillion in deficits beyond what the White House projected.

    It is the most irresponsible spending plan put forward by a president in our time. It not only fails to change, but actually accelerates us along, our dangerous fiscal trajectory.

    The co-chairmen of the president’s own fiscal commission declared that if we fail to take swift and serious action, our country faces “the most predictable economic crisis in its history.” They disagreed only on the timeline. Erskine Bowles estimated we had at least two years, while Alan Simpson estimated we had closer to one. Similar warnings have been sounded by experts across the country and the world.

    America’s leaders have no higher duty, no greater moral responsibility, than to take all appropriate steps to protect the good people we serve from a clear and present danger.

    — Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) is a ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.

    Worsening Our Fiscal Nightmare - Sen. Jeff Sessions - National Review Online
     
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    The first candidate who co-opts James Carville's 1992 campaign slogan for Billy and updates it, wins this next election. Ready?

    "It's the spending, stupid!"
     
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    You have nailed this dead center. It is all about the unsustainable spending. We have elected officials who think that we can eliminate our debt by printing and spending more money. Any fiscally responsible adult knows that isn't true. The blame for this must fall at the feet of the American people. We voted to put all of these pinheads into office. The problem _r- Us.
     
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    If you'll just give the obama another 4 yrs it'll all be good. And they'll tell you that with a straight face too!
     
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    Four more years of Obama? He will have achieved his goal to bankrupt the USA by then. Isn't that a great legacy?
     
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    Obama, by the laws and programs that he has approved is doing what the combined powers of Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia and the despots of the Middle East could not do.

    The Pen, at least in his left hand, is truly mightier than the Sword.

    He doesn't understand that in order to do what he wants the Republic to do, the Republic must continue to exist.
     
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    Aww just wait till the next republican is elected and the same ones will just flip and be apologizing for the republican led spending.

    It is more of who is spending and on what than how much they spend.
    The historical evidence is out there to prove my point.

    "Reagan proved the defecit does not matter"
     
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    You can't make it clearer then that Code 1211. Excellent, perceptive reply.
     
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    Moron.
     
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    You people just need to ignore all this and get back to your FaceBook postings, American Idol and Jersey Shore TV shows.
     

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