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“So one of the central goals of this administration is restoring fiscal responsibility. Even as we have had to spend our way out of this recession in the near term, we’ve begun to make the hard choices necessary to get our country on a more stable fiscal footing in the long run. So let me just be clear here. Despite what some have claimed, the cost of the Recovery Act is only a very small part of our current budget imbalance. In reality, the deficit had been building dramatically over the previous eight years. We have a structural gap between the money going out and the money coming in.”
Now wait… You are saying we need to SPEND our WAY out of this recession. Really, and who’s money are you using to SPEND our way out?
“Folks passed tax cuts and expansive entitlement programs without paying for any of it — even as health care costs kept rising, year after year. As a result, the deficit had reached $1.3 trillion when we walked into the White House. And I’d note: These budget-busting tax cuts and spending programs were approved by many of the same people who are now waxing political about fiscal responsibility, while opposing our efforts to reduce deficits by getting health care costs under control. It’s a sight to see.”
“The fact is we have refused to go along with business as usual; we are taking responsibility for every dollar we spend. We’ve done what some said was impossible: preventing wasteful spending on outdated weapons systems that even the Pentagon said it didn’t want. We’ve combed the budget, cutting waste and excess wherever we could. I’m still committed to halving the deficit we inherited by the end of my first term — cutting it in half. And I made clear from day one that I would not sign a health insurance reform bill if it raised the deficit by one dime — and neither the House, nor the Senate bill does. We’ve begun not only changing policies in Washington, we’ve also begun to change the culture in Washington.”
How is a Health Care bill that spends BILLIONS of dollars going to be deficit neutral? If you spend BILLIONS of dollars, you have to collect BILLIONS of dollars from some where. I guess that goes back to not doing the same. We are not going to reduce TAXES, because that caused the problem, so lets INCREASE taxes.
2- “we’re proposing a boost in investment in the nation’s infrastructure beyond what was included in the Recover Act…”
So, where are we going to get the MONEY to invest? Just asking questions, if we want to be deficit neutral, how are we going to do this? Oh, that is right, we need to spend our way out of the recession.
3- “I’m calling on Congress to consider a new program to provide incentives for consumers who retrofit their homes to become more energy-efficient…”
OK, what incentives are we going to get? Rebate checks? Who will be paying for them? Or maybe more tax cuts? But wait, I thought tax cuts got us into this mess.
4- “Finally, as we are moving forward in these areas, we should also extend the relief in the Recovery Act, including emergency assistance to seniors, unemployment insurance benefits, COBRA, and relief to states and localities to prevent layoffs.”
Oh goody…. More “expansive entitlement programs”. Funny, but I thought that tax cuts and entitlement programs caused the issue that we now need to “spend our way out of”.
I am so confused….. Do we raise taxes, and lower taxes? Do we increase or decrease entitlement programs?
Oh, wait, I get it now. We lower taxes for some, and raise taxes for others. We take money from some, and then give it to others in the form of entitlement programs. Sounds fair to me. Makes me want to work hard… No wait, if I work hard, they will take it from me and give it to someone else. Therefore, I need to not work hard, and then the government will give me tax breaks, and give me other peoples money. And we wonder why we are all getting FAT and LAZY.
You can read the entire speech at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-job-creation-and-economic-growth. But I am warning you, you will be more confused after you read it then before, I would even to as far as to say it will suck your will to live.