WASHINGTON, February 14—At a Budget Committee hearing today, OMB Acting Director Jeffrey Zients refused, under direct questioning from Sen. Sessions, to answer whether the president’s budget would increase spending over current-law levels. The White House has repeatedly claimed that their budget contains $2.50 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax increases. In truth, the budget plan submitted by the president would increase spending by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years relative to current projections. Over that time, the federal government will spend a total of $47 trillion, up from $45.5 trillion projected under the already enacted Budget Control Act—producing by the president’s own projections an additional $11.2 trillion in gross debt.
NOTE: To view a detailed breakdown of proposed spending increases using numbers from President Obama’s own budget, please click here: http://1.usa.gov/yRREwf.
Take in the smarmy sleaze as Zients tries to tell Sessions that Obama’s profligate tax and spend budget somehow cuts spending.
Someone call the Truth Squad on the traitor, Sessions!
Sessions appeared on Mark Levin’s radio show, yesterday, to discuss the budget, and the Obama administration’s shady, irresponsible, and downright shocking manner they’ve been treating the American economy. Levin and Sessions agree that if some of the nefarious things they’re saying and doing were done in the private sector, they would be held legally accountable.
Somehow, the President of the United States is destroying the US economy, blaming it all on his opponents, and no one can do a damn thing about it.
Monty Pelerin, The American Thinker: Impeach Them All:
The US Government continues actions that will result in its own demise. That might seem fitting, except that its failure will seriously harm the citizenry.
Government decisions and actions have assured an economic collapse that will result in another depression. Federal debts and promises are too large to be honored, a conclusion based not on economics but on simple arithmetic.
The government collapse will likely trigger the economic collapse, although the order could be reversed. Arguably, we are already in a depression which has been disguised by juicing GDP via excessive government spending. This spending has been funded increased government debt in magnitudes never seen before. To put matters into perspective, by the end of President Obama’s first four years, he will have added more to the federal debt than all 43 Presidents who preceded him.
The economic collapse, as a result of this borrowing and stimulus, will be terrifying and worse than it needed be. Whether it is preceded by hyperinflation or goes directly into a deflationary collapse is moot and immaterial regarding an ultimate depression. Resulting conditions will be worse than those experienced during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
As frightening as the economic event will be, it will be superseded by the political damage. Given the state of our economy and the state of our government, there is a high probability that we lose our form of government. The confluence of the horrific economic events coupled with what H. L. Mencken foresaw long ago brings the very survival of freedom and liberty into question:
As democracy is perfected, the office of President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright moron.
Mencken’s “great and glorious day” is upon us. We have found our “moron,” not that he is the first or only one. His intent “to transform America” suggests that his actions will not be limited to methods considered appropriate by his predecessors.
Hat tip: Breitbart TV