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Obama takes combative tone with Congress in touting $3.8T budget
The Hill ^ | 02/13/12 12:50 PM ET | Amie Parnes

Posted on 02/13/2012 10:45:20 AM PST by BradtotheBone

President Obama sent Congress a $3.8T budget proposal Monday that he says is a “reflection of shared responsibility” and aims to pour billions of dollars in increased spending into the down economy to inject some immediate life there.

Appearing at Northern Virginia Community College, Obama — who continued to hammer home his policies aimed at helping the middle class — said that while the budget he put forward included “some difficult cuts,” it aims to help the economic recovery accelerate.

“The economy is growing stronger, recovery is speeding up and the last thing we can afford to do right now is to go back to the very policies that got us into this mess in the first place,” Obama said. “We can’t afford it. The last thing we need is for Washington to stand in the way of America’s comeback.”

Obama’s proposal includes $350 billion in stimulus measures and $476 billion for transportation and infrastructure that would be partially paid for by savings from the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It would reduce projected deficits by $3 trillion over 10 years. That reduction would be achieved through $1.5 trillion in new taxes, including the end of Bush-era tax rates for families with income above $250,000 annually; $800 billion in savings from the end of the two wars; $278 billion in mandatory spending cuts; and $360 billion in Medicare and other entitlement cuts.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; budget; democrats; nobama2012; obama; obamabudget; obamatruthfile

1 posted on 02/13/2012 10:45:26 AM PST by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

The King hath spoken. He does not dictate to Congress. They dictate to him.


2 posted on 02/13/2012 10:48:01 AM PST by RC2
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To: BradtotheBone
his policies aimed at helping the middle class

How does stealing from me help me?
3 posted on 02/13/2012 10:49:38 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BradtotheBone

Somehow I don’t think “Shared Responsibility” is the same as SHARED BURDEN !!


4 posted on 02/13/2012 10:50:22 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

And please remind me how the near 50% who pay NO federal income tax are “sharing the responsibility”?


5 posted on 02/13/2012 10:52:53 AM PST by rockvillem
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To: BradtotheBone

Another vote buying scheme.


6 posted on 02/13/2012 10:53:20 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: BradtotheBone

If a nuke went off in DC and took out all of these thieves and grifting looters like obama i would throw a block party.

obama is a black plague on this nation.

And for you DHS, CIA, FBI, ATF, drones and incompetent thugs and hacks working for obama - FU too. Put me on whatever list you want you Judas’


7 posted on 02/13/2012 11:00:09 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: rockvillem
And please remind me how the near 50% who pay NO federal income tax are “sharing the responsibility”?

Easy, you make it, they take it.

If that's not 50/50 in sharing the responsibility of spending your money, then I don't know my man, karl marx {or was it groucho?}.

8 posted on 02/13/2012 11:00:24 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Problem is you won’t hear a word from the GOP. They should be screaming from the rooftops that if massive govt. spending was the key to a better economy, we’d have 100% growth right now. But instead, they are happy to let Obama continue rob us in order to hand out favors and bribes to his constituents.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 11:03:54 AM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: TexasCajun

“Shared” = “collective”

As in “collective farm.”


10 posted on 02/13/2012 11:04:22 AM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: rockvillem

Exactly


11 posted on 02/13/2012 11:06:56 AM PST by Steelers6
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To: BradtotheBone

"If you eliminate billions in subsidies to militant muslim countries you will destroy the US recovery!"


12 posted on 02/13/2012 11:07:52 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: rockvillem

“And please remind me how the near 50% who pay NO federal income tax are “sharing the responsibility”?”

Didn’t the Bush tax cuts raise the floor on taxable income?

If the Bush tax cuts take effect, it would lower the annual family income that would now have to pay taxes.

Funny that is never mentioned in the MSM.


13 posted on 02/13/2012 11:08:14 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: BradtotheBone
OBAMADUCK
14 posted on 02/13/2012 11:10:58 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: BradtotheBone
partially paid for by savings from the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Huh? How does that work?

15 posted on 02/13/2012 11:18:47 AM PST by noexcuses
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To: BradtotheBone
Obama’s proposal includes $350 billion in stimulus measures and $476 billion for transportation and infrastructure

More "stimulus" spending not so humbly offered, and with a straight face.

This is madness. Is anyone still denying that the Kenyan Kommie seeks to destroy this country as we've known it & rebuild it in his own image?

16 posted on 02/13/2012 11:21:15 AM PST by skeeter
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To: henkster

I work on the “Collective Maker Farm” working for those watching over at the “Collective Taker Farm”.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 11:25:28 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: BradtotheBone

How about the House pull a Senate and simply not pass a budget?

Would they be forced to use last years numbers?

or the House should pass a $2T budget and see what the Dems do. lol


18 posted on 02/13/2012 11:41:51 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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Any other children of the 80’s remember the democrats going nuts over “Reagan’s” 3 trillion dollar national debt? The media ran stories about how it would be impossible to pay off and how cash could be stacked as high as the moon yada yada and how Reagan was destroying our nation.

Now its just 1 years budget and all of sudden 3 trillion (3.8 actually) is no big deal.


19 posted on 02/13/2012 11:44:28 AM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo
Yes, as I remember the news media going nuts over Nancy Reagan taking donations to replace the White House china.

And now here they are, applauding the Obama's 20 million dollar taxpayer subsidized Hawaii weekends.

My times have changed, haven't they.

20 posted on 02/13/2012 12:08:04 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Yikes, thats 4 million, not 20 million.


21 posted on 02/13/2012 12:09:24 PM PST by skeeter
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To: RC2
The King hath spoken. He does not dictate to Congress. They dictate to him.

... Obama:"The president also has the prerogative to obtain advice that will assist him in carrying out his constitutional responsibilities, and do so not only from executive branch officials and employees outside the White House, but also from advisers within it."

"Legislative efforts that significantly impede the president's ability to exercise his supervisory and coordinating authorities or to obtain the views of the appropriate senior advisers violate the separation of powers by undermining the president's ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take care that the laws be faithfully executed. Therefore, the executive branch will construe section 2262 not to abrogate [Repeal a law, right, or formal agreement] these presidential prerogatives."

The President claimed as he tossed a bite of pierogi into his mouth:
It is his "presidential prerogatives" to ignore or choose not to comply [example] in the 2011 spending package that would ban several top White House advisory posts through salary, who were never vetted in the first place.

[pierogi added for visual effect only]

22 posted on 02/13/2012 12:34:27 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: BradtotheBone

And the GOP decides to fight over unemployment extention then caves. What does that tell the average voter?
1) Congres is too extreme
2) obama is right and the GOP is wrong.

That’s how they see it. The GOP should learn how to choose their fights. Then again, it’s my belief the GOP wants obama to win.


23 posted on 02/13/2012 2:02:02 PM PST by Terry Mross (.)
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