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ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “Obama’s Budget Deficit of Trust”

- February 15, 2012

Excerpts from Townhall 

By: Reince Priebus

February 15, 2012

“President Obama's budget is hypocrisy in hard copy…

“Obama pledged to cut the deficit in half by the end of his term. He officially broke that promise, by unveiling a budget with the fourth consecutive deficit in excess of a trillion dollars. By the end of 2012, the national debt will exceed $16 trillion and by 2022, a whopping $25.9 trillion.

“Obama's budget is a failure of leadership. The White House seems utterly unconcerned with the unsustainable trajectory of the national debt…

"‘Now is not the time for austerity,’ says Jack Lew, Obama's budget director turned chief of staff. But if not now, when?...

“Last Wednesday, Press Secretary Jay Carney said flatly the administration has ‘no opinion’ about whether the Senate should pass a budget. Fiscal responsibility is apparently not a top priority…

“Americans demand a more efficient, effective government, but his budget calls for more taxes and more spending. It employs deceptive accounting gimmicks but does nothing to tackle long-term entitlement problems…

“Republicans understand the seriousness of our fiscal situation. Under the leadership of Speaker Boehner and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, Congressional Republicans last year passed a budget and a plan for long-term solvency and stability. Democrats were uninterested.

“For all their talk of ‘fairness,’ Democrats have unfairly asked our children and grandchildren to pay for the president's spending spree. Democrats, despite their rhetoric of defending Medicare and Social Security, have not lifted a finger to ensure those programs exist in the long run…

“As the Obama administration unveiled its budget, the Obama campaign had an unveiling of its own: an online ‘Truth Team’ enabling supporters to respond to anyone who ‘misrepresents the truth’ about the president's record.

“But before the Truth Team unleashes their veracity on an opponent, they should first take a look at a statement from the president's preface to his budget. ‘This budget contains a number of steps to put us on a fiscally sustainable path.’

“With statements like that, Obama has created more than a budget deficit. He's created a serious deficit of trust.”

Click Here To Read The Full Op-Ed: http://bit.ly/AEoKlG

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