Republicans Say President’s Proposed Savings Look Bigger Than They Are


Republicans in and out of Washington savaged President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2013 fiscal year as a broken promise on deficit reduction made worse by a series of gimmicks that overstate what budget savings there are.

The theatrics of budget day are time-honored. The party that does not hold the White House decries “magic asterisks” and “Enron accounting” in the president’s budget, then declares it dead on arrival. But the indignation that greeted Mr. Obama’s budget on Monday seemed to be amplified by the presidential election, debt crises already rocking Europe and the sheer size of the additional debt envisioned by the president’s plan: $6.7 trillion through 2022.

“The president has abandoned his role as leader of the nation,” declared Senator John Barrasso, Republican of Wyoming.

Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, accused the president of mocking the American people. Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, asked why the president “is even seeking a second term” after his “true failure of leadership.”




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10 comments on “Republicans Say President’s Proposed Savings Look Bigger Than They Are
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  2. MartinRidens says:

    It's about time we stopped allowing the liars in DC to budget for 10 years placing all the spending in the first few years and all the savings in the last. The ONLY budget that counts is this year.

  3. Dusty1 says:

    Obama MUST be hammered by his record when a nominee is finally chosen. He is taking this country off a cliff and today he's announced cutting are nuclear arsenal by 80%. Is anyone listening? Are we the new minority?

    • evermyrtle says:

      What do you expect out of him? Name one thing, just one thing that has improved America in any way. If there is anything, I certainly would like to know it.

  4. Jonathan Gartner says:

    Remember the liar and chief said that he would reduce the deficeit by half. He has spent more money quicker than any other in history. His budgets even to his own people are so silly that the senate voted 99-0 to reject it and he could not get one to pass even with the demoncrats in charge his first two years.

  5. King David says:

    Do you think I believe anything BHO has to say. Get comfortable with listen to it and then turn it around as another lie!

  6. SEAN MURRY says:

    Broken promises that is all it is.

  7. JJM says:

    By decreasing the intended Increases are we really cutting spending? If I planned to spend an extra $100,000 in the next 10 years but decided to only spend an extra $60,000 have I really cut my spending???
    Half-truths, lies and deception are worse now than they have been for many decades. He should be a used car salesman.

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  9. noob says:

    I wonder if his ears look bigger than they are?