What President Obama Should Be Talking About Today
He should be addressing the debt that threatens long-term economic growth:
President Obama’s failed ‘stimulus’ policies and spending binge (which turned “a one-off surge in spending” into “his permanent New Normal”) have added trillions of dollars to the debt and are dragging down our economy. Speaker John Boehner wants to solve our debt crisis and prevent massive tax hikes before we run the risk of another downgrade – actions the nonpartisan CBO says are necessary to prevent another recession. Instead, the president offered a laughingstock of a budget that failed to get a single vote in Congress – and Senate Democrats haven’t offered a budget of their own in more than three years.
He should be embracing an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy to create jobs and lower prices:
Under the Obama administration, energy production on federal land has plummeted and prices have skyrocketed. Everything from gasoline to groceries is now more expensive for families and small businesses. The House has passed several bills to expand energy production, stop policies that drive up prices, and approve projects like the popular Keystone XL energy pipeline (which passed the House with a bipartisan veto-proof majority). And yet, the administration continues to attack American energy producers and threaten tax hikes that would make energy even more expensive.
There are other big challenges coming up too: automatic defense cuts the Obama administration says would “hollow out” out our military. The largest tax hike in history. But will the president address any of this? Or will he keep ignoring them in favor of fake fights and small ball political gimmicks?
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