The Republicans are right when they say President Obama’s reckless budget puts us on the roadmap to Greece. Like Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, I’m the mother of two young children, and I’m worried about their future. Here she is in the GOP response to Obama’s shameless address.
The Hill provides us with a partial transcript.
“If we keep on going like this, the consequences will be devastating,” said McMorris Rogers. “As we’ve learned from Greece and the European Union, no country can escape the costs of big government policies forever. The president’s budget isn’t a blueprint for America – it’s a roadmap to Greece.”
“It didn’t have to be this way,” she continued. “The president and his party have been given numerous opportunities to rein in spending and help create a better environment for job creation, and they’ve punted almost every time.” …
“You see, the president and his party have it all wrong,” she said. “They believe they can grow the economy and create jobs by increasing government spending and raising taxes, including taxes on small businesses.
“But the American people know that the way to grow the economy and create jobs is by cutting government spending and keeping taxes low for all taxpayers.”
That’s all fine and good, but if they keep going along with his policies, what good does it do our kids? They let him back them into a corner, then they cave. They have a message, but they have yet to find a way to articulate it in such a way that it won’t be used against them. They may have the upper hand when talking about the big picture, but they keep letting the progressives win these smaller battles, which will add up to an economic catastrophe that’s worse than Greece.
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