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  • Budget Battle Made Simple

    Understanding what Washington is up to is as simple as one-two-three:

    1. Unacceptable Choices

    Under President Obama’s leadership, Americans have been presented two unacceptable choices. For Washington to continue to pay its bills under the limitations of the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), which the President signed into law, the White House demands that Congress make a false choice between either gutting defense—undermining the security of America by sapping the readiness of the armed forces and reducing military capabilities—or imposing tax hikes that will crush America’s economic security and throw the nation back into recession.

    Forcing Americans to make a choice between military insecurity and economic insecurity is completely unacceptable. This Congress has the power to make a different choice. It can send the President a spending bill now that offsets the BCA’s crippling defense cuts with other federal spending reductions and prevents the scheduled tax increases known as Taxmageddon.

    2. Playing Politics

    The President has vowed to veto any attempt to avoid sequestration, believing that under the pressure of upcoming national elections he can force Congress to compromise on either national security or economic security. The President is equally willing to see the Congress locked in partisan bickering and do nothing. Compromising on vital interests or inaction gives the President something to run against in the national elections. In short, the White House is playing politics with the nation’s security.

    3. Time to Act Is Short

    If Congress waits to act until lame duck, the grave damage will already be done. National security will already be compromised long before any lame duck Congress can meet. Contracts will be curtailed; pink slips sent out; training, maintenance, and operations cancelled. The economy, already slowing in the face of massive tax uncertainty, will slide further and faster as Taxmageddon becomes more likely.

    Further, in any lame duck, Congress would face the same tough choices it does now. Caving after the election would be like operating after the patient has already died.

    Congress should act now—fully funding defense and delaying Taxmageddon’s automatic tax increases. New taxes are, of course, verboten.

    If this Congress fails to act before November, it will have failed. By then, Americans will see for themselves the consequences of what Washington has done to our national and economic security.

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    4 Responses to Budget Battle Made Simple

    1. Bobbie says:

      Anything made simple is too efficient for Obama. He'll throw in his complicit tactics to make sure of its simplicity! This man doesn't give anything a chance! He doesn't respect the way things are run in America, where dishonesty, corruption and violations are held accountable and disciplined. He doesn't like self sufficient/ reliant, dependable people so through his government he punishes by adding more government expense to independence to eliminate it. His governing makes it apparent he doesn't like protecting America or investing money into America's defense. He ignores his own duty and then uses it at his convenience!!

      "okay! I'll go beyond my duties and either complicate your lives here or there, your choice, my price!" This man didn't spend enough of his life in America! Very unfair to the world and ALL America(NS) born here and not! He can't even respect people are equally human and his responsibility to make sure we're all under common law!

    2. historianMI says:

      It looks like the Democrats are determined to undermine the nation, either by gutting Defense, or by increasing taxation when the country is still on the verge or edge of another recession. And locking out the voters by ramming through these schemes well before the elections, knowing well the peril in which they are placing our nation. "Unbelievable!"

    3. Richard says:

      Don't hold your breath waiting for the Congress to act. Prince Harry will not do his job and move any legislation or budgets to protect Obama and democrat Senators facing elections.

    4. Jim Walker says:

      Cutting our armed forces at this time, in a very troubled time, has the potential of grave consequiences. I can't understand any attempt to cut Defense, during a time of threats of terrorism here and abroad.

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