The Wall Street Journal has a great op-ed out today looking at government spending, as in how high it already is, and how much more the DC crowd wants to pile on top of it.
"The White House disclosed the other day that the fiscal 2009 budget deficit clocked in at $1.4 trillion, amid the usual promises to do something about it. Yet even as budget director Peter Orszag was speaking, House Democrats were moving on a dozen spending bills for fiscal 2010 that total 12.1% in more domestic discretionary increases. "
Yep, you read that right. 12.1% And how much of that do you think is "one time only" spending, instead of "systemic"? (hint: none)
They point out that from 2001-2008, the GOP raised spending at about double the rate of inflation...while the current crop of Democrats are besting inflation by six to one.
Quote of the Week:
The big spending ways of Congressional Democrats brings us to this quote of the week from New York's Church Schumer on Meet the Press.
He stated that: "Barack Obama and we Democrats-this is counterintuitive but true-are really trying to get a handle on balancing the budget and we're making real efforts to do it."
Poll: 33% Say U.S. Is Heading In The Right Direction (67% really paying attention...)