The House Budget Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) said, “The American people can’t live on borrowed money.” Yes we can. We do it every day.
Now the question is should we or must we?
The trouble with Republicans is that they want to increase defense spending while cutting social services. They prefer guns to butter in the old metaphor. They refuse to make poverty illegal. They refuse to address the requirements for a sustainable economy while catering to special interests cloaked in fiscal conservatism. Republican foreign policy nearly drove the nation broke. It took ten years to recover from that fiasco in Iraq that initiated trouble in the Middle East that is way beyond our capacity to remedy.
We have requirements on the home front to end poverty to revitalize American industry. Wealthy persons are sitting their assets while the nation struggles to cope with conservatives making government unstable and dysfunctional. They are a great threat to America’s economic security.
Republicans will have you believe that helping poor people is just a waste of resources. Assistance, in their minds, doesn’t work.
“House passes budget in win for GOP
By Bernie Becker
The House on Thursday passed a Republican budget that would boost defense spending, slash social welfare programs and target ObamaCare, in what GOP leaders cast as a victory for fiscal sanity.
The joint House-Senate budget, which was unveiled on Wednesday, passed by a 226-197 margin, with 14 Republicans joining every Democrat in opposition.
The 14 Republicans who voted against the budget were Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Rick Crawford (Ark.), John Duncan (Tenn.), Chris Gibson (N.Y.), David Jolly (Fla.), Walter Jones (N.C.), John Katko (N.Y.), Raul Labrador (Idaho), Frank LoBiondo (N.J.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Martha McSally (Ariz.), Mick Mulvaney (S.C.), David Schweikert (Ariz.) and Ryan Zinke (Mont.).
Republican leaders have pointed to the budget framework, which balances in a decade by cutting more than $5 trillion from spending, as yet more proof that an all-GOP Congress is governing effectively. The Senate is expected to pass the combined budget next week.”
Republicans continue to feud over the Affordable Care Act when it is actually helping people and the nation.
Republicans want to pick fights and engage in more war, when we can’t afford that. They have not learned how to negotiate and how to collaborate in the world, beginning at home Congress. Brash and aggressive behavior doesn’t work effectively.
There is a huge price to pay for all of their confrontational behavior that creates new risks while failing to get work done.
Now, this analyst champions living within our means and eliminating the debt and deficit. Yet, that requires a transparent process with answers to how the American government and public and private partnership intends to address our priority needs.
Tit for tat feuding that ends in the President refusing to sign their antics into law is just a waste of effort.