Your View: Obama fails us with lack of fiscal leadership

Jan. 17, 2013 @ 12:20 AM

The U.S. government is the largest financial entity in the world. On April 29, it will be exactly three years since the U.S. Senate passed a budget.  Why has the Senate decided to violate the law and proceed with $3.8 trillion in spending, $16.4 trillion in debt, and $65 trillion in unfunded liabilities without the guidelines of a budget? 
President Obama attacks the Republicans over raising our debt-ceiling balance.  “We are not a deadbeat nation,” he says.  No, we are a nation floundering in debt without a leader.  No CEO  would attempt to run a business without the guidelines of a budget. Obama seems to look on the budgeting process as yet another political maneuver.
The president’s 2012 budget proposal was rejected 97-0 in the Senate and Rep. Mike Mulvaney, R-S.C., sponsored a budget proposal based on Obama’s 2013 budget plan, and it was defeated by a vote of 414-0.  This was a repudiation of Obama’s leadership ... and this is the man who will decide to increase our debt limit by $1.4 trillion, which they have spent without budget guidelines.
The Senate has the votes to pass a real budget and show us their plans for the future.  They don’t want to produce a budget because then they would be held accountable.  Our nation’s debt is $52,196 per citizen, or $145,762 per taxpayer.  If Obama raises the debt limit by $1.4 trillion, each taxpayer will owe an additional $4,000.
Is this what Obama meant when he said he was going to “fundamentally” change the United States government?  Our country’s fiscal house is in disarray; the U.S. credit rating is in jeopardy; entitlement spending is ballooning; defense spending is on the chopping block and the economy is in shambles.
One thousand days without a budget. ... Need I say more?
PETE WILLIAMS
Archdale

On Jan. 20, we should pray for nation
I have heard on Mike Huckabee’s show several times in the last few weeks him asking everyone to take time out to pray on Jan. 20, for our nation.
We are troubled on every side. Even some leaders in our country say man doesn’t have answers. From 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.”
HARRY LEE DARR
Thomasville

 

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