Friday, February 18, 2011

House GOP Budget Resolutions- #2654 - Amendments Pass to Eliminate Obama Czars and Defund FCC Net Neutrality Rules - Human Events (2) 13 House Dems Vote with GOP to Defund Obama 'Czars' TPM (3) Obama Budget Offers Inertia, Not Hope and Change- Michael Barone-Townhall (4) ABC: Obama 'Factually Incorrect" Statements on Budget Proposal - Hot Air

The House passed two important conservative amendments on Thursday night: to eliminate funding for President Obama’s czars and to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from enforcing its net neutrality rules.  Read more.......

Thirteen House Dems Vote with GOP to Defund Obama "Czars" - TPM - Thirteen Democrats bolstered the GOP's frame that several of President Obama's unconfirmed advisers are "czars" by voting for an amendment to the House spending bill that would defund their offices. They are Reps. Dan Boren (D-OK), Ben Chandler (D-KY), Jerry Costello (D-IL), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Pete DeFazio (D-OR), Gene Green (D-TX), Larry Kissell (D-NC), Jim Matheson (D-UT), Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Ed Pastor (D-AZ), Nick Rahall (D-WV), Mike Ross (D-AR), and Heath Shuler (D-NC). Article contributed by Steve Peters.  Read more.....

Obama Budget Offers Inertia, Not Hope and Change - Michael Barone, Townhall - One way to judge the merits of the budget Barack Obama unveiled this week is by the comments of his political allies. "It's not enough to focus primarily on the non-security discretionary part of the budget," said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad. Erskine Bowles, the Democrat whom Obama appointed as co-chairman of his fiscal commission, said the budget goes "nowhere near where they will have to go to resolve our fiscal nightmare." The president punted," began the editorial of The Washington Post, which endorsed Obama in 2008. The paper noted tartly that he "chose to duck" the fiscal commision's recommendations. Read more........  Article contributed by Steve Peters.


ABC: Obama 'Factually Incorrect" Statements on Budget Proposal - Hot Air -  Last night, Barack Obama continued to insist that his budget balances spending and outlays. In an interview in Cincinnati with ABC affiliate WCPO, Obama told interviewer Carol Williams that his budget will “solve the short term problem” of deficit spending, emphasis mine:  “The one that we can solve right now if we get together in a sensible kind of way is the amount of debt we’re working with on an annual basis, our annual deficits,” The president said. “My budget freezes spending for five years and what that does is solve the short term problem by saying we’re not going to spend anymore money than we’re taking in. That requires some painful cuts in certain areas, some cuts that I’d prefer not to have to do, but I think it’s important for us to get that right.”  At ABC headquarters, however, Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller politely call this assertion “factually incorrect“:      Read more..........

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