Kent Conrad Warns About Cutting Spending Too Quickly
“There are serious challenges facing our State and nation, like a $14 trillion debt,” said Senator Kent Conrad in his retirement announcement over a week ago. Conrad, the self-described “deficit hawk,” has said again and again that America is running a dangerous level of deficit.
But now Senator Conrad, according to a reporter at Roll Call, is warning about cutting spending too quickly.
Which is all part of Conrad’s strategy. He says bold things about the national debt and the deficit, but the only solution he ever supports to reduce the deficits and the national debt is tax hikes.
Back in 2006, around the time Senator Conrad was taking over as Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee total US spending was at $2.655 trillion. In 2010 we were at $3.721 trillion, and we’re projected to hit $3.8 trillion this year.
From 2006 – 2010 that’s an over 40% increase in spending, all on Conrad’s watch, and I don’t ever remember the Senator complaining about spending growing too quickly.
Instead, we get Conrad complaining about spending being cut too quickly.Tags: Kent Conrad, national debt, North Dakota News