Obama Threatens To Veto House Republican Spending Cuts

The Republican budget proposals cut too much spending investment that’s necessary for the economy. Necessary, that is, according to Obama.

An official statement says the bill cuts “core government functions and investments” required for economic growth and creating jobs. It also says the bill doesn’t give the Pentagon enough money to meet its requirements.

The White House says that if the measure isn’t made more to President Barack Obama’s liking before it is sent to his desk, he will veto it.

He doesn’t get it.

Government “investment” isn’t going to fix the economy. It didn’t work when we dumped the “stimulus” spending on the economy, creating huge new deficits, and it won’t work now.

Republicans need to push ahead anyway and force a veto. Put this all on Obama.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Brent

    “It also says the bill doesn’t give the Pentagon enough money to meet its requirements.”

    Too funny given the previous post.

    So here’s my question to the three new amigos we send to DC: If the “stimulus” was a one-time gorge and that radically increased the budget deficit, then even given that it totally (and predictably, of course) failed to stimulate the economy, why are the budget deficits as large as they’ve ever been? Is the stimulus now part of the baseline budget? (LOL… rhetorical question to be sure!)

  • maddog

    Mr. President, the House holds the purse strings. Veto all you want!

    • http://ndgoon.blogspot.com Goon

      That’s what I was thinking as well.

  • johnnylink

    Congress should just forego omnibus appropriations and fund departments bill by bill. We could eliminate hundreds of billions in spending by just not funding certain departments, and we could see the Bamster go crazy with his veto pen.

  • whowon

    The White House said the cuts in the GOP plan “will undermine our ability to out-educate, out-build, and out-innovate the rest of the world.”

    What a joke, we have been throwing money at education for over 30 years without results. The Cartel, an excellent documentary on the bloated, bottom-performing New Jersey public schools, features a telling quote from Trenton councilman Jim Coston that sums up decades of government education sinkhole spending: “There’s almost a sense that the worse we do the more money we get.”

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Mountainmouth

      It is also amazing that the more money spent the worse the education.

      Obama just blowing smoke up ….. well, you know where

  • Spartacus

    Veto to his hearts content, the house has been empowered with the sole authority to establish a budget. When those relying on Government checks don’t recieve them it’s only the Presidents fault as he feels their needs are secondary to his spending ‘wants”. Go for it Obama, you’re only going to hurt those as feeble minded as yourself!

  • robert108

    He repeats his Big Lie that govt spending is good for the economy. The reality is that every dollar the govt spends is one dollar less for wealth creation and economic growth. When owebama says “the economy”, he really means “the govt”.

  • JustRuss

    If only the republicans in the house have the huevos to actually fail to fund the things they would have cut with their budget.

  • SigFan

    He will veto, and stamp his little feet and throw a very ugly two-year old’s tantrum. Go for it Obama, show the country yet again what a petulant, immature, narcissistic twit you are.

  • Bat One

    I suspect Obama’s threats are no more believable than any of his other promises. By all means veto the budget and the appropriations bills. Shut the government down, and then try running for reelection.

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