Daily Archives: February 3, 2010

Deficit Hawks vs. Deficit Peacocks: Fiscal Conservatism vs. Liberal Rhetoric

Newt Gingrich

February 3, 2010

It’s not often that I quote the liberal Center for American Progress, but they’ve come up with a term for the Washington liberals posing as budget cutters that is perfect: Deficit peacocks.

As opposed to deficit hawks who are the real fiscal conservatives, deficit peacocks strut around pretending to cut spending through gimmicks like spending freezes that are “freezes” only in the sense that they “freeze” into place previous frenzied spending binges (check out this clever video to see the “freeze” in action).

By pretending to be budget cutters, deficit peacocks engage in an old liberal trick. They promise future spending cuts while approving massive current spending. Then, later, they demand tax increases to pay for all that spending.

Today, deficit peacocks are strutting all over Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and President Obama could all cut spending if they wanted to, they just don’t want to.

They’d rather pretend and try to fool the American people. They say, “Wait for the spending cuts.”
I say, “Watch your wallet America.” Continue reading

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Obama responds to ire over 2nd anti-Vegas remark

By Bob L. The the way I see it.
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For some one talking about getting people back to work sure is doing a good job of putting people out of work. Are we sure he is President of this Country.
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By OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS – President Barack Obama is known for having a way with words, but some lawmakers from Nevada wish he would pipe down about trips to Sin City.

After sparking a firestorm of criticism from Nevada’s elected officials for suggesting that people saving money for college shouldn’t blow it in Las Vegas, Obama told U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in a letter that he wasn’t saying anything negative about Las Vegas.

It was the second time since taking office that Obama singled out Las Vegas as a potential example of spending excessively. Continue reading

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