CBO: Obama Budget Will Grow Debt, Weaken Economy

Friday, April 20th, 2012 and is filed under Blog, Debt, Economy

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Today, the CBO published their final analysis of Obama’s budget and the results aren’t pretty.  The Hill reports on the findings that Obama’s deficits will hurt long-term growth:

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Friday that President Obama’s 2013 budget will hurt the economy in the long term, arguing the larger deficits it would produce would reduce the amount of capital available to businesses.

After five years, the CBO says, the Obama proposals would reduce economic output by between 0.5 percent and 2.2 percent.

Larger deficits caused by the budget would cause the government to issue more bonds, sucking up private capital to finance its debts and thereby reducing the funds businesses could use to expand and hire, the CBO said. An increased tax on capital gains included in the president’s plan would also tend to reduce private capital, it says.

If his policies were allowed to come to fruition, we would be left with permanent stagnation and nothing to show for it except another $10 trillion in debt.  Anyone want to find out what a second term would look like?