The GOP Budget Is Not A Timid One

Friday, March 20th, 2015 and is filed under Blog

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The month of March is budget month for the federal government and currently, the GOP majority in both the House and Senate are proposing a budget that the Washington Examiner calls timid.

Calling it timid misses the point. Timid would suggest that Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, wanted to do something but lacked the courage to do so. Nothing could be further from the truth.

This is not a timid budget. This is an aggressive budget that will be pushed by progressives on both sides of the aisle.

Not only does it do nothing to address the repeal of Obamacare through reconciliation (which has created $2 trillion in new spending), it does not do anything to defund Obama’s executive amnesty while advancing 18 new or increased taxes.

According to the Heritage Foundation (italics added):

“Congress’s 2016 Budget Resolution should repeal Obamacare in its entirety. This would eliminate the $2 trillion in new spending created by the law’s exchange subsidies and Medicaid expansion, as well as the $771 billion in increased revenue from the law’s 18 new or increased taxes. In addition, full repeal would alleviate the burdens caused by Obamacare’s costly and onerous federal insurance regulations that have caused massive disruption in the insurance market. Repeal is essential to getting the nation’s health care entitlement spending under control, and necessary for laying the groundwork for market-based and patient-centered health care reform. Reconciliation offers the best option to accomplish this goal.”

Make no mistake. There is nothing timid about this proposed budget. It is an aggressive push by the GOP Establishment to advance their real agenda, which is big government.