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by on February 13, 2012

For Immediate Release:

February 13, 2012

Andy Harris released the following statement regarding the release of the Obama budget

“Today, the President released his budget – one week late, and one trillion dollars short. Only in Washington could an actual 5 percent increase in spending be called a “cut” – but that’s exactly what the President did. His budget continues to tax and spend. His budget never solves the deficit problem, much less begins to pay down the exploding national debt we will leave to our grandchildren. But the President does find money to pay for Solyndra-style programs, and continues to pass the costs on to hard-working taxpayers. To say this is whistling past the graveyard is an understatement – the President once again refuses to take leadership on the greatest challenge facing our nation today – getting our debt and deficit under control. The President is right; we can’t wait for him to take leadership in tackling the debt and the deficit. He never will. And we can’t wait for the Senate to take action – over 1,000 days have passed since they offered a budget blueprint. Once again, the House will have to take leadership on reining in the debt and deficit by proposing a budget that makes the tough choices that are necessary to head off a Greek-style federal bankruptcy.”

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For Immediate Release:

February 13, 2012

Andy Harris released the following statement regarding the release of the Obama budget

“Today, the President released his budget – one week late, and one trillion dollars short. Only in Washington could an actual 5 percent increase in spending be called a “cut” – but that’s exactly what the President did. His budget continues to tax and spend. His budget never solves the deficit problem, much less begins to pay down the exploding national debt we will leave to our grandchildren. But the President does find money to pay for Solyndra-style programs, and continues to pass the costs on to hard-working taxpayers. To say this is whistling past the graveyard is an understatement – the President once again refuses to take leadership on the greatest challenge facing our nation today – getting our debt and deficit under control. The President is right; we can’t wait for him to take leadership in tackling the debt and the deficit. He never will. And we can’t wait for the Senate to take action – over 1,000 days have passed since they offered a budget blueprint. Once again, the House will have to take leadership on reining in the debt and deficit by proposing a budget that makes the tough choices that are necessary to head off a Greek-style federal bankruptcy.”

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  1. And so what did our warriors sent to Congress in November 2010 do? Most bowed their heads to a 2.6 tliirlon-dollar tax increase. Of course, they characterize the tax increase as a raising of the debt ceiling; in fact, however, it is a tax increase. Who after all is on the hook to pay the 2.6 tliirlon dollars, and its billions in interest but the American taxpayer? Finally, Republicans and Democrats characterize as austere, a ten-year increase in the tax deficit of 7-8 tliirlon dollars. The deficit will then be more than twenty tliirlon dollars.Americans may well ask when will Republicans and Democrats extinguish the deficit and limit the size of government? The deficit in ten years will be 7-8 tliirlon dollars more than it is today. Why did they not act now? Why have they decided to do nothing but wait ten years. Will it be easier to pay a twenty tliirlon plus deficit than a fourteen tliirlon dollar deficit?In emphasizing the importance of Constitutional government, the great 19th century Edmund Burke raged against the great evil that governments sooner or later visit upon their citizens. His words fit well this modern Congress and its too prominent and vulgar political celebrities.Many of the greatest tyrants on the records of history have begun their reigns in the fairest manner. But the truth is, this unnatural power corrupts both the heart and the understanding. And to prevent the least hope of amendment, a king is ever surrounded by a crowd of infamous flatterers, who find their account in keeping him from the least light of reason, till all ideas of rectitude and justice are utterly erased from his mind .Unbounded power proceeds step by step, until it has eradicated every laudable principle. It has been remarked that there is no prince so bad, whose favorites and ministers are not worse. There is hardly any prince without a favorite, by whom he is governed in as arbitrary a manner as he governs the wretches subjected to him. Here the tyranny is doubled.The Founding Fathers knew too well that Leviathan would not keep safe a people from its implacable power. They realized that it is in its nature to wax more powerful, to consume by degrees the substance, wealth and freedom of its people, to debase their currency, to bind them to unquenchable debt, to engage them in fruitless and destructive wars, to demean their creed, and finally to disgrace, defame, impoverish and take them down to ruin. The debt ceiling deal is a tale of travesty and ruin. The people Americans voted into power are about to fulfill Burke s prophecy.The government s stock and trade is travesty. It speaks in the empty, symbolic language of compassion, equality, social justice and the redistribution of wealth. Ultimately, it attains a savagery that history records is boundless, irrational and unrestrained. Unbounded power proceeds inexorably until it has eradicated every laudable principle. In this way Leviathan casts off the constraints of law. What follows in the end is always serfdom.Like Roman soldiers, the Republicans clamor to the Senate and the People: Hail and Victory! Though our wives lay despoiled by the carnal lust of the Huns, still we fought, even as they sold our children into slavery, burned our ancient olive trees, laid waste to our land with fire and sword, sacked sacred Rome, imposed indemnities and desecrated the temples of our gods still we fought. Hail Victory. But one more such victory and we are lost. Hail and Farewell. My new book, Renegades, Their Betrayal of America. Her Revolution and Renaissance is now available at Amazon.com and will soon be available on Kindle. Type in Renegades and Robert Harkins. Thank you.

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