As I’ll be spending some time with a good friend and his family this week, I won’t have as much time to blog as I would like. I’ll try to chime in occasionally, and have asked Eric who has joined us recently as a revolving BlogPatriot to fill in as best he can.
Just want to offer one note, a thought that occurred to me today. It seems the president, even though he frequently mouths words about needing to control our spending and live within our means, doesn’t seem to understand that that means reining in federal spending. I mean, just after the 2010 elections, when small-government Republicans, many backed by the Tea Party, were elected to offices across the land, President Obama released a budget with a 1.6 trillion dollar deficit. He didn’t even attempt to rein in federal spending.
Even this week, in his budget speech, he talked about “investments” (which to him means federal expenditures) to create jobs. Does he even understand that the people don’t want new programs if they increase the expenses of our debt-ridden federal government?