Riverside Press Enterprise
November 26, 2011
It was a super charade
Regarding the super committee failure (“Lawmakers hiss at debt panel,” Nov. 22)
Congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama have no intention of cutting spending or ending their relentless drive to raise taxes and regulate.
Our only hope is a 2012 Republican Congress and president.
Daniel B. Jeffs
The impasse Super Committee, Congressional Democrats and President Obama have no intention of cutting spending or their relentless drive to raise taxes and regulate. Taxing, regulation and spending equals Democrat political and personal power. Our only hope is a 2012 Republican Congress and president with teeth -- to limit government, reduce regulations, cut taxes, and end the debt.
San Bernardino Sun
August 9, 2011
Dirty debt deal
Double-dealing Democrats and compromising Republicans made a dirty deal with the government debt devil, and gave President Obama and congressional Democrats what they wanted for the 2012 election. Putting off dealing with the real debt problem until 2013 means House and Senate Democrats and President Obama won't have the immediate debt problem hanging over the heads until after they are hopefully re-elected.
However, $2 trillion in cuts, coupled with a $2 trillion increase in the debt ceiling is a zero gain in debt reduction and spending cuts. Indeed, the only way out of being mired in national debt is to pass a zero-based balanced budget amendment, and making serious cuts in the size and scope of government until the enormous debt is relieved. Meanwhile, the declining economy and loss of jobs will make short work of many congressional Democrats, and Obama's hope of remaining on the presidential throne.
Kicking the can down the liberal road to socialism has long been the most serious threat to our liberty, the free market and our future. Our government must be changed from a welfare state back to the constitutional republic that made America the leader of the free world. The United States simply cannot survive being diminished by the sustained abuse of government power.
The mob mentality of the liberal media and Vice President Biden calling the tea party movement terrorists, while supporting the regulatory terrorism of the EPA and Dodd-Frank financial regulations, is tantamount to aiding and abetting economic suicide – and voters know it.
DANIEL B. JEFFS
April 12, 2011
Time to make real headway on cutting the budget
Follow GOP plan
While President Obama, Senator Reid and House Speaker Boehner pat themselves on the back for avoiding a government shutdown by making a deal on $38.5 billion in budget cuts, they lose sight of the real deal. $38.5 billion is political chump change, and the people lose.
Why? There is a $14.3 trillion public debt gorilla in the people's room fed by political ideology and the malfeasance of personal power.
Indeed, according to U.S. Treasury and budget office reports, the federal debt will reach $19.6 trillion by 2015. The interest on the debt this year will be over $530 billion, and the federal deficit will be over $1.6 trillion.
Contrary to popular political belief, the people are not stupid. We are more informed than ever. Government growth means loss of freedoms. We recognize the abuse of power, fraud and deceit -- and we are not going to take it anymore.
If our elected representatives and officials don't get their act together and work out something like the "Path to Prosperity" budget plan put forth by House Budget Committee Chairman, Paul Ryan, the changes made in Congress in 2010 will be expanded by voters in 2012 and beyond until Washington gets it right.
Daniel B. Jeffs
Apple Valley, Calif.
The Washington Times
February 18, 2011
Re: Obama's budget blarney - editorial
Obama's economic snake oil
Extension of the George W. Bush tax cuts was the only good thing that came out of the previous Congress and President Obama’s White House, but now the president is back to his overspending ways with his fiscal 2012 budget (“Obama’s budget blarney,” Comment & Analysis, Wednesday). The previous Democrat-controlled Congress hid behind closed doors to concoct a plan to take over health care. It drove up the national debt so high that monthly interest payments are in the billions. It put America on the path to insolvency with economy-busting rules and regulations for finance, industry and energy. Overall, the size of government and its spending increased 25 percent.
Now, after voters rejected the lame-duck Congress and passed control of the House to Republicans, Mr. Obama is making a veiled attempt at political triangulation. He’s using a dash of snake-oil doublespeak and budget blarney while wasting tax dollars on ineffective green energy, the rapid-rail-to-nowhere project and our failing education system. Thus, he is playing voters for fools, which makes his re-election chances even dimmer.
DANIEL B. JEFFS
Apple Valley, Calif.
Kangaroo Congress and presidential shell games
Lest we forget, extending the Bush tax cuts was the only good thing that came out of the previous Congress and beyond President Obama's White House desk, but it will only last until just after the 2012 presidential election.
Meanwhile, the Democrat-controlled Congress cranked out a costly grab at national health care from behind closed doors, cranked up the national debt to where It's costing $200 billion per month in interest payments, and put America on the presidential path to insolvency with economy-busting rules and regulations over finance, industry and energy -- not to mention a 25 percent increase in government size and spending.
Now, after voters rejected the Kangaroo Congress and passed control of the House to Republicans, President Obama is making a veiled attempt at the triangulation shell game, with a dash of snake oil double-speak and a blarney budget proposal, to cut spending here and increase spending there -- with tax increases on the wealthy (loss of more jobs) and oil companies (increasing gas prices) -- while wasting tax dollars on ineffective green energy (increasing energy prices), infrastructure (rapid rail to nowhere) and miseducation.
Indeed, with the shell game's public pea up his sleeve, Obama is playing voters for fools, which makes his re-election chances even dimmer.