Obama mires US in more debt

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This week President Obama released his fiscal year 2013 budget proposal. The president’s budget includes the largest and most irresponsible government spending spree in history along with the largest debt in history. The president talks of cuts but fiscal years 2012 to 2013 spending increases from $3.796 billion to $3.803 billion — it is only in Washington that would be considered a cut. In 2012 the president projects a federal deficit of $1.3 trillion. In fact, 2012 would mark the fourth consecutive year under Obama with a deficit of more than $1 trillion. Before Obama took office the largest deficit was $459 billion. Since Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the national debt has increased by $4.7 trillion, from $10.6 trillion to nearly $15.4 trillion. Furthermore, the president’s proposal would increase the national debt by $11 trillion between 2012 and 2022, from $15 trillion today to $26 trillion in 2022. Our children and grandchildren will be stuck paying for President Obama’s bailouts, wasted stimulus and trillions of dollars of his debt. The Tea Party Patriots birthed the second American Revolution in order to avert the impending fiscal disaster — we need to continue it until Election Day and beyond! Ken Campbell, Lincoln