If the Economy is Their “Baby,” Why Won’t Target Dems Create a Budget?

June 14, 2010

FYI, a version of the release below went out to the following incumbent and challenger districts: John Adler (NJ-03); Jason Altmire (PA-04); Michael Arcuri (NY-24); John Barrow (GA-12); Ami Bera (CA-03); Sanford Bishop (GA-02); Tim Bishop (NY-01); John Boccieri (OH-16); Leonard Boswell (IA-03); Allen Boyd (FL-02); Rick Boucher (VA-09); Paula Brooks (OH-12); John Callahan (PA-15); Dennis Cardoza (CA-18); Russ Carnahan (MO-03); Chris Carney (PA-10); Ben Chandler (KY-06); Travis Childers (MS-01); Gerry Connolly (VA-11); Jim Costa (CA-20); Joe Courtney (CT-02); Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03); Lincoln Davis (TN-04); Suzan DelBene (WA-08); Joe Donnelly (IN-02); Steve Driehaus (OH-01); Chet Edwards (TX-17); Bill Foster (IL-14); Joe Garcia (FL-25); Gabby Giffords (AZ-08); Alan Grayson (FL-08); John Hall (NY-19); Debbie Halvorson (IL-11); Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01); Denny Heck (WA-03); Martin Heinrich (NM-01); Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL); Baron Hill (IN-09); Maurice Hinchey (NY-22); Jim Himes (CT-04); Tim Holden (PA-17); Rush Holt (NJ-12); Steve Israel (NY-02); Steve Kagen (WI-08); Paul Kanjorski (PA-11); Marcy Kaptur (OH-09); Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15); Ron Kind (WI-03); Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01); Ron Klein (FL-22); Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24); Frank Kratovil (MD-01); Rick Larsen (WA-02); Bryan Lentz (PA-07); Dave Loebsack (IA-02); Dan Maffei (NY-25); Betsy Markey (CO-04); Jim Marshall (GA-08); Jim Matheson (UT-02); Michael McMahon (NY-13); Jerry McNerney (CA-11); Walt Minnick (ID-01); Harry Mitchell (AZ-05); Chris Murphy (CT-05); Patrick Murphy (PA-08); Scott Murphy (NY-20); Glenn Nye (VA-02); Bill Owens (NY-23); Ed Perlmutter (CO-07); Tom Perriello (VA-05); Gary Peters (MI-09); Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL); Steve Pougnet (CA-45); Nick Rahall (WV-03); Ciro Rodriguez (TX-23); Mike Ross (AR-04); John Salazar (CO-03); Loretta Sanchez (CA-47); Mark Schauer (MI-07); Kurt Schrader (OR-05); Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01); Ike Skelton (MO-04); Zack Space (OH-18); John Spratt (SC-05); Betty Sutton (OH-13); Harry Teague (NM-02); Dina Titus (NV-03); Manan Trivedi (PA-06); Niki Tsongas (MA-05); Trent Van Haaften (IN-08); Tim Walz (MN-01); Tom White (NE-02); Charlie Wilson (OH-06); David Wu (OR-01) and John Yarmuth (KY-03).

If the Economy is the Dems’ “Baby,” Why Won’t Cardoza Create a Budget?
Despite $13 Trillion National Debt, Dems Forge Ahead With New Spending, Anti-Jobs Agenda

With a $13 trillion national debt and a failed stimulus under their belt, most would think Dennis Cardoza and his Washington friends would finally put an end to their reckless spending habits. Yet, with no budget to speak of, President Obama urged Washington Democrats over the weekend to forge ahead with $50 billion in new spending, making it clear that Cardoza and his party will continue with their anti-jobs, anti-small-business agenda at the expense of a healthy economy.

“President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid “massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters” and to support the still-fragile economic recovery.” (Lori Montgomery, “Obama pleads for $50 billion in state, local aid,” Washington Post, 6/13/2010)

Yesterday, during CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. James Clyburn said: “The economy is our baby.” If that’s the case, why won’t the Democrat-controlled Congress propose a budget to get the economy back on track?

Candy Crowley: “I think one of the questions that’s cropping up now is, when does the statute of limitations run out on blaming the Bush administration and when is it on you all as the governing, really, in the House and the Senate and in the White House; when does the economy become your baby, so to speak?”

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.): “The economy is our baby. But let’s stop talking about cutting taxes, cutting taxes, cutting taxes.” (State of the Union with Candy Crowley, CNN, June 13, 2010)

On the heels of the President’s new request for spending, former U.S. International Trade Commission Chief Economist warns of President Obama’s anti-small-business agenda:

“Peter Morici, a business professor at the University of Maryland and former chief economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission, said Mr. Obama’s proposed small-business lending fund is “a drop in the bucket” compared with what is needed. With the estate tax scheduled to be reimposed at the end of this year, he said, small businesses will suffer even more.”

“‘I can’t imagine a president with a more anti-small-business agenda than Barack Obama,’ Mr. Morici said.”What you saw in the Rose Garden was the cynical enterprise of a cynical man. He simply doesn’t believe in the private sector, and it shows in his actions.” (Stephen Dinan and Kara Rowland, “‘Stimulus’ or not, Obama seeks new spending,'” Washington Times, 6/13/2010)

“Over the course of the past two years of a Democrat-led supermajority, Dennis Cardoza and his Washington friends have led the economy into a jobless recovery by pushing an anti-jobs, anti-small-business agenda at the expense of a healthy economy,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “If a 9.7 percent unemployment rate and a record-breaking $13 trillion national debt were not enough evidence of their inability to govern, House Democrats are refusing to propose a budget that outlines how they plan to spend taxpayer dollars. As Cardoza continues to dismiss opportunities to rein in runaway government spending and provide the fiscal discipline needed to create jobs, voters are realizing that Washington Democrats can’t be trusted to get our economy back on track.”