State University NY Friday: “As the economy’s improved, the deficit has gone down. It’s now dropped at the fastest rate in 60 years. The deficit has been cut in half since 2009 and is on a downward trajectory. … We don’t have an urgent deficit crisis. The only crisis we have is one that’s manufactured in Washington, and it’s ideological. And the basic notion is, is that we shouldn’t be helping people get health care and we shouldn’t be helping kids who can’t help themselves and whose parents are under resourced, we shouldn’t be helping them get a leg up.”
WT: “Indeed, deficits are projected to drop for the next two years, thanks to a slightly better economy, to higher taxes imposed at the beginning of this year, the expiration of stimulus spending and to spending cuts the GOP forced. But deficits will begin to rise again by the end of Mr. Obama’s second term and continue into the foreseeable future, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s latest estimates.”
Helping kids whose parents are under resourced?
Full time parents and full time employees have been forced to compete for part-time employment, competition which has left teens out of work on new record levels. ObamaCare dictates full time employment to be under 30 hours a week. The minimum wage sector is a starting level for teens, a time to learn responsibility, the value of money, the foundation of our working system, and independence. These jobs keep teens busy, off the streets, away from gangs, and out of trouble.
How many single parent families exist today? Which of these children are not raising themselves? What about ObamaCare is not contributing to lack of leadership and responsibility?
We no longer have a deficit crisis so let’s increase spending? You know what I mean.