Theodore's World: In State of Union Address Obama to Push for New Spending as GOP Demands Deep Budget Cuts

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January 23, 2011

In State of Union Address Obama to Push for New Spending as GOP Demands Deep Budget Cuts

FOX News

Obama will call for new government spending on infrastructure, education and research in his State of the Union address Tuesday, sharpening his response to Republicans in Congress who are demanding deep budget cuts, people familiar with the speech said.

Mr. Obama will argue that the U.S., even while trying to reduce its budget deficit, must make targeted investments to foster job growth and boost U.S. competitiveness in the world economy.

The new spending could include initiatives aimed at building the renewable-energy sector—which received billions of dollars in stimulus funding—and rebuilding roads to improve transportation, people familiar with the matter said. Money to restructure the No Child Left Behind law's testing mandates and institute more competitive grants also could be included.

While proposing new spending, Mr. Obama also will lay out significant budget cuts elsewhere, people familiar with the plans say, though they will likely fall short of what Republican lawmakers have requested.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Obama, in his State of the Union address Tuesday, will call for new government spending..."

Can we please hear a resounding chorus of "YOU LIE!" this Tuesday? It would do wonders for the morale of the American people.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 23, 2011 07:50 AM


Yeah Jerk, just spend America into oblivion. Throw money around like it's birdseed. You can bet your ass that lots of that money will be going to liberal causes and liberal groups like all the ACORN spinoffs and SEIU and whatever the Congressional Black Caucus supports.

Renewable energy. They've been talking that for forty years. All we have basically is some giant windmills that only work when the wind blows and a few plug in short range cars that run off of coal generated electricity.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at January 23, 2011 11:12 AM

Tom, well said!!!! Thank you Tom.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 24, 2011 12:29 AM