Obama: My Budget Doesn’t Spend Beyond Our Means


How do you define spending beyond your means?

Most people would agree that spending beyond one’s means would entail spending more money than they make. But not President Barack Obama, who had this to say in an address to the American people on Saturday concerning his unbalanced budget proposal:

It’s a budget that doesn’t spend beyond our means, and it’s a budget that doesn’t make harsh and unnecessary cuts that only serve to slow our economy. We’ll keep our promise to an aging generation by shoring up Medicare, and we’ll keep our promise to the next generation by investing in the fundamentals that always made America strong–manufacturing, innovation, energy and education.

White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer acknowledged last Wednesday that the Obama budget proposal would not balance now or at any point in the future. But Pfeiffer says it will put the United States on a path to deficit reduction.

Deficit spending is beyond-our-means spending.

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Sam Rolley

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  • Warrior

    Is this finally the “budget” that the “accountant n chief” reviewed line by line and cut out “all” the “fat”?

  • Jana

    Hahahahah, He doesn’t spend beyond our means. Whose ‘our’? Does the our mean his and his wife’s means? Of course he doesn’t spend beyond their means as he spends liberally of the tax payer’s dollars to travel (fuel etc) and vacations and have parties in the WH and of course most of this expense is on the tax payer’s dime.
    Then he also uses the taxpayer’s money for travel expenses to continue in his constant campaign mode or raising money for the Democratic Party. Actually the expenses of his travel and fuel and upkeep for his Special Air Plane ought to come out of the money he raises, but that won’t happen.

    If he means the actual United States means, then his concept of not spending beyond our means is more than just flawed, it is mentally lacking.

    He doesn’t have the decency to even submit a budget on time when he does submit one which has been rare.
    Seldom does he even show up on time for a scheduled event, as he is always running late. This shows a disdain for everyone else and that he thinks more highly of himself than anyone else.

    Obama doesn’t know how to budget his money, certainly not our money, nor even his time. He is a FAILURE. Yet he is trying to tell us that we should give our fair share. Wow, what nerve. He spends spends spends and we pay pay pay. How does that sound fair?