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« Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 682 -- Socialist Health Care Wait Times. | WILLisms.com | Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 684 -- Newspapers Continue Their Slide. »

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 683 -- Spending Ratcheting Up, Obama Not Exclusively To Blame.

Spending Before Obama Bad, Spending Under Obama WAY WORSE-

It's getting bad up there in Washington. I mean, it was bad before, but it has gotten ridiculously bad on the spending-like-drunken-sailors front. The venerable Wall Street Journal explains just how bad:

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The White House disclosed the other day that the fiscal 2009 budget deficit clocked in at $1.4 trillion, amid the usual promises to do something about it. Yet even as budget director Peter Orszag was speaking, House Democrats were moving on a dozen spending bills for fiscal 2010 that total 12.1% in more domestic discretionary increases.

Yes, 12.1%.

Remember, inflation is running close to zero, or 0.8%. The good news, if we can call it that, is that Senate Democrats only want to increase nondefense appropriations by 8% for 2010. Because these funding increases become part of the permanent baseline for future appropriations, the 2010 House budget bills would permanently raise annual outlays for discretionary programs by about $75 billion a year from now until, well, forever.

These spending hikes do not include the so-called mandatory spending programs like Medicare and Medicaid, which exploded by 9.8% and 24.7%, respectively, in the just-ended 2009 fiscal year. All of this largesse is also on top of the stimulus funding that agencies received in 2009. The budget for the Environmental Protection Agency rose 126%, the Department of Education budget 209% and energy programs 146%.

House Republicans on the Budget Committee added up the 2009 appropriations, the stimulus funding and 2010 budgets and found that federal agencies will, on average, receive a 57% increase in appropriated funds from 2008-2010. By contrast, real family incomes fell by 3.6% last year. There's no recession in Washington.

Notice the growth in those appropriations bills. Guess who has voted to rubber stamp Obama on these appropriations bills?

Unfortunately, our own Senior Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison voted for all 7 of 7 these out-of-control, unsustainable deficit-spending, budget-busting bills. And now she wants to do for Texas what she has done in Washington, DC.

No, thanks.


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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Socialized Health Care Waiting Times.

Disclosure: I work for Rick Perry. See this post, this post, this post, this post, this post, this post, this post, this post, or this post for the reasoning behind that and more information about why you should choose Rick Perry over Kay Bailey Hutchison as well.

Posted by Will Franklin · 26 October 2009 08:42 AM

Comments

KBH is a RINO!

Posted by: Doug Shaw at October 26, 2009 12:36 PM

That is exactly why people I know are NOT voting for KBH. Rick Perry has been great for Texas. WHY would we want a Senator who is for out of control spending? KBH is out of touch!

Posted by: ZsaZsa at October 26, 2009 01:03 PM