It has often been said that you should go big or go home. This has proved to be the best slogan to sum up the Obama administration. Year after year he has proposed bigger and bigger spending totals. And this year is no different.
Fox has reported
It didn’t take Republicans long to respond to President Obama’s record $4.1 trillion budget proposal – labeling it “a progressive manual for growing the federal government at the expense of hardworking Americans,” as House Speaker Paul Ryan put it.
The fiscal 2017 budget plan, Obama’s eighth and final spending blueprint, is being met with a dead-on-arrival mentality on Capitol Hill after it was released late Tuesday morning.
Apparently Obama has been speaking with Senator Bernie Sanders about his tax plan. This budget if passed would raise Americans’ tax bill by leaps and bounds. Seeking to grow the Nanny State even larger and taxing the people to pay the bill.
But Republicans described the overall plan as a bid to grow government even bigger. In all, Obama’s budget would increase taxes by $2.6 trillion over the coming decade, nearly double the $1.4 trillion in new taxes Obama sought and failed to achieve in last year’s budget.
Here are just a few of the things that the President is proposing.
According to Bloomberg
Obama also wants $755 million extra for cancer research and prevention, an effort led by Vice President Joe Biden; $6 billion to help low-income teenagers get jobs; $4 billion for development of driverless cars; $4 billion for computer coding classes for children; $1.1 billion to curb the U.S. opiate-abuse epidemic and $3.4 billion to bolster European defenses against Russia.
But, I challenge the administration to show me where any of these items was listed by our Founders as a responsibility of the government. Where in the Constitution is it the duty of the Federal Government to pay for cancer research or teen employment programs?
You can look but it is not there because they knew such problems are best handled by private citizens who keep their own money.