Obama Will Veto Cut, Cap, and Balance
Well, no surprise here:
The White House on Monday warned President Obama will veto GOP legislation to “cut, cap and balance” spending and the budget.
In a statement of administration policy, the White House Office of Management and Budget labeled the GOP bill as an “empty political statement.”
The House Rules Committee is expected to take up the measure Monday, and it is likely to receive a floor vote on Tuesday. The measure would cut spending in fiscal 2012 by $111 billion, cap future spending at 19.9 percent of gross domestic product and allow for the debt ceiling to be increased if a balanced-budget amendment is approved by Congress and sent to the states.
That’s about what we’d expect from any big-spender who gets threatened with the loss of the credit cards. Which makes it all that much more important to vote this spending addict out of the White House next year so we can put the country back on a fiscally sane course.