Norquist: Obama's Budget Shows He Didn't Listen to Voters

Monday, 14 Feb 2011 03:07 PM

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President Barack Obama issued his budget request Monday that includes a 2011 deficit of $1.65 trillion. That just doesn’t cut it, says Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

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“Obama jumped federal spending dramatically,” Norquist writes on Politico.

The president ratchets up spending even though Americans made it clear in the voting booth that they want politicians to tighten the purse strings, Norquist says. “The American people were quite clear they want the overspending to end. Obama’s budgets continue the high level of spending and move to increase taxes to catch up with this overspending. Obama was not listening in November.”

Norquist isn’t the only one who’s unimpressed. “That President Obama would disregard the recommendations of his own fiscal commission is disappointing, but not surprising,” Doug Heye, former spokesman for the Republican National Committee and now a political consultant, writes on Politico.

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