60 Plus Chair Jim Martin: “Failed policies don’t work if you keep trying them over and over.”
(Alexandria, Virginia) – 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin, leader of the nation’s largest conservative seniors advocacy group, released the following statement concerning President Obama unveiling his 2013 fiscal year budget blueprint:
“Today the President unveiled his 2013 fiscal budget to much fanfare, and to no one’s shock he reveals a deficit north of a trillion dollars, higher taxes on families and businesses and hundreds of billions in ‘stimulus’ spending – where have we seen this before? This President has a one track mind, and instead of a path to prosperity, that track is a government funded highway toward failure. This budget mirrors the exact policies of taxing, spending and borrowing which have drowned our nation in debt, and saddled every American with the worst economy since the 1930s Depression.
“Sadly, the President continues his cruel assault on senior citizens, gutting Medicare by over $500 billion, speeding it toward bankruptcy and doing nothing to shore-up the faltering Social Security trust fund. Absolutely shameful.
“Clearly Mr. Obama has grown tired of living in the White House and would prefer a new residence next year, promises of deficit reduction over the next 10 years are laughable, when he can’t even get it right concerning the three years that just passed. He promised to cut the deficit in half during his first term and it has skyrocketed to record levels. He promised to get unemployment down to 6% by this time and its higher than when he took office. Unless he made a promise to put our nation in the poor house that I don’t recall, none of his promises have yet to come true.
“Ronald Reagan worked to make America once again a ‘shining city on a hill,’ and this President is pushing us to be a city under a mountain, a mountain of debt. Americans deserve better than the failure and broken promises this President continues to shovel our way,” concluded Martin.