February 26th, 2009
06:29 PM ET
6 years ago

Dem blasts Obama's budget

Taylor, a Democrat, says the budget isn't 'change.'
Taylor, a Democrat, says the budget isn't 'change.'

(CNN) – Mississippi Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor blasted the budget outline President Obama submitted to Capitol Hill today, saying “I don’t like it…change is not running up even bigger deficits that George Bush did.”

“That’s what George Bush did very well. Apparently that’s what President Obama is doing.”

Taylor, a conservative “blue dog” who voted against the stimulus bill, noted he was still reviewing the plan but was troubled by the additional amount of spending for many government programs on top of the recent increased funding many agencies received in the economic stimulus bill.

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As a member of the Armed Service Committee, Taylor noted the budget only gives the Defense Department a “small increase,” which he said would barely cover the cost of living adjustments for the military.

Taylor pointed to President Obama’s inaugural address that called for Americans to make sacrifices, saying “It’s certainly not reflected in his budget.”


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soundoff (259 Responses)
  1. Mississippi Mike

    OUCH...OUCH...OUCH!!!!!

    The truth must really hurt. And it was from one of your own.

    Poor obama mama must be heartbroken.

    February 26, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  2. Omaha

    Thanks God! Finally some common sense from a Democrat!

    February 26, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  3. rick

    fabulous hair dude... you really are what we would call a "box of hair". now shut up and let the adults govern.

    February 26, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  4. Diane Panama City Fl

    Republican-Extremists dug us in this hole because they know how to campaign, but are woefully inept when it came to governing. George the Stupid, Newt the Grinch, Rush "Oxycontin" Limbaugh and every other blubbering neo-conservative mouthy-shill from Ann Coulter to Michelle Malkin – all of them – rah-rah-rahed most into thinking the conservaties were responsible enough to trust that there would be transparency and honesty in their governing. But, no – they were too caught up in their own campaign rhetoric to step up to the plate and spend the necessary political capital and public money to rebuild our infrastructure, reveal the true cost of Cheney's Folly (Iraq war), adequately fund NCLB (No Child Left Behind), regulate the banking industry (FTC/SEC) and protect our food supply (FDA)., recover from Katrina (FEMA). The list goes on and on with their failures to govern.

    Time to pay the piper and guess who has to do it? All us bleeding heart libs who happen to believe that being indigent and a minority isn't a sign moral inferiority or there is a lack of ambition and self-determination. I'm just an average, middle-of-the-road American whose beliefs have been demonized by the extremist-right as somehow morally inferior to their own. No, I'm not liberal, just a moderate that's been pushed aside to the left. by a bunch of neocon thugs.

    It is time to grow up and quit allowing the "Joe the Plumberization" of our public discourse.

    February 26, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. Minnesotan

    His budget is a joke, who was the guy that was going to read it line for line and erase needless spending? Did he get to busy? He never got to that with the stimulus package, did he? I heard one of his cuts is the USDA budget, thats funny does Obama know that 2/3 of that budget is food stamps, school lunches, and welfare(WIC) money for the under privileged, unemployed, etc...? We all know darn well he is NOT cutting any of those programs. When is Obama going to take "Responsibility". He did just spend a trillion dollars in 30 days.

    February 26, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. Roland

    dimes Did you say a Democrat with his own mind? Repubs BLINDLY follow whatever you are told to beleive.

    February 26, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  7. Mike in VA

    Hey if all you democrats like the budget so much how about you all pay for it! I'd rather keep MY money for MY family thank you.

    February 26, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  8. Mike in VA

    Hey if all you democrats like the budget so much how about you all pay for it! I'd rather keep MY money for MY family thank you.

    February 26, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  9. AEJ - Miami

    The average age in Congress is 70 years old. These old people is about time MOST of them go home and sleep and allow brains and mind to run the country. They are so caught up in living in the past.

    February 26, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
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