President's Budget Is Campaign Document, Not Serious Proposal

The US economy is struggling under the weight of trillion-dollar deficits and high unemployment. Unfortunately, instead of stepping up and providing real leadership, the president has put forward a budget that is more campaign document than serious proposal. Undeterred by our stratospheric debt and high unemployment, the president has suggested adding a further $11 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years and raising taxes on job creators who are already struggling under burdensome government regulations. This is the exact opposite of what needs to be done to get our economy on a sound footing again. It's time for the president to stop worrying about his reelection and start offering serious proposals to reduce our nation's debt and create an environment in which private-sector job creation can flourish. The president also needs to abandon his attack on religious liberty and restore to all Americans the free exercise of their constitutional right to live in accordance with their religious beliefs.