Three years ago, President Obama set a course for fiscal austerity by promising to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. Unfortunately, his fiscal year 2013 budget demonstrates once again that his promise was meaningless. The president talks a good game, but his actions speak louder than his words. Instead of meaningful debt reduction, the president has offered a budget that will add a staggering $11.2 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years - despite the fact that our nation is already more than $15 trillion in debt.
President Obama has proposed exactly the wrong solution for American families and businesses. Instead of focusing on cutting our nation's debt and easing the burden on our nation's job creators, the president has proposed a budget that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much. Furthermore, the president's budget leaves the future of Social Security and Medicare in jeopardy by failing to offer any meaningful entitlement reform. Once again, the president has failed to lead.
Senator Hatch blasts the Obama Administration's attack on religious freedom. Hatch said the decision to mandate preventive services, including birth control and emergency contraception, for health insurance plans violated the landmark law, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and further highlighted the constitutional defects of the $2.6 trillion partisan health law.