Friday, June 2, 2023
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Monday, June 14, 2010
NRCC: “Colleen Hanabusa and her Washington friends have pushed the economy into a jobless recovery”
By Selected News Articles @ 1:39 PM :: 9377 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

If the Economy is the Dems’ “Baby,” Why Won’t Hanabusa Support a Responsible Budget?

Despite $13 Trillion National Debt, Dems Forge Ahead With New Spending, Anti-Jobs Agenda

Washington- With a $13 trillion national debt and a failed stimulus under their belt, most would think Colleen Hanabusa and her Washington friends would finally put an end to their reckless spending habits. Yet, with no budget to speak of, President Obama urged Washington Democrats over the weekend to forge ahead with $50 billion in new spending, making it clear that Hanabusa and her party will continue supporting an anti-jobs, anti-small-business agenda at the expense of a healthy economy.

“President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid "massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters" and to support the still-fragile economic recovery.” (Lori Montgomery, “Obama pleads for $50 billion in state, local aid,” Washington Post, 6/13/2010)

Yesterday, during CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. James Clyburn said:  “The economy is our baby.”  If that’s the case, why won’t the Democrat-controlled Congress propose a budget to get the economy back on track?

Candy Crowley: “I think one of the questions that's cropping up now is, when does the statute of limitations run out on blaming the Bush administration and when is it on you all as the governing, really, in the House and the Senate and in the White House; when does the economy become your baby, so to speak?”

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.): “The economy is our baby. But let's stop talking about cutting taxes, cutting taxes, cutting taxes.” (State of the Union with Candy Crowley, CNN, June 13, 2010)

On the heels of the President’s new request for spending, former U.S. International Trade Commission Chief Economist warns of President Obama’s anti-small-business agenda:

“Peter Morici, a business professor at the University of Maryland and former chief economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission, said Mr. Obama's proposed small-business lending fund is "a drop in the bucket" compared with what is needed. With the estate tax scheduled to be reimposed at the end of this year, he said, small businesses will suffer even more.”

“’I can't imagine a president with a more anti-small-business agenda than Barack Obama,’ Mr. Morici said."What you saw in the Rose Garden was the cynical enterprise of a cynical man. He simply doesn't believe in the private sector, and it shows in his actions.” (Stephen Dinan and Kara Rowland, “'Stimulus' or not, Obama seeks new spending,’” Washington Times, 6/13/2010)

“Over the course of the past two years of a Democrat-led supermajority, Colleen Hanabusa and her Washington friends have pushed the economy into a jobless recovery by supporting an anti-jobs, anti-small-business agenda at the expense of a healthy economy,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “If a 9.7 percent unemployment rate and a record-breaking $13 trillion national debt were not enough evidence of their inability to govern, House Democrats are refusing to propose a budget that outlines how they plan to spend taxpayer dollars. As Colleen Hanabusa continues to support runaway government spending instead of the fiscal discipline needed to create jobs, voters are realizing that Hanabusa is just another Washington Democrat who can’t be trusted to get our economy back on track.”



TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Back da Blue Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii