Republicans slam Obama for taxes
WASHINGTON: Republicans say President Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office can be summed up in three words: spending, taxing and borrowing.
In the party’s weekly radio and internet address, Rep Lynn Jenkins chided Obama and Democrats in Congress for pushing through a $787 billion stimulus package and a $3 trillion federal budget for next year that she said will waste taxpayers’ dollars.
“The plans they’ve passed in the first 100 days will add more to our nation’s public debt than all previous presidents combined in 200-plus years,” the Kansas Republican said. “They’ve taken away President Obama’s promised middle-class tax cut and paved the way for a new national energy tax to be paid by every American who dares to flip on a light switch.”
Pointing to the stimulus package, Jenkins contended millions of dollars have already needlessly gone for a homeless programme in a town which doesn’t have such a problem, an artwalk in New York as well as sidewalks and trash cans outside a Michigan casino.
“It was supposed to be about jobs, but it’s gone off the rails in practically no time at all,” she said.