Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) reviews President Obama’s submitted budget:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
The President’s budget raises taxes, puts us further in debt and slashes the military–a recipe for disaster. 2:59 PM – 13 Feb
Uh, raising taxes and reducing the budget for the Department of Defense reduces the deficit and the debt.
A Twitter response:
Jeremy Neely @jeremyneely
@RepHartzler Outrage! President Obama suggests that the über-rich start paying marginally higher tax rates! Those killed growth in the ’90s! 7:43 PM – 13 Feb 12
And, if I recall correctly, that was the last time an administration had a budget surplus and started paying down the debt. Then what happened? Oh, yeah:
We have a “debt crisis” because dubya gave a windfall tax break to the top two percent,
thereby increasing the distribution of wealth upward, and significantly decreasing revenue.