Pres­i­dent’s bud­get fails job cre­ators

Hit­ting the hir­ing class only hurts work­ers

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion - By Tom Stem­berg

Re­cently, Pres­i­dent Obama trans­mit­ted his bud­get pro­posal for fis­cal 2013 to Congress. While po­lit­i­cal doc­u­ments are to be ex­pected in an elec­tion year, this bud­get was still widely panned from the left and the right as be­ing de­void of any real so­lu­tions to our na­tion’s prob­lems and sim­ply a per­pet­u­a­tion of the sta­tus quo that has got­ten us into quite a mess as a na­tion. Even worse, for a coun­try that des­per­ately needs job cre­ation, it does noth­ing to em­power en­trepreneurs or en­cour­age small-busi­ness own­ers, the real en­gine of a free-en­ter­prise econ­omy.

Busi­nesses and work­ing fam­i­lies also set bud­gets. Bud­gets should not only set pri­or­i­ties but re­flect re­al­ity as well. Mr. Obama’s bud­get does nei­ther.

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