The Senate Budget GOP has released a video that exposes a budget trick commonly used by the same members of the government who call for more investment in “education, innovation, clean energy and infrastructure.”
“Non-defense discretionary spending has surged 24 percent in just the first two years of the Obama Administration,” explains Tina Korbe of Hotair.
In fact, according to the Heritage Foundation, Federal spending per household has increased exponentially over the course of 45 years:
Despite these numbers, the current administration runs unprecedented deficits and the debt continues to grow which, of course, slows economic growth and costs jobs; the exact opposite of what some big spenders say they want.
Korbe ends on this strong note:
Fine if [Democrats] want to argue for cutting defense spending, fine if they want to mitigate the appearance of the problem by looking at spending as a percentage of GDP (that is, after all, the traditional way to look at it), but to back up calls for more spending with the claim that we’re just not spending enough? To borrow a word from CEO Chairman Eric Schmidt, “ludicrous.”