John Boehner criticizes the President’s financial plansMay 10th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
John Boehner, the minority leader in the Obama administration has made pointed criticism of the President’s proposed and much debated budget plans. It must be noted here that the President had declared a total $3.6 trillion budget request for the fiscal year 2009. Boehner further claims that the proposal for budget cut is actually a “diversionary tactic” aimed at diverting the public opinion from the other pressing financial issues like the huge debt amount that the current budget heaps on the future generations.
This is not the first time that this minority leader had criticized the President and the economic revival plans aimed at providing the stimulus for growth in these hard times. His displeasure at the Democrat President was profound when he mentioned that the $800 billion stimulus bill that was earmarked for overall growth really does nothing to achieve this target. But John Boehner’s criticism has mostly been balanced and impartial. He even criticizes, and perhaps rightly, the Republican spending five, six years back, that weakened the economy initially. He is out there to insist on fiscal discipline and strengthen the economy gradually.
To be fair to John Boehner, the job of being a minority leader is never easy. It is highly scrutinized and criticized and to echo Steve Elmendorf, you can never do a good job at it. Despite his criticism from the opposition benches, Boehner is an accessable and candid guy. He is also a good listener and someone who knows his job well. His political and economic criticisms are backed by solid facts and they are impartial.
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