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Crapo: Obama Budget ‘Unsustainable’

President Obama's 2011-12 budget proposal continues down an "unsustainable path" of spending too much, taxing too much and borrowing too much, Idaho senior Sen. Mike Crapo said this morning. "This budget simply moves the money around, with no measurable reduction in the overall size of government," said Crapo, R-Idaho, a member of the president's bipartisan commission on the debt and the deficit. "This is not only out of step with the priorities of the American people, but it fails to recognize the realities that the president’s own colleagues in Congress have begun to recognize." According to the Associated Press, Obama's $3.73 trillion budget calls for a $1.65 trillion deficit this year and another $1.1 trillion deficit next year/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you agree/disagree with U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo that the deficits President Obama proposes in the next two years are 'unsustainable'?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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