Why doesn’t this surprise me (and forgive the irony)? The Democrats in control of Congress have neglected to pass a budget. With the deficit continually rising, it seems odd that Congress does not want to work on the budget. Then again, there’s not much initiative to do so with the current leadership, as they are more concerned with raising taxes.
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) in media interviews yesterday indicated that taxes will increase to address the deficit issue. I guess Hoyer believes increased taxes will spur the economy and solve the deficit. Hoyer is wrong. Increasing taxes will hurt working families and it has never been the solution to addressing budget deficits and the economy.
Perhaps, it is time for Congress to examine their spending habits and create a realistic budget that will boost the economy and reduce the deficit.