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Obama Supporters To Canvass in Va

Anita Kumar

Organizing for America, the group that worked to help elect President Obama last year, will begin canvassing in Virginia and across the nation tomorrow to support Obama's proposed budget.

Volunteers will knock on doors and talk to residents at homes and businesses in Norfolk, Richmond, Arlington, Leesburg, Gainesville and Chesapeake.

"The President has a bold plan to invest in America's future and get our economy moving again, and now he needs our help to turn his budget into law,'' said Mitch Stewart, director of Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee. "That's why it's so important for Americans on Saturday to go door-to-door and talk to their neighbors about the President's plan and ask them for their support."

By Anita Kumar  |  March 20, 2009; 5:39 PM ET
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Will the same people ralying for Obama's trillion dollar deficits be the same people paying the taxes?

Posted by: StephanAndrew | March 21, 2009 4:30 AM | Report abuse

These folks will be advocating for a budget that will further our current economic predicament and mortgage our future to the Chinese and Germans.

Mr. Obama's own budget director has admitted that the President's budget plan in unsustainable. We will have a national debt that exceeds 82 percent of the overall economy.

This plan has us on track to become a third world nation. How can they lead us when they do not even have a plan that may work?

Per the WashPost's own Lori Montgomery's story...

"In the first independent analysis of Obama's budget proposal, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concluded that Obama's policies would cause government spending to swell above historic levels even after costly programs to ease the recession and stabilize the nation's financial system have ended.

Tax collections, meanwhile, would lag well behind spending, producing huge annual budget deficits that would force the nation to borrow nearly $9.3 trillion over the next decade -- $2.3 trillion more than the president predicted when he unveiled his budget request just one month ago.

Although Obama would come close to meeting his goal of cutting in half the deficit he inherited by the end of his first term, the CBO predicts that deficits under his policies would exceed 4 percent of the overall economy over the next 10 years, a level White House budget director Peter R. Orszag yesterday acknowledged would "not be sustainable."

The result, according to the CBO, would be an ever-expanding national debt that would exceed 82 percent of the overall economy by 2019 -- double last year's level -- and threaten the nation's financial stability."

Posted by: Fairfax2 | March 21, 2009 9:16 PM | Report abuse

So please tell us for once how inaction will solve the problem. I'm really on the edge of my seat to know of the miracle equation behind that approach.

Posted by: robertjsmithiii | March 23, 2009 12:23 PM | Report abuse

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