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Updated Apr 10, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Schweikert: Obama budget nothing but political posturing

In this Feb. 2, 2017, photo, Nick Jurgens, stands behind the counter amongst collectibles he keeps in his computer repair store in Beatrice, Neb. When six people went to prison for the 1985 rape and murder of a 68-year-old Nebraska woman, county officials figured they had put the gruesome high-profile case behind them. But after DNA evidence exonerated all six of the accused in 2008, the rural farming county just south of Lincoln found itself facing a new problem - a $28 million federal judgment that could force officials to file for bankruptcy. "I just hate the thought of them holding the citizens accountable for that money," said Jurgens. "It wasn't really any of our faults. But where else can you pull the money from? It's not like you can have a bake sale." (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

President Barack Obama released his new budget plan on Wednesday, but one Arizona lawmaker said it was nothing but a political move.

“The problem that’s happened here is that a lot of these budgets have become a political document instead of a management document,” Rep. David Schweikert told News/Talk 92.3 KTAR’s Karie & Chuck on Wednesday.

Schweikert went on to say that, not only does the math set forth in Obama’s plan fail to add up, but it seems to be pulling numbers out of thin air, especially when it comes to budget cuts.

“He’s taking credit for things that have already happened or spending that isn’t going to occur or wasn’t going to occur, so it’s part of the game here in D.C.”

When it comes to the toughest topic to discuss, Schweikert said America needs to take a look at Medicare.

“Medicare is in real trouble. The trust fund, in the next three years, basically runs out. It’s gone.”

After that fund runs dry, Schweikert said Medicare will be funded by active contributions and the general fund, essentially not leaving a lot for the younger generation. And when you factor in the national debt, that situation gets even worse.

“We are just destroying young people’s future,” he said.


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