Friday, August 25, 2006

Republican candidate for Congress criticizes current budget mess

In case you haven't heard, Congressman Jim Nussle is the chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee. He is the chief architect of the federal budget in the House of Representatives.

To make a long story short, Nussle has used that leadership position in Congress to recklessly waste what was once a huge budget surplus. He has been at the helm as the federal budget has spiraled into the worst deficits in the history of the United States of America.

But it's not just Democrats who are criticizing Nussle's work in the House Budget Chair. A Republican running for Congress agrees that the federal budget is a mess. Jeff Lamberti criticized the budget mess at the Iowa State Fair, and you can now watch it here.

My mom has been traveling around the state this week, highlighting Nussle's poor performance in the budget chair. I caught up with her in Osky yesterday and snapped this photo.

Of course, Lamberti is trying to pin the blame for the deficits on Leonard Boswell. Let's see...Leonard Boswell is in the minority party in the House. Jim Nussle is in the majority party and actually writes the budget...I think it's safe to say that the budget mess is on Nussle's hands.

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