John Campbell
Since taking office, President Obama’s Administration has been singularly obsessed with passing a government takeover of healthcare.  In times like these, one would think that the President and his team would have other buzz words and topics on their mind rather than a wildly unpopular expansion of government.  I can think of several things…to start, how about, jobs, the economy, or the deficit?!

Yesterday, the Treasury Department released its latest budget numbers, and the story is told in a trail of red ink.  In February, the federal government ran a deficit of nearly $221 billion, 14% higher than the previous record set in February of 2009. 

As you might know, the fiscal year of the U.S. Government begins on October 1 and ends on September 30.  Now, 5 months into the new fiscal year, the government’s budget deficit totals nearly $652 billion which is 10.5% higher than this time last year.  This is absolutely beyond sustainability.

Recently, I had the opportunity to question Dr. Peter Orzag, President Obama’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget.  Peter is smart and intellectually honest, and what I wanted to know, is why the President chose to submit a budget to Congress that actuarially does not work, it simply doesn’t...I’ll let the video speak for itself.



NOTE: Mr. Campbell's line of questions begins approximately at mark :51.

John Campbell

Congressman John Campbell was first elected to Congress in December of 2005. He brings with him to Washington a quarter century of experience in the business world and a record of accomplishment in both chambers of the California Legislature.

Congressman John Campbell represents California’s 48th Congressional District which encompasses Newport Beach, Irvine, Tustin, Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point and parts of San Juan Capistrano and Santa Ana.

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