NC Senator Kay Hagan Speaks Out About President Obama's Budget

North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan says the budget proposal pushed by President Barack Obama is "completely unsustainable and unacceptable" because of deficits it would create.

Hagan said Saturday at the North Carolina Associated Press Broadcast Awards she has been working with colleagues to limit the growth in non-defense spending Obama placed in his budget.

The Democrat said she agreed with many of Obama's ideas but didn't think an estimated $1.2 trillion annual deficit a decade from now would work.

Hagan also criticized Obama's plan for cutting agricultural spending by billions of dollars.

Hagan was pleased Obama was putting full funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the budget. She also praised his investments in educational spending.


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  • by Jana Murray Location: Brevard, NC on Mar 29, 2009 at 02:48 PM
    We need a "bluedog" Dem, but she really doesn't seem to understand that more spending and a larger government cannot solve our problems, only makes them worse. I recommend that she take the time to understand economic reality as Peter Schiff and Austrian economics teaches. Let Capitalism and the Free Market work.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Mar 29, 2009 at 07:34 AM
    No, Kay isn't against Barack, but she does want to satisfy her constituents when at all possible. Rick, politics? Yes, it is, but they are politicians. It seems like a wise move to me.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Mar 29, 2009 at 06:37 AM
    What makes her an expert. She has only been in office 3 months.
  • by Rick Location: Greenville on Mar 28, 2009 at 07:58 PM
    It didn't take long for her to see her approval ratings drop after backing his plans and now she is speaking out against him trying to bring them back up! Politics...
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Mar 28, 2009 at 07:50 PM
    First of all, we have to recognize the soft, gentle, loving approach this reporter takes toward Kay Hagan. Richard Burr would never be treated this well. Secondly, Kay would love to spend the same money obuma wants to spend on these wastful social programs, she just realizes that she can only push the socialist agenda so far and survive re-election in NC. She will blather this non-sense to give the stupid public a false impression of frugality on her part, the huge spending will be slightly tweeked, then Kay will vote for it claiming victory. She really loves the proposed spending, it's right up her alley.
  • by Buzz Location: Mill Creek on Mar 28, 2009 at 07:47 PM
    I can only HOPE that she and most of her side of the isle feels this way and holds the line. But this might only be big talk, aimed at public sentiment. Time will tell. Buzz
  • by LKW Location: LaNC on Mar 28, 2009 at 07:43 PM
    Well, what do you know? Kay Hagan against Barack! HaHaHa. Obama is such a loser. Makes you almost want to feel sorry for him. NOT!
  • by robert Location: newport on Mar 28, 2009 at 07:30 PM
    I will start a union. I will get rich, and not benefit anyone. All I need is a lawyer to draw up the documents. It will be called the "IEWU." Illegal Emigrant Workers Union. I will get 1/2 of their pay and give them nothing.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Mar 28, 2009 at 07:13 PM
    We will see Senator Hagan, time will tell. Most agricutural spending does not involve unions, so how could he be interested?
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