From the gadgets we use in our homes to the music we enjoy on our phones, a lot has changed in the last six years. Unfortunately, President Obama’s ideas have not. His recent budget proposal is chock-full of the same top-down, tax-and-spend tactics that he’s been pushing for the last six years. You would think that the $7.5 trillion increase in the national debt that’s occurred on his watch would be enough to retire some of those outdated policies.
In fact, here is a list of 11 things that are #NewerThanObamasIdeas.
1. iPad | invented in 2010
2. Instagram | founded in 2010
3. Taylor Swift's four most recent albums | released in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014
4. Frozen | released in 2013
5. Bo Obama | moved into the White House in 2009
6. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge | 2014
7. Angry Birds | released in 2009
8. Giant animatronic lion | 2015
9. The royal wedding | 2011
10. Selfie stick | listed in Time magazine's 25 best inventions of 2014
11. LOST's conclusion | 2010 (yes, we were disappointed too)
All of these are #NewerThanObamasIdeas for fixing our economy and improving opportunity for the middle class. The simple truth is this: the federal budget shouldn’t be cobwebbed by the policies of the past. It should be focused on the future — a future where our kids and grandkids can grow up free from the fear of never-ending debt and a bloated Washington bureaucracy.
And at the very least, budgets should balance.