Spending That Rises “Only” 3X Faster Than Clinton Era is Concern for Jewish Groups

Spending under Bill Clinton rose by $50 billion a year. Since 2000 is rose by $150 billion a year. Over the next decade it is suppose to rise by $190 billion a year. However, Jewish Groups whose members all voted for Clinton due to his economic policies are now concerned with the spending levels, fearing that we will have some “cuts,” i.e. spending will rise only $150 billion a year instead of the $190 that the CBO projected in August:

From the Forward:

Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued a statement saying that he was “pleased and relieved” that a deal had been struck. But he said the center was “deeply concerned that decisions in the coming months could threaten the most vulnerable in our communities.” Saperstein also said, “We urge our government to honor its historic commitment to caring for the most vulnerable in our communities, especially in the face of economic turmoil…

Rabbi Steve Gutow, president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, echoed the call to keep America’s safety net and praised politicians for “coming together to avoid dangerous across-the-board economic disruptions.”

B’nai B’rith International President Allan Jacobs expressed “significant concerns as we look ahead to another sequester – debt limit – deadline.”

01/03/2013 11:59 AM by JPUpdates Staff

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