This has to be the most hilarious thing in politics I’ve ever heard. President Barack Obama today, after chastising again budgets he voted for:
“As I’ve said, in the long run, we can’t continue to spend as if deficits don’t have consequences, as if waste doesn’t matter, as if the hard-earned tax dollars of the American people can be treated like monopoly money. That‘s what we‘ve seen time and time again.”
This from the man who has rung up a federal deficit higher than any other president in just his first year. A man who signed a massive piece of pork that he called a stimulus, and is expected to sign a bill with over 5,000 “earmarks” of wasteful spending after he vowed he would not sign a spending bill with a single earmark in it. A man whose treasury department is printing money at record rates and inviting huge inflation. For crying out loud, a man who literally said we have to spend our way out of this recession!
His congress is not only driving us into debt unseen (and unsustainable), they are trying to borrow more money by raising our “debt ceiling” a couple more trillion dollars. He is all about spending as much of other people’s money as he can. Yet he stands in front of the nation and has the nerve to tell us we can’t keep spending like he is.
Well then sir, STOP IT!
From a report done by The Mercatus Center at George Mason University:
Democratic districts have received nearly twice as much stimulus money as Republican districts and the cash has been awarded without regard to how badly an area was suffering from job losses, according to a new study.
What, you’re surprised by this? Surely you didn’t buy into the line that politicians were going to be honest, and act in our best interest, all because Obama was elected?
Congress spent a bunch of money it didn’t have on ridiculous pork projects, and called it a stimulus bill. I still remember Al Gore screaming about Bush “He played on our fears!” Yup, I’d say that’s exactly what our current president did. We were promised the unemployment rate wouldn’t reach 9% if it passed. Um, yeah. How’s that hope and change working?
It’s going to be a long 3 years.
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Don’t have the time, but I’m going to write anyway…
Whatever your opinion of Barack Obama, you have to admit the man says things that are not presidential. I have never heard presidents say some of the things he does. There are things you don’t say when you hold that office, like blaming your predecessor, or saying the police acted stupidly. You’re supposed to be above that, Mr. President. You should have more tact than that. But I guess none of us should be surprised since this administration is attempting to prosecute former Bush administration officials, something that third world dictators would do, but presidents of the United States certainly don’t.
And the gall! Blaming others for things he voted for and pointing fingers at others for doing something he is doing even more of. Case in point: his speech today at Brookings.
“One of the central goals of this administration is restoring fiscal responsibility.”
Hahahaha! Great punch line. An absolute joke to be sure.
“The deficit had been building dramatically over the previous eight years. Folks passed tax cuts and expansive entitlement programs without paying for any of it, even as health care costs kept rising year after year. These budget-busting tax cuts and spending programs were approved by many of the same people who are now waxing political about fiscal responsibility while opposing our efforts to reduce deficits by getting health care costs under control. It’s a sight to see.”
Indeed it is, sir, since you voted for part of it! (Yes, Barack Obama was a part of the United States senate for half of Bush’s years in office.) And in this year alone, he has run up a deficit higher than all eight of Bush’s years combined! And he has the gall to blame his predecessor for his budgets, some of which he even voted for!
I feel like I’m living in either the twilight zone or a book on relativism, where words mean whatever you want them to. This is ludicrous. It is certainly not presidential.