"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Truth

The Washington Post babbled again about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush. Amazingly enough,....a lot of people swallow this nonsense. So once more, a short civics lesson.

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress, and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party. They controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009, as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For FY 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009. Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period: (below)


If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets. If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.
In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is, I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.
There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on! I have heard many people say, what can I do? One person just can't make a difference. I disagree. Look at what Chris Christie has done in New Jersey. Look what Jan Brewer has done in Arizona. Look what Glenn Beck has done in America. And look at the destructive leadership of barack obama. Yes, my friends, one person can make a difference! This is your chance to make that difference. Take it!
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  1. Similarly, they blame Bush for the housing meltdown, when Barney Frank and Chris Dodd were the ones who ignored all warnings about Fannie and Freddie. Dems are poison to the economy.

    Great blog. I followed.

  2. Thanks commoncents, visit often!

    Thanks Opus! What I've found is that this administration is following a tried and true business/marketing strategy called "linkage". The more you link to something, the more people believe it and the association becomes "real" to them (eben if it isn't real). This group is very, very good at that part of their strategy. And if it weren't for the fact that they were so radically socialist, many, many more people would probably have bought into it. Thank God this administration has been as open as it has been about it's agenda. That was one of their biggest mistakes - that and their unbridled, unabated, undisguised disdain of the people who sent them to Washington, and those who disagree with them. They couldn't hide those feelings!

  3. Thanks for stopping by BAA... We're fellow Floridians, I'm down in Cape Coral after moving across the river from Ft. Myers...

    Your post speaks volumes... The liberal left have been in power since this recession started and trippled the defficit, so my words to them are "shut the f**k up"...

    Just watched Newt on with Chris Wallace... Hey Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out...

  4. Nice BAA! My in-laws are down in N Fort Myers, I get down there once or twice a month. I like your thinking! :)