Barack Obama Meets The Press (Again)

“Congress has run up the credit card, and we now have an obligation to pay our bills.”

—-Barack Obama

The creative engine was knocking critically, gasping for fuel.  It was the end of another week, and just when I’d thought I was out of rants and ready to pull over to the side of the blogosphere, who should suddenly cut in front of traffic but Barack Obama, miraculously pulling up for a meeting with a sycophantic but increasingly restive press, and coincidentally refilling my tank–almost, in fact, to overflowing.  Contrast, for example, the Obama quote above with the chart below:

All the fault of Congress?  Doth the King speak of the infamously improvident Democratic Congress allied with him during the demented reign of the incompetent monarchs Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid?  Well, okay, Barry–but you were the guy with the veto pen on your desk and the bucks could’ve easily stopped there if you’d wanted it that way.  Instead, you chose to become the biggest spender in the history of the Republic. Then there’s this ridiculous Obamaism:

“The clear majority of Republican voters think that any deficit reduction package should have a balanced approach and should include some revenues.”

After spouting a prevarication the size of that particular whopper, it’s surprising that Obama’s Pinocchio nose hasn’t grown to equal the length of the old Erie Canal.  For according to yesterday’s Rasmussen poll,

[…] most voters oppose including tax hikes in the deal.

Just 34% think a tax hike should be included in any legislation to raise the debt ceiling. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% disagree and say it should not.

There is a huge partisan divide on the question. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Democrats want a tax hike in the deal while 82% of Republicans do not. Among those not affiliated with either major political party, 35% favor a tax hike and 51% are opposed.

And what would an Obama oration be without a moment in which to blame all his problems on his predecessor?

 “[…] our problem is we cut taxes without paying for them over the last decade; we ended up instituting new programs like a prescription drug program for seniors that was not paid for; we fought two wars, we didn’t pay for them; we had a bad recession that required a Recovery Act and stimulus spending and helping states — and all that accumulated and there’s interest on top of that. And to unwind that, what’s required is that we roll back those tax cuts on the wealthiest individuals, that we clean up our tax code so we’re not giving out a bunch of tax breaks to companies that don’t need them and are not creating jobs, we cut programs that we don’t need, and we invest in those things that are going to help us grow.”

According to Obama, who certainly believes nothing of the sort, we’re all just one big happy family that, except for the obstructive machinations of the dastardly Republicans, would be living in a progressive paradise with jobs aplenty and all our needs supplied by a benevolent federal government presided over by kindly Democrats:

“A number of Republican former elected officials — they’re not in office now [Ed. Note #1: RINOS that were put out to pasture] — would say a balanced approach that includes some revenue is the right thing to do.  The majority of Republican voters say that approach is the right thing to do.  The proposal that I was discussing with Speaker Boehner fell squarely in line with what most Republican voters think we should do.  So the question is at what point do folks over there start listening to the people who put them in office? [Ed. Note #2: Many of them are listening.  That’s why you have problems]”

“Revenue”, of course is what the statist calls the money that he has stolen from you.  Elsewhere, it is known as “evidence”.

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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16 Responses to Barack Obama Meets The Press (Again)

  1. Matt says:

    Your last sentence sums it up nicely. Taxes are legalized theft.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Unfortunately, we’re probably going to see some sort of compromise that includes new “revenue”…realistically, Republicans hold only one house of Congress & that ain’t enough to offset the still moderately left-wing Senate & the Marxist Executive. The alternative is default, & I can’t see where that’s an attractive option.

  2. It’s a shame that he didn’t have the audacity to explain to the people the budget he submitted the one that every Democrat in congress rejected. That would have been fun to listen to.

  3. musingsofjustjon says:

    Bob –

    I particularly like this comment:

    “Revenue”, of course is what the statist calls the money that he has stolen from you. Elsewhere, it is known as “evidence”.

    It basically says it all.


    • Bob Mack says:

      Monies that are used to fund anything other than the legitimate activities of the government as specified in the Constitution can rightly be said to have been stolen. Some observations from Mark Twain:

      “All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity.”

      “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”

      “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.”

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  6. I think that Obama may well be a pathological liar.

  7. samiam60 says:

    Obama has taken his case to the people just as he has everyday for the last two and one half years. He has been on TV so much it has become like a Reality Show where no one wins.

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  9. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Bob Mack! Your Post is Spot On!

    “And what would an Obama oration be without a moment in which to blame all his problems on his predecessor?”

    Methinks Obama’s Blamy-Bushy thing just ain’t workin’ out 😉

  10. Righthook38 says:

    As usual, Obama takes no responsibility for our problems, and blames both parties for the out-of-control spending. Was it just my imagination that he campaigned for the health care bill, even AFTER it was passed? Was it my imagination that he pushed the $814+ billion (or is it now $821B) jobs bill that resulted in basically no jobs? He pushes this legislation, then blames Congress, because they actually vote on it? WTH? Why is the media letting him get away with it? Well, I guess I know that answer. Why is the American PUBLIC letting him get away with it?

  11. Bob Mack says:

    The MSM, unofficial Ministry of Propaganda to the Democratic Party of socialists & flim-flam men.

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