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