Obama’s Deficit

The  Washington Post babbled again today 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 Democrat 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:

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! This is your chance to make a difference.

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One Response to Obama’s Deficit

  1. Johnny R. says:

    Not one liberal or democrat could come to terms with this article because it frames it in the proper light – the light of truth. Keep up the good work!

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