The Obama presidency (and Democrat congressional control) by the numbers

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit, who has more details about the deficit and the Democrats’ role in creating it.

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  • michal

    does anyone know what the facts are on the Picture making the rounds on FB with mitt rommney saying that gov’t spending grew to its highest levels ever under obammaba and the lefty liberals claiming it’s only 1.4%, the lowest in 60 yrs?
    Are they even talking about the same set of statistics?

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    They’re talking about Utopia. That is their reality based community. Because in the end, they will make their reality by grinding you into paste and using you as their Road to Perfection.

  • SADIE

    Damning and damn good – the $16 trillion reasons really should be run on TV.

    The best one-liner ever!
     
    Dr. Barbara Bellar Candidate for Illinois State Senate, District 18 sums up Obamacare in one sentence. Wait for the punch-line.
     
    http://youtu.be/vdnY8r7_fLw
     
     
     
     
    Let me get this straight. (This is a long sentence.)

    We’re going to be gifted with a healthcare plan
    we are forced to purchase, and fined if we don’t,
    which puportedly covers at least 10 million more people,
    without adding a single new doctor,
    but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents,
    written by a committee
    whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it,
    passed by a congress that didn’t read it
    but exempted themselves from it,
    and signed by a president who smokes,
    with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes,
    for which we will be taxed for four years
    before any benefits take effect,
    by a government which has already backrupted social security
    and medicare,
    all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese
    and financed by a country that’s broke.
     
       

  • Mike Devx

    I believe – but I haven’t verified – that the Democrat statistics are playing games with the 2009 budget, attributing it entirely to Bush.  As of Jan 20th, 2009, they controlled both houses of Congress and the Presidency, and could have modified the spending in any manner they wished.  But every Bush excess, including TARP, they kept, and they also passed the Obama stimulus, applied to to 2009.  But it was “Bush’s budget year”…

    Obama also ran up immense increases in the 2010 budget.

    Then the GOP revolution of 2010 happened.  Spending was severely reighned in – by the GOP House of Representatives.  Not nearly as much as we all would have liked, but compared to the prior two years, it *was* highly significant.

    So I think the Democrat statistics are only accounting for increases in government spending.  They are NOT accounting for the gap between revenue and spending – in other words, the DEFICIT.  They are ignoring the plunge in government revenues, caused by execrable Obama economic policy.

    And by “execrable”, I’m talking about all those policies that cause families in America real hardship.  Real pain.

     

  • Jose

    Now we know the real reason this administration hasn’t passed a budget.   If they had, their out of control spending would be too blatant to deny.

  • Danny Lemieux

    MikeD – you are being too kind to the Dems.

    In the U.S., it is CONGRESS that sets the budgets, not the President. The President can only suggest a budget.

    The Democrats controlled Congress since 2007, not 2009.

    Among G.W. Bush’s many faults was his belief that he should accede to Congress’s wishes. He could have but never did veto a Democrat budget. Nonetheless, it was the Democrat Congress that owned the budgets of 2007 through 2011, just when the crash occurred and the first TARP deficit was approved.