Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Obama’s Decadent Destruction of the American Economy

President Obama just released his official 2012 wish list to Congress yesterday, a budget that added up to $3.73 trillion.

Trillion isn’t a word that most people can really comprehend, so here it is in black and white, without the shading grace of flowery language and lofty plans:

But those simplistic symbols don’t really do justice to the concept (believe me, when we’re talking about U.S. dollars, one trillion is just a concept, not a reality), so next check out this simplistic but compelling visualization of what a trillion really looks like.

Keep that picture in your head… and now triple it… and even that doesn’t match what Obama wants to force on the country he swore to uphold and protect.

Now, he may very well have created such a sinfully enormous budget in order to open opportunities to appear bipartisan in slashing it in a few places. And he also might have thrown in some very pretty programs to “help” various groups of Americans.

But those possibilities mean less than nothing when a sitting president starts talking about trillions. Considering the state of the economy, the size of our debt and deficit, and the results of last year’s elections, no reasonable person can apologize for President Obama’s actions anymore.

Nor can we interpret his actions as foolish or uniformed.

The fact that he wants to rack up a federal deficit larger than the worth of the entire U.S. economy makes it safe to conclude that Obama is purposely trying to destroy this nation.

Obama’s Numbers Broken Down

Breaking down Obama’s 2012 budget, The Washington Examiner explains:

“President Obama’s budget, released Monday, was conceived as a blueprint for future spending, but it also paints the bleakest picture yet of the current fiscal year, which is on track for a record federal deficit and will see the government’s overall debt surpass the size of the total U.S. economy.

“Mr. Obama’s budget projects that 2011 will see the biggest one-year debt jump in history, or nearly $2 trillion, to reach $15.476 trillion by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. That would be 102.6 percent of GDP — the first time since World War II that dubious figure has been reached.

“And the budget projects the government will run a deficit of $1.645 trillion this year, topping 2009’s previous record by more than $230 billion. By contrast, 2007’s deficit was just $160 billion altogether.”

No wonder one South Carolina lawmaker wants his state to develop its own metal-backed currency.

Meanwhile, even socialist-leaning Europe is trying to wash its hands of our criminal fiscal responsibility. Even France is joining so much of the global community in calling to ditch the dollar altogether.

In other words, everybody knows that a $3.73 trillion budget won’t lead us – or anybody who allies with us – in any direction we want to go.

Obama just doesn’t care.

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