Thursday, March 14, 2013

President Obama Says We Don't Have a Budget Crisis

Budget crisis? What budget crisis? We don’t have a budget crisis.

So says President Obama, at least. Appearing on “Good Morning America” with George Stephanopoulos today, he assured constituents that – quote – “We don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt. In fact, for the next 10 years, it’s gonna be in a sustainable place.” End quote.

I’d call him an ostrich except that I’m pretty darn positive he’s not that clueless. Unfortunately, I’m just as certain that he’s not going to change his story anytime soon. Not to the American people, at least. Maybe behind closed doors, but never in public.

After all, Obama doesn’t care a whit about this country or its people. He cares about himself.

So when he told Stephanopoulos: “My goal is not to chase a balanced budget just for the sake of balance. My goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work. And if we do that, we are going to be bringing in more revenue”

What he really meant was: I don’t want to stop abusing my position of power, paying off my pals, making my enemies miserable, undercutting the Constitution and leading America down a path it can’t easily recover from, if it recovers at all.

He’s just not so clueless as to say what he really means. Biden might be. Obama isn’t.

Some of my readers might be shaking their heads at this point, asking how I can judge him and our predicament so harshly? But that’s only because they’re purposely deluding themselves.

Anybody with any understanding of the President, economics, history, politics and/or current events – a wide range of topics, so essentially any able-minded adult – should automatically know two things:

1.      Government spending is far out of control and completely unsustainable (i.e. we most definitely do have a budget crisis).
2.      If we don’t do something about our present reckless behavior, we’re not going to have much of a future.

They should also know that President Obama hasn’t done a single thing to “grow the economy [or] put people back to work.” Sorry, but spouting platitudes and commissioning think tanks don’t count when he never had any intention of following through on them.

If he did, then why is the unemployment rate sinking mainly because people are falling off of government checklists? Why is reported economic growth so poor even after he cooks the books, twisting figures and words to show a more favorable view of a wholly undesirable picture?

Bottom line, America? We do have a budget crisis. And our President doesn’t care.

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