14 September 2014

I'm Sick and Tired

of hearing, "We inherited it."

The various so-called mainstream media continues to babble about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush, blah blah blah. Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this nonsense. So once more, I'll try 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 Democratic 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.

* 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 taking office."

When is enough, enough?

As one commenter once replied,
"Oh you, and your silly "Constitution" this, "Separation of Powers that."

Everyone knows Presidents are just national avatars. If something *good* happens, it's 'cause my team's guy did it - now or a decade ago. If something *bad* happens, it's 'cause the other guy did it - now or a decade ago.

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Nah, not cynical at all. Why do you ask? :)"



Chickenmom said...

But..he was just voted 'Present' each time so it can't be his fault - can it? (S/O)

Rev. Paul said...

Chickenmom - apparently not.

ProudHillbilly said...

How can you run a deficit when you are golfing?

Anonymous said...

Goebbels' Big Lie personified.


Rob said...

So when we elect a new POTUS does that mean he can blame O golfer??

Rev. Paul said...

PH, it's easy - just ask any Democrat/Progressive/Leftist.

gfa, that's exactly on target.

Rob, sure he can. If he has any guts.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Always blaming someone else and never taking responsibility for his actions.

Rev. Paul said...

Exactly, Sandy. It's NEVER his fault; just ask him.