Skip to comments.The facts about the growth of spending under Obama (Surprisingly decent analysis)
Posted on 05/25/2012 3:47:50 AM PDT by markomalley
I simply make the point, as an editor might say, to check it out; do not buy into the BS that you hear about spending and fiscal constraint with regard to this administration. I think doing so is a sign of sloth and laziness.
White House spokesman Jay Carney, remarks to the press gaggle, May 23, 2012
The spokesmans words caught our attention because here at The Fact Checker we try to root out BS wherever it occurs.
Carney made his comments while berating reporters for not realizing that the rate of spending federal spending increase is lower under President Obama than all of his predecessors since Dwight Eisenhower, including all of his Republican predecessors. He cited as his source an article by Rex Nutting, of MarketWatch, titled, Obama spending binge never happened, which has been the subject of lots of buzz in the liberal blogosphere.
The White House might have a case that some of the rhetoric concerning Obamas spending patterns has been overblown, but the spokesman should do a better job of checking his facts before accusing reporters of failing to do so. The picture is not as rosy as he portrayed it when accurate numbers, taken in context, are used.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
The one thing that most have not noticed (Heritage being an exception), though, is that NONE of the FY09 appropriation bills were passed while Bush was in office (yes, a CR was passed, but that CR kept spending at '08 levels). Heritage cites a subscription-only CQ article as their source; however, nobody I know can afford a commercial CQ account. The same data is available at Thomas.
Someone should ask Carney directly about that today.
Carney cannot be questioned—he gets his “facts” directly from the Ministry of Truth. [/s] No doubt the Liberal bloggers and commentators will just take this nonsensical declaration and run with it.
Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.
No matter how well you play chess,
the pigeon just knocks over all the pieces,
craps on the board,
spews some unintelligible profanities,
and struts around like he won.
The object of the game is to destroy American capitalism by having the government take over everything! Want to play? No???
Too bad, you're already playing and just don't know it!
By the way ...You're not winning.
I will go John Galt before he wins... savvy?! Failing that... the solution resides in the Declaration of Independence.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
That is the sole reason a central government was established. The founders wrote a Constitution prohibiting the government from interfering in the lives of the people. This allowed the people to care for themselves with the confidence that the government would protect their rights, not grant them rights.
The Constitution does not empower the government to feed, clothe, shelter, or educate the people.
The founders created a central government with only the powers enumerated in the Constitution. This is the very reason Obama expressed his belief that the Constitution was flawed. I would expect that anyone with a socialist agenda for the nation would also assert the Constitution is flawed.
The flaw is not with the Constitution, the flaw is with the President.
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