Skip to comments.Obama claim that Bush is 90% responsible for current deficit gets 100% of Pinocchios at WaPo
Posted on 09/26/2012 8:36:55 AM PDT by Justaham
KROFT: The national debt has gone up sixty percent in in the four years that youve been in office.
OBAMA: Well, first first of all, Steve, I think its important to understand the context here. When I came into office, I inherited the biggest deficit in our history. And over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but ninety percent of that is as a consequence of two wars that werent paid for, as a consequence of tax cuts that werent paid for, a prescription drug plan that was not paid for, and then the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Now we took some emergency actions, but that accounts for about 10 percent of this increase in the deficit, and we have actually seen the federal government grow at a slower pace than at any time since Dwight Eisenhower, in fact, substantially lower than the federal government grew under either Ronald Reagan or George Bush.
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But...but....Michelle said that Barack didn't come into office and start blaming people; instead, he went to work fixing the economy.
Fact: Mr. Obama said he would cut the deficit in half.
Fact: He increased the deficit by more than half in less than four years.
Fact: BLS says that when Mr. Obama took office, there were 111-million folk on non-farm payrolls; in 2012 there were only 111.3-million folk on non-farm payrolls.
More than doubles the debt and the economy has created nearly zero jobs.
Great record, Mr. President.
Obama’s Great Depression marches on.
The Left just refuse to admit that GW Bush hasn’t been in office for nearly 4 years...
This is the same President (Obama) that essentially made a pledge that if he didn’t get unemployment down he should be a one-term president. So much for that...
Because the government thinks all money is it's money.
Spending is “Investing” and Tax Cuts are “Spending.”
In Romney’s opening statement at the first debate he should invite Obama to agree that we will call government spending “spending” in the debate. Obama is going to say “invest” about 200 times.
I think we need an Audit!
” understand the context here. When I came into office, I inherited the biggest deficit in our history.”
That is a bald faced lie. He inherited nothing. He actively pursued the job. He inherited nothing. He said he could fix it. At that he has failed.
We are living in a cult of personality as a nation right now.
Scary as heck how this mess is going to turn out.
Like all world class lairs, Obama states the opposite of what he intends. What we are seeing is the Cloward-Piven strategy writ large, so large in fact that the normalcy bias prevents folks from seeing the fianl goal of this lying scum sucking commie mooselimb. Sadly, the democrat party has cultivated such a dependency class that can re-elect them, and kept these welfare drones so dumbed down, that now there is little hope of reversing the collapse which Obama and his cohorts are working for. The insane Harry Reed blatant upside down claims of the MormonISM religion re Romney should tell US that the media is the fifth column enemy we the sheeple cannot see because it looms too large to take it all in! Lies from liars, set upon layers of lies seems to be the final job for the guillotine deserving media vermin.
You did not inherit this, you ASKED for this! You campaigned for 11 months for this! You told anyone who would listen that only you could fix this! So PLEASE stop with the "whiny" "oh, I inherited this", crap.
Oh, and by the way, the first course of action when you find yourself in a hole, IS TO STOP DIGGING!!! /rant
I agree. Don’t get me started on that maggot Harry Reid.
What makes my blood boil is Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the house since 2007, says that she, too, was handed this financial crisis. We’ll never survive the stupidity of the American voter. ‘You cain’t fix stupid!’
He's actually making the case that he is powerless, inept, and incapable of doing anything to improve the fortunes of American citizens, and by extension, that the best possible solution, is the election of his rival.
You know that our current CIC will say that he inherited the deficit at some time during the Presidential debates, he can’t help himself. When he does, I hope Romney jumps on his statement.
“Mr. President, you did not inherit the Bush deficit, you asked for the Bush deficit, and then you proceeded to double it.”
When are the “Rs” gonna get some steel in their spine and some fire in their bellies. “Oh...we’re afraid we are going to offend someone.” News Flash, the folks that you are offending we not going to vote for you anyway.
Unfortunatley, you are correct, ‘You cain’t fix stupid!’