Saturday, January 30, 2010

"As Government Expands, Liberty Contracts" Ronald Reagan

We should all understand one thing - Obama is a progressive (read Jonah Goldberg's 'Liberal Fascism") and these people believe that government solves everything if you throw enough money at it. We the people are too stupid to solve our problems - no the anointed ones have to help us little folks.

... Wednesday night's State of the Union address to Congress may have made history. When have senators and congressmen ever before been unable to keep from laughing at — not with — a president?

At about the 44-minute mark in President Obama's address to Congress came a proposal for a three-year freeze of government spending — but only for one-sixth of the budget, exempting the biggest, fastest-growing expenditures: entitlements like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. And the president noted that "this freeze won't take effect until next year . .. ."

It was there that the laughter began from the Republicans, continuing through "... when the economy is stronger." But the prepared text shows that the president then ad-libbed, "That's how budgeting works," gesturing either condescendingly or accusatorially to the GOP side of the aisle — after which the Democrats started laughing.

As columnist Charles Krauthammer told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly this week, what the president "doesn't tell you is that last year, in their first year in office, when they had a free ride in spending, they ratcheted up the spending for all of these departments astronomically — on average over the last half of fiscal '09 and all of fiscal '10 ... of about 20%."

Annual increases are usually 4% or less, especially during periods of reduced inflation. As Krauthammer pointed out, the Obama freeze is "locking in the higher spending that Obama slid in last year.". "State of Denial" at IBD

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