You may have heard in the so-called “legacy media” how the deficit is all Bush’s fault. If I AM the ONE we have been waiting for SAYS so, those in the “legacy media” believe it IS so.
Did/do you believe it? Then you don’t understand the Constitution and the separation of powers. Did you go to a public school? Then you were taught by (mostly) Democrats. And after eight years of Bubba Clinton, why would you believe, without a second thought, what the Dems have taught you?
Without an education that goes beyond the Dems, then you may not understand what’s happening.
So…here is 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 Democrat 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 Barrack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.
And where was Barrack 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 Barrack 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 January 20th.
There is no way this will be widely publicized, Unless each of us sends it on!
This is your chance to make a difference.
If you would like, send me and email and I will get you a copy of the Constitution.
Thanks to a tip from Lester S.
Steamboat Jack (my evil twin).