The Parse

Parsing the stupidity

It’s not a flip-flop as long as it’s for “the economy”

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Barack Obama, Aug. 9, 2008:  “We learned that the federal budget deficit could reach nearly half a trillion dollars next year. Eight years after we had a record surplus, we’re now faced with record deficits. This mortgaging of our children’s future is a direct result of the Bush Administration’s dangerously failed fiscal policies.”

Barack Obama, Nov. 16, 2008:  “We shouldn’t worry about the deficit next year or even the year after… the most important thing is that we avoid a deepening recession.”

The reason Obama has so quickly changed his mind on budget deficits is that now that he’s been elected president, he wants to be able to spend whatever he wants on his programs.  When other presidents spend too much, it’s “exactly what’s wrong with Washington” and “the mortgaging of our children’s future.”  When he spends, it’s to “avoid a deepening recession.”  He’ll cover for his own spending deficits by claiming it’s all for saving “the economy.”


Written by The Parse

November 16, 2008 at 8:23 pm

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  1. No surprise there. There were those of us who saw him coming and those who turned a blind eye. Now, we will all suffer.


    January 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm

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