President Obama’s Conflicting Debt Positions

The Quote of the Decade:  “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ‘s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006 As President Obama, he has:

  • Increased the National Debt by $5T — a 45% increase to a total of $16T.
  • Offered a 2013-2022 budget plan that adds $11T more debt [See page 245, Table S-15, last line]
  • Promised to add new jobs, energy, education, infrastructure, etc. programs and reduce the deficit — things we all would like to see happen.
  • Talked about a $4T ($400B/yr.) deficit reduction plan that will have little deficit impact — particularly if any new programs are added.

His “vision” is simply a statement of “what he thinks we want to hear.” Either he is delusional or has a hidden agenda such as changing the USA into a socialistic nation. His (and the democrats) strategy is simple:

  1. “Tell us what we want to hear” — to hell with the truth.
  2. Divide and conquer — use race, religion, sexual preference, etc. to avoid discussion of the real fiscal problems and divert republicans’ attention.
  3. Blame all problems on others — to hell with the truth.
  4. Propose nothing specific — set on the sidelines and snipe at possible ideas from others.

November will be a truth or consequences test. If voters vote without knowledge of the truth for charismatic con artists, we will all soon suffer the consequences. Those who think they are voting to continue their “free” government money will suffer the consequences too since there will be no money for writing checks.

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Dr. Cleland’s Ph.D. is from Purdue University where he specialized in complex systems theory. His technical training and experiences includes analyses of many types of systems, involvement with numerous federal, state, and local agencies, and management of a broad set of set of professionals, services, and trades people. He has managed scientists, engineers, policemen, firefighters, environment, health, safety and emergency planning experts, building trades and maintenance crafts personnel, and others.

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