In a townhall meeting in New Hampshire on Tuesday, President Obama made yet another laughable statement about fiscal responsibility. The most profligate spender in American history went on another lecture spree, saying with a straight face that the government needs to tighten its belt. Seriously. Perhaps he forgets that he IS the government. Or perhaps he’s just full of crap.
“When times are tough, you tighten your belts,” he said. ”You don’t go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”
Every syllable drips with irony, no?
First: The easy money, easy credit, subprime extravaganza that led us into the current economic crisis was EXACTLY that: The government (thanks to liberal economic/social engineering) encouraging you to buy a house and a boat and whatever else when you couldn’t afford them. Blowing a bunch of cash you didn’t really have was what the government actively promoted.
And now, blowing a bunch of cash it doesn’t have is the government’s policy.
Second: Dissing Vegas again? Seriously? Last year, The Bama stepped in it with this gem: ”You can’t go take that trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on taxpayers’ dime.” Of course, Nevada lawmakers and business owners rightfully went bananas back then, and they did so again this week. Slow learner, that president, eh? Or maybe he really is an enemy of the free market.
(The first thing Harry Reid will do in the morning is call The Bama to thank him SO VERY much for that very helpful comment!)
Third: The Bama really thinks we cannot connect his words with his actions. He truly believes that we’re either so dumb or so distracted that we can’t see that what he says (”fiscal responsibility!”) and what he does (”A $1.6 trillion deficit! A $2.5 trillion health care entitlement! A $3.8 trillion budget! A $14.3 trillion debt ceiling!”) are diametrically opposed. Is he trying to “gaslight” us—to turn us slowly insane? Maybe—and then his government health care monstrosity can take care of all of us crazy people.
“The minute you walked in the joint/ I could see you were a man of distinction/ A real big spender/ Good looking, so refined/ Say, wouldn’t you like to know/ What’s going on in my mind?”
Here’s what’s going on in our minds, Big Spender: STOP SPENDING!
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