Obama Reminds Missouri He Treats Tax Dollars Like Monopoly Money

Barack Obama tripled the national deficit his first year in office. It will be larger this year.

Obama dropped his monopoly line again this week while he was in St. Charles, Missouri at his health care rally in front of supporters and campaign contributors (he locked out the public):

As we were driving in, I was saying, boy, it’s just good to be back in the Midwest, this is about as close as I’ve been to home in a while. And part of the reason it’s just good to be back is because Washington is a place where tax dollars are often treated like Monopoly money — they’re bartered and traded, and they’re divvied up among lobbyists and special interests, and where waste — even billions of dollars of waste — is accepted as the price of doing business. When we proposed, by the way, those $20 billion in cuts last year, we were ridiculed by the press, said, “Ah, that’s just a spit in the bucket.” Now, I don’t know about here in St. Charles, $20 billion, that’s real money, isn’t it?

Reason says this is an example of a “gag-inducing paragraph.”

The last time Obama used his “Monopoly” line was the same day he proposed another record spending bill that cost taxpayers $3.8 trillion and raised the national deficit to $1.6 trillion.


And, on December 21, 2009 he said the same thing about taxpayer dollars:

“We can’t continue to spend as if deficits don’t have consequences; as if waste doesn’t matter; as if the hard-earned tax dollars of the American people can be treated like Monopoly money.”

This was the same day that democrats spent $1.2 billion to bribe fellow democrats to vote for Obamacare.

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