Here’s a chart you’ll never see in the nightly news:
Obama tripled the deficit in one year with his failed stimulus plan.
The Obama deficit this year may reach $1.65 trillion. (The Captain’s Comments)
Here’s a table you’ll never see in the nightly news:
Barack Obama and Democrats added almost One Trillion Dollars to the Federal Budget in the last 4 years.
That’s at least a 30% increase in federal spending in just 3 years.
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The GOP’s hardliner: How Eric Cantor thwarted the Obama-Boehner debt deal
At his press conference on Monday, President Obama made clear that his frustration with House Republicans’ intransigence in negotiations to raise the federal borrowing limit did not extend to their leader. “I think Speaker Boehner has been very sincere about trying to do something big,” Obama said, one of several compliments in an extended embrace of his negotiating partner. “The politics that swept him into the speakership were good for a midterm election; they’re tough for governing.”
Tough indeed. And a death hug from a polarizing Democratic President doesn’t make the task easier for Boehner. From the start of his speakership, Boehner has been forced to contend not just with a fractious band of freshmen who would rather risk economic catastrophe than give ideological ground, but also with a top lieutenant positioning himself as Boehner’s purist foil. While Obama may respect Boehner’s forthrightness, recent twists in the plot of debt ceiling negotiations suggest that if he wants to convince hard-line House conservatives not to jeopardize the nation’s economy, he may have been negotiating with the wrong Republican.
And they wonder why they’re not taken seriously anymore?
Related… Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey added, “What they have done is massively expanded the size of government by about 25 percent, relative to GDP, and now they come along and say, ‘you guys need to raise taxes to pay for this.”