Hillary Clinton Says (Obama) Deficit Sends Message of Weakness
Don’t you just love it when Democrats talk about the deficit?
This comes from the same bunch that just blew a trillion dollars on a failed ‘spend your way to hell’ stimulus program.
$5 trillion to national debt in a little over 3 years.
Soon to be $6 trillion.
Barack Obama and Democrats also added over One Trillion Dollars to the annual Federal Budget in the last 4 years.
That’s at least a 30% increase in federal spending in just 3 years.
Now, suddenly Hillary Clinton is warning us about the deficit(?)
The huge U.S. budget deficit poses a national security threat and projects a “message of weakness” internationally, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday as she urged Democrats and Republicans to tackle the problem.
Clinton, in a speech heralding a new “American moment” in U.S. foreign policy, said the Obama administration’s policy of greater engagement with the world has brought dividends such as a united front against Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
But she again stressed the corrosive effect of the mounting U.S. debt, which she said threatened the United States’ ability to chart its own course in the world and sends “a message of weakness internationally.”
“It poses a national security threat in two ways: it undermines our capacity to act in our own interest, and it does constrain us where constraint may be undesirable,” Clinton said in response to a question after her address to the Council on Foreign Relations think tank.
The U.S. budget deficit is projected to hit $1.5 trillion this year and has become a campaign issue ahead of November’s congressional elections in which President Barack Obama’s Democrats are trying to prevent big losses to Republicans.
Clinton in the past has said it was “personally painful” to see the yawning U.S. spending gap after her husband, former President Bill Clinton, ended his second term in 2001 with budget surpluses.
Then again, maybe this is just another dig on Obama?