Please make it stop
Posted by Euroranger on February 14, 2012
So, just a quick word today on something I kinda need to get off my chest. I’ve made no secret of my dislike for Barack Obama’s presidency. I didn’t drink the Kool-Aid like so many of my fellow Americans did 4 years ago. I didn’t fall for all the Hope and Change slick marketing bullshit like so many did. I didn’t go and cast a vote one way or the other based solely on the race of one of the candidates like so many did. Barry is a product of the Chicago political machine and as Obi Wan once sagely observed, “you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.” He also immediately followed that up with, “We must be cautious” but I guess nobody stuck around long enough to give THAT warning any real thought. Anyway, despite my absolute misgivings over putting a complete political novice in charge of the world’s most prosperous and powerful country, for the sake of that same country, I really wished I was wrong and that he’d turn out to be at least not a complete unmitigated disaster of a president. However, as we all know now, the only thing Barry’s managed to accomplish with his presidency, to me so far, is to make Jimmy Carter’s presidency look not quite as bad by comparison…and that’s not a good thing. This all gets spit out here today because of the budget Obama squatted out a couple of days ago and, well, it really just pisses me off.
Why angry? Well, let’s start with the nearly universally accepted acknowledgement that this budget will never be passed. That’s right. Barry knows it. Both sides in Congress know it. Every credible media outlet bothering to comment on it knows it. Quite simply: it’s not a budget…it’s a campaign platform. In other words, it’s outright lies. The man is STILL the president of this country for almost another entire freakin’ year and something as serious to the country right now as our collective finances…and he completely abandons leadership and responsibility in favor of fucking campaigning. Goddamn it Obama you asshole, YOU’RE ALREADY THE FUCKING PRESIDENT, START DOING THE GODDAMNED JOB! I don’t think it’s too much to ask that this pathetic excuse for an entirely two-dimensional, manufactured, Chicago stuffed shirt grows a brain, spine or balls and does the job the idiot majority of the voters in this country elected him to do 3 years ago. I mean, for crissake, when he won last time he won a FOUR year job. It’s still got a year to go and he’s simply abandoning the job and diverting his attention to ask us to give him the same job for four MORE years? How about you do the job you’re supposed to be doing now, do it well and, hey guess what?…people will re-elect you because you’re doing a good job.
But you’re not, you never intended to and this (our collective future) is just one goddamned great big game to you, isn’t it?
You said 3 years ago that you’d halve the debt. When you were sworn in as president on Jan. 20, 2009 the debt held by the public was $6.3 trillion. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (your own guys!!!) estimates that the debt held by the public will be about $12.8 trillion by the end of fiscal year 2013. Half of $6.3 trillion would be $3.15 trillion. Gee Barry, you only missed the mark by $9.65 trillion dollars! Thaaaaat close. You didn’t halve the debt, YOU FREAKIN’ DOUBLED IT!!!! How does the most powerful man in the world not know the difference between “multiply” and “divide”?
So, after last year’s wildly popular, record setting $3.73 trillion budget proposal (I have to describe it as “wildly popular” because English simply doesn’t have an adequate term to relate the concept of “what-the-hell-is-the-matter-with-you” outrage) and huge public backlash against such ridiculous economic recklessness, what does the president’s budget this year look like? Oh, it’s merely a $3.7 trillion budget adding an additional $1.3 trillion in new debt. Keep in mind, the entire debt up to Obama’s presidency was $6.3 trillion. His budget last year (2012) produced a $1.327 trillion dollar deficit and this one (2013), if passed (which, to be fair doesn’t have even the theoretical snowball’s chance in hell) would add another $1.3 trillion. The magic of his first two years? Yeah, that was $1.267 trillion (2010) and $1.560 trillion (2011). Hoping that Barry’s adding/subtracting skills are magically better than his multiply/divide confusion, that’s $5.454 trillion in new debt…IN JUST FOUR YEARS! It took us 230+ years to amass $6.3 trillion, Barry would stack up an additional 87% to what was there when he took office…in just his first administration.
I have to break this part out so it doesn’t get lost in all the clutter. In each of Obama’s 3 recorded years and his now one requested year, his budgets have never produced LESS than a $1.2 trillion debt. But since I’m about to compare him with his immediate predecessor (whom he initially blamed for all this) we need to use similar measures and for that I need to express the Obama budgets in Bush era budget terms. Barack Obama’s budget debts:
- 2013 – $1300 billion (proposed)
- 2012 – $1327 billion (all the rest are actual from here down)
- 2011 – $1560 billion
- 2010 – $1267 billion
Bush’s last 4 budgets by contrast:
- 2009 – $1413 billion (that’s actual…his submitted budget had just $407 billion)
- 2008 – $455 billion
- 2007 – $161 billion
- 2006 – $248 billion
Those are pretty stark numbers folks. Look, let’s be clear here for a moment: while I don’t by any means like Barack Obama as a president, I didn’t much care for Bush either. But the hard evidence is that in Bush’s last 4 years his TOTAL submitted budgets added less to the debt than any ONE of Barack Obama’s last three SINGLE years. That means that 3 years of Obama budgets are worse, debt-wise, that TWELVE years of Bush’s worst. People flat out hated Bush and thought he was dumber than a stump…but is this brains by comparison? Really?
Finally and personally, while Barry has yet to find a program he can’t resist throwing bushels of borrowed money at, this proposed 2013 budget of his, while claiming to highlight “new manufacturing and new sources of energy and new skills and education for the American people” actually CUTS NASA’s budget…which was already just $18.7 billion for 2012 to $17.7 billion for 2013. For crying out loud, one of the few government programs that has ever done anything to further the human condition and this jackass can’t figure out how to fund it to the tune of better than 1/2 of one freakin’ percent of the entire federal budget? For instance, he proposes a cut for Mars exploration of $226 million or 38.5%. Lopping nearly 40% off scientific exploration and our future as a species in space…from the asshole whose administration gave Solyndra $535 million? This idiot shouldn’t be trusted with his own milk money much less the finances of the United States of America.
Anyway, the entire upshot of all this (get this) is the generally perceived wisdom in the media (which has got to be a bigger oxymoron than any of us realize reading that) that this budget is Barry’s campaign platform for the 2012 election. Pause a moment and think on that. Obama introduces a budget solely as a political move (it’s not meant to actually, you know, run the frickin’ country…it’s solely for his personal quest to get re-elected) and it’s this gawdawfully bad. I mean, if it’s anyone with a clue, he introduces a budget that he could point at and say “I’m working hard here to get the job done”. But no. Not Barry. This document is analogous to a slacker at work, in the week before his annual review, showing up at the office in his bathrobe and then proceeding to take a nap in his office. Not hustle and get some important work done to show he’s competent and capable. No, double down on everything he’s done wrong to that point and go all in. Mind you, maybe Barry IS intelligent enough to know that his record to this point is so absolutely awful that nothing he can do this late will save it…so he abandons doing the job at all and goes full balls out on a smoke and mirrors (Hope and Change again anyone) marketing campaign.
You see, while I don’t much care for any of the Republican candidates, literally anyone would be better in the Oval Office than this failed Chicago community organizer. I don’t know if we can take another 4 years of him. I know we certainly can’t afford it.
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