The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.”
“One thing I’ve never tried to do and I think none of us can do in public office is suggest that because someone doesn’t agree with me that they’re victims or they’re unpatriotic.”
President Obama’s policies are making it harder on women. Over 5.5 million women are unemployed and their individual share of debt is over $50,000. That’s what Obama’s policies have done for women.
Here is the ad…
Honestly, after watching this short video (starring Obama himself), it’ll be hard to remember anything the President said during the 2008 campaign that he actually told the truth about. Or any promise that he actually kept.
Case Closed: If Moderate Voters See This Video, It’s Over for Obama
This is a stunning thirteen minute video that shows Obama in his own words, with commentary from mostly mainstream media sources. If this video goes viral and reaches moderate and independent voters, it would be a big blow to the Obama re-election bid.
Like I said in the title, if an undecided voter sees this, it’s over for Obama.
Watch the video below, and then share this post with everyone you know…
American Crossroads asks this simple question:
“After four years of a celebrity president, is your life any better?”
Their latest video effort destroys the myth that Obama’s cool rockstar persona is a good thing.
The description of the video (which can be seen below) reads:
Obama slow jams with Jimmy Fallon and calls Kanye West a “jackass.” He also owns an economy where 50% of recent college grads are unemployed or underemployed, and 85% have to move in with their parents. Has four years of a pop culture POTUS made anyone’s life any better?
The fact is, Obama is cool much in the same way that the dude with the mullet, leather jacket, and pack of cigarettes was back in high school.
Everyone in school thought he was great until they realized he was six years into a four year education.
Video – Geithner on the Amount of Money Needed to Cover Future Obligations: "It Would Make You Uncomfortable"
More uncomfortable than we already are with the Obama economy?
Here is an exchange between Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner (The following exchange happened over a few minutes of back and forth. This is a condensed version.):
Gowdy: “If this were the last debt ceiling request you could ask for…the final one and you had to make it large enough for all current and future obligations, what would the request need to be?”…Geithner: “That I’d have to get to you in writing, I can’t do it in my head though.”Gowdy: “How about a round number?”Geithner: “No idea….Gowdy: “$20 trillion?”Geithner: “I just can’t do it in my head.”Gowdy: “$50 trillion?”Geithner: “I don’t know”Gowdy: “A lot? Can we agree it would be a lot?”Geithner: “It would be a lot. It would make you uncomfortable.”
The exchange begins at the 2:20ish mark…
- Kaplan University maintains a consistent dropout rate of over 70 percent; while graduates earn well below the national average.
- The Post Company’s Washington lobbyists have fought to weaken a regulation that keeps Kaplan from receiving more than 90 percent of its income from federal student loan programs.
- Kaplan aggressively recruits military veterans, since GI Bill and Dept. of Defense funds are exempt from the ’90 percent’ regulation.
- Kaplan recruiters are encouraged to seek “true pain and fear” advantages over potential students as motivation to enroll.
- The Post and Kaplan have successfully lobbied for regulations allowing for-profit colleges to a have a student loan default rate of 40 percent per year.
- Post CEO Donald Graham has openly lobbied Congress to accept regulation changes by threatening tuition hikes on the financially threatened student body.
- The Graham family has sold over $40 million worth of Washington Post stock since 2008, immediately prior to severe market drops.
He’s right, but the Republicans are offering no Superman…
Former Gov. George Pataki took another swipe at President Barack Obama today, saying he is living in a “Bizzarro World” that isn’t dealing with the country’s debt…
Here’s Pataki’s statement:
“The Obama administration continues to govern in its own Bizarro World that fails to recognize the devastating impact of the debt crisis we face. Today’s election year budget with another staggering trillion dollar plus deficit is a clear sign that the Obama administration has given up on even the facade of fiscal restraint and is content to bankrupt America in a cynical bid to save his political career. Jack Lew is right about one thing, the time for austerity is not today, it was last week and last year. It’s not halftime in the debt crisis we’re in sudden death overtime and the clock is ticking down on our ability to effectively address this issue. President Obama must get real and revive the recommendations of the Simpson Bowles Commission.”
Obama reportedly set to blame the results of the study on Bush.
Via the Washington Examiner:
Most of the soaring $1 trillion federal deficit is the blame of President Obama’s spending and political deals according to a pro-Obama think tank that pegged former President George W. Bush’s responsibility at just 35 percent.
While opening its analysis by blaming Bush and showing pictures of Senate GOP leaders, the Center for American Progress said that the other 65 percent of the deficit surge came on Obama’s watch, a combination of high spending, extension of the Bush tax cuts and additional defense spending.
“The analysis reveals that events that occurred before January 2009, including the onset of the Great Recession and increased spending—especially on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq—attributed to 35 percent of the swing from surplus to deficit,” said the center founded by long-time Obama advisor John Podesta.
“The remainder of the deterioration did happen after 2009…”
File that under ‘duh’.
To be sure, Bush is not without blame for abandoning free-market principals, but Obama’s European-style socialism has made the economy infinitely worse.