Republicans will steal from you too, so don’t feel too confident around GOPers either
By Chris Ingram
Facing dwindling poll numbers following the Obama-care fiasco, President Obama is now attempting to fool Americans into believing his Number One concern is jobs and the economy – as opposed to socialism and a government take-over of 1/5th of our economy. O-say-anything-Bama is also touting his concern over the federal debt – which is the Number One peril facing America’s future and its children.
Suddenly, Obama thinks fiscal stewardship, responsible government, and controlled spending are a bright idea. Of course, he’s full of the stuff that line a baby’s diaper, but hey, he’s giving it a shot – which is more than George W. Bush ever did (to my Bush defending friends please send hate mail to: openyoureyesandpayattentiontorealityandquitdrinkingtheRNCkoolfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Anyhow, Obama the spending-slayer is now going to tame the $13 trillion federal debt. WooHoo! Change I can believe in! And just how do you think he is going to do this? Take a guess (the real Obama solution as proposed this week is really here – among one of the choices below):
Obama/Reid/Pelosi propose solving the deficit/debt problem by:
A) Raising taxes
B) Cutting government spending across the board by 45%
C) Capping Executive branch staff salaries
D) Appointing Bert and Ernie of Sesame Street fame to a deficit reduction commission
If you said “c” you’re right!
While symbolically this is a great way to get headlines in the NY Times and the nightly network newscasts, it’s about as effective as dropping Rosie O’Donnell off at Burger King and telling her to lose weight by limiting her consumption of Whoppers to seventeen. Capping Executive Branch salaries will save all of about a hundred million bucks or so this year. Meanwhile, our federal debt increases by 2 million dollars every minute!
So what?, says you.
Well think about this: your kids and grandkids (and theirs – who will probably be speaking Mandarin by then as that will be the official language of the Chinese People’s Republic of the Americas) are the ones who get the bill.
So as you sit by and enjoy your Social Security check, and watch Florida Governor Charlie Crist embrace Obama and his support for “light rail” across Florida, and cash your government check to subsidize your costs of removing Chinese drywall, or whatever other government spending program you love and think you are entitled to, just remember, your kids’ lives are going to suck because they are the ones who are going to have to pay the bill for all this shit so many Americans think they are entitled to.
Excuse my French, but I’m a little disgusted right now.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@411Communications.com.
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