Hype And Blame: Obama Delivers Change For The Worse
Obama Has Succeeded At Delivering Change For The Worse
_____________________________________________________________________ ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL IN 2008, CANDIDATE OBAMA PROMISED TIGHTENING THE BELT ON FISCAL SPENDING Obama: “I won’t stand here and pretend that any of this will be easy – especially now. The cost of this economic crisis, and the cost of the war in Iraq, means that Washington will have to tighten its belt and put off spending on things we don’t need. As President, I will go through the federal budget, line-by-line, ending programs that we don’t need and making the ones we do need work better and cost less.” (Senator Barack Obama, Remarks, Columbus, OH, 11/2/08)
Three Years Later, Obama Has Come Up Short On His Promise To Rein In Federal Spending
The CBO Projects The Deficit At The End Of Obama’s First Term Will Be $1.253 Trillion, Obama’s Fourth Straight Trillion Deficit. (“An Anlysis Of The President’s 2013 Budget,” Congressional Budget Office, 3/16/12)
Obama Will Fall “Far Short Of His Goal To Halve The Deficit In Four Years.” “President Obama’s proposed 2013 budget will forecast a $901 billion deficit for next year, falling far short of his goal to halve the deficit in four years.” (Richard Wolf, “Obama Budget To Miss Deficit Goal,” USA Today’s “The Oval,” 2/10/12)
 Los Angeles Times: Obama “Offers No Real Solution To The United States’ Long-Term Fiscal Problems.” “The day after the Greek Parliament approved another round of deep spending cuts in the face of violent protests, President Obama released a budget proposal for the coming fiscal year that offers no real solution to the United States’ long-term fiscal problems.” (Editorial, “What About The U.S. Debt?” Los Angeles Times, 2/14/12)
 The Washington Post: “The Final Budget Of His First Term Does Not Reflect The Leadership On Issues Of Debt And Deficit That Mr. Obama Once Vowed.” (Editorial, “Obama’s Budget Falls Short, But It Beats Many Alternatives,” The Washington Post, 2/13/12)
After Two Months In Office, Obama Signed A $410 Billion Omnibus Spending Bill In March 2009 Containing Over 8,500 Earmarks Worth $7.7 Billion. “Obama signed a $410 billion spending bill Wednesday … that includes more than 8,500 pet projects worth $7.7 billion.” (Jonathan Weisman and Greg Hitt, “Obama Outlines Plan To Curb Earmarks,” The Wall Street Journal, 3/12/09)

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