Obama flip-flopped on the debt ceiling vote.
"I didn't raise taxes once, I lowered taxes over the last two years."
President Barack Obama, 2.6.11
It would appear the phrase "I didn't raise taxes" would be crystal clear, and certainly when said by the president stated it, everyone could be confident of its meaning. However, this statement must mean something different to Barack Obama.
Americans are aware when the cost of something goes up. When something costs more due to a change in taxes, Americans call this a tax increase. Seems simple enough.
"…raising the debt limit is a sign of leadership failure."
As a senator and candidate for president, Obama viciously attacked Republicans and the establishment for their "failures to lead." Perhaps, this is no more evident on than in the case of the national debt.
”But what I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support and that I'm promoting.“
Candidate Barack Obama
As the walking embodiment of the American melting pot and covetous of votes from America's increasing minority population, Candidate Obama came out strongly in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.
"What my budget does is…that by the middle of this decade our annual spending will match our annual revenues. We will not be adding more to the national debt."
Candidate Barack Obama
Regardless of their political affiliation, Americans are increasingly concerned with the massive deficit spending in Washington and the accompanying national debt load. Aware of the impact such an approach would have on their own personal budgets, Americans realize that such an approach to finance is not indefinitely sustainable.
SAN DIEGO -- In "The Sting," a classic 1973 film about a pair of con men, each chapter is introduced with an old-fashioned title card such as "The Set-Up" or "The Hook."
To really understand the elaborate con job that President Obama is pulling on Latino voters over the immigration issue, here are some title cards you might find useful:
May 12, 2011: This morning's news presents us with visions of energy CEOs called in front of Congress due to high gasoline prices.
Energy companies make a profit of 7 - 10 cents per gallon of gasoline sold. Those pennies add up, that's a lot of money. These companies are in the business of making money; by that measure they're successful.
"No generation can contract debts greater than may be paid in the course of its own existence"....Thomas Jefferson
America is in a tragic situation and we - readers, voters, her citizens - are responsible. We've allowed our gluttony and economic arrogance to create a situation where 40 cents on every dollar our government spends is debt we've borrowed. That's a stunning reversal of our balance sheet for one generation.