(CNSNews.com) — In the 39 months since Barack Obama took the oath of office as president of the United States, the federal government’s debt has increased by $5,027,761,476,484.56.
That is $16,043.39 for every one of the 313,385,295 people the Census Bureau now estimates live in the United States.
At the close of business on Jan. 20, 2009, the day Obama was inaugurated, the federal government’s debt was $10,626,877,048,913.08, according to the U.S. Treasury. As of the close of business on April 16, 2012 — as many Americans were working to finalize their 2011 tax returns to meet an April 17 filin deadline — the debt reached $15,654,638,525,397.64.
The $5,027,761,476,484.56 in additional debt that the U.S. government has taken on during the 39 months that Obama has been president is more debt than the federal government accumulated in the first 219 years of the Republic.
This is either disturbing, a great ice cream commercial in the making, or grannies gone wild! You may never look at your grandmother the same again!
What if Bush…..old list, should be updated…but still….
If George W. Bush had doubled the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had criticized a state law that he admitted he never even read, would you think that he is just an ignorant hot head?
If George W. Bush joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the United States to force that state to continue to allow illegal immigration, would you question his patriotism and wonder who’s side he was on?
If George W. Bush had put 87,000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a moratorium on offshore oil drilling on companies that have one of the best safety records of any industry because one company had an accident would you have agreed?
If George W. Bush had used a forged document as the basis of the moratorium that would render 87,000 American workers unemployed would you support him?
If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a “TelePrompter” installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?
If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?
If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent “Austrian language,” would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?
If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had stated that there were 57 states in the United States , would you have said that he is clueless?
If George W. Bush would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in Texas , would you have thought he was a self important, conceited, egotistical jerk?
If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to “Cinco de Cuatro” (“the 5th or 4th”?) in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the “Cinco de Mayo” (the 5th of May), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?
If George W. Bush had misspelled the word “advice” would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoes as proof of what a dunce he is?
If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?
If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?
If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?
If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America , would you have approved.
If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?
And this freaking liberal asshole of a Kennedy will replace Barney Frank this fall!
As gas prices continue to soar around the country, Joe Kennedy III, the Democratic candidate for Rep. Barney Frank’s seat, wrote an online letter to supporters calling for an end to “cheap oil.”
“Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama — they’ve all talked about the same thing: the need to wean ourselves off our debilitating dependence on foreign oil,” Kennedy wrote.
“The cycle that allows cheap oil to trump tough choices has to stop,” he continued. “Forty years is enough.”
In the week before Kennedy posted, AAA Southern New England reported that the price of gas in Massachusetts had risen a further two cents. The Worchester Business Journal reported that at an average of $3.899 a gallon for regular unleaded gas, the price is currently 24 cents higher than it was one year before.
Kennedy is running again Sean Bielat, a former Marine who lost to 16-term Rep. Barney Frank by 10 points in the 2010 election.
This is what Romney should push in his campaign, let the people know what he will do!
In an interview today with Breitbart’s Larry O’Connor, Mitt Romney promised to file Obamacare repeal legislation on the day he takes office if he is elected President.
This is encouraging to hear. To my knowledge, up to this point Romney has merely promised to issue Obamacare waivers to the states on Day One. When he has mentioned repealing the bill outright, he has always been quick to point out that Congress would need to be on board with that as well. Which is true, but at least Romney is now promising to lead on the issue of repeal, and not just sit around waiting for Congress to send him a bill to sign.
Better late than never I suppose, and of course the Supreme Court will hopefully render this moot anyway.
On the plus side at least they’ve dropped the charade about not being anti-Semitic.
(Israel Today) — The so-called “peace” activists who attempted to infiltrate Israel via Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday would likely identify with those of Israel’s most emphatic critics who insist that despite their disdain for the Jewish state, they are not anti-Semitic.
But more often than not, the behavior of these individuals betrays their true disposition. That is what happened on Monday, when it was discovered that at least one of the flytilla activists who was detained at Ben Gurion had scrawled a Nazi swastika on the wall of a holding facility.
The enormously offensive and anti-Semitic graffiti was found by Israeli Immigration Authority officials following the deportation of two foreign activists, citizens of Spain and France, respectively.
“This was the gift the ‘peace activists’ left Israel,” one Immigration Authority official told the Ynet news portal.
Shame on you Mr Cracker, we know that if you back Romney it’s because you don’t what a black man in the White House! So this is how things are, since blacks, Hispanics and Asians overwhelmingly support Obama then anyone not in his corner must be doing so solely because Obama is half black, couldn’t you put that very same shoe on the other foot? I just can’t take this freakin race bullsh!t that the RIGHT is perpetuating anymore!
And this is why, every morning at the gym, I do not run on the treadmill. Walk fast, but never run and never up the speed like this yo-yo!
Savage: Tyrant In Chief, Space Shuttle Finale, Hooker Gate, Angelina Joile, & Al Sharpton (4/17/12)
Excuse the language, but who the f*ck cares? Except of course, our president, his regime and all the damn asshole liberals!
(LA Times) — The paratroopers had their assignment: Check out reports that Afghan police had recovered the mangled remains of an insurgent suicide bomber. Try to get iris scans and fingerprints for identification.
The 82nd Airborne Division soldiers arrived at the police station in Afghanistan’s Zabol province in February 2010. They inspected the body parts. Then the mission turned macabre: The paratroopers posed for photos next to Afghan police, grinning while some held — and others squatted beside — the corpse’s severed legs.
A few months later, the same platoon was dispatched to investigate the remains of three insurgents who Afghan police said had accidentally blown themselves up. After obtaining a few fingerprints, they posed next to the remains, again grinning and mugging for photographs.
Two soldiers posed holding a dead man’s hand with the middle finger raised. A soldier leaned over the bearded corpse while clutching the man’s hand. Someone placed an unofficial platoon patch reading “Zombie Hunter” next to other remains and took a picture.
The Army launched a criminal investigation after the Los Angeles Times showed officials copies of the photos, which recently were given to the paper by a soldier from the division.
“It is a violation of Army standards to pose with corpses for photographs outside of officially sanctioned purposes,” said George Wright, an Army spokesman. “Such actions fall short of what we expect of our uniformed service members in deployed areas.”
Wright said that after the investigation, the Army would “take appropriate action” against those involved. Most of the soldiers in the photos have been identified, said Lt. Col. Margaret Kageleiry, an Army spokeswoman.
And it would be a grand day when it happens!
In a Monday night interview with ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer,” likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney again repeated his call for overturning the Roe v. Wade decision that has resulted in more than 55 million abortions.
During the interview, Sawyer, with a scowling look on her face, asked Romney what he would tell women about repealing Roe and taking away their so-called right to have an abortion that Sawyer said they have supposedly enjoyed for 40 years. Romney responded saying he wants the Supreme Court to reverse the decision and, again allow states the opportunity to protect women and unborn children from abortions.
“I would love the Supreme Court to say, ‘Let’s send this back to the states,’” he said. “Rather than having a federal mandate through Roe v. Wade, let the states again consider this issue state by state.”
“But I’m pro-life, that’s my view. I believe there is a sanctity of human life,” Romney added.
Another freaking democrat asshole actually defending the GSA and the scandal?
(The Hill) — Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) shot back at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday, telling the senator that he doesn’t need to “get a life” because he already has one.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman has launched an investigation into the General Services Administration’s (GSA) culture of lavish spending that led the agency to bill the taxpayers $823,000 for a conference in Las Vegas.
Soon after Mica’s announcement earlier this month, Reid delivered a sharp blow, telling the lower chamber lawmaker to “get a life.” Some in the press have raised questions about how the GSA scandal will affect the business and reputation of Las Vegas, where the extravagant federal conference took place.
“First of all, Mica, who is doing this, should get a life and do what he’s supposed to do,” said Reid to a group of reporters in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It’s because of him that the transportation bill is a total failure.”
Reid was referring to the Senate’s recent passage of a transportation bill and the stalemated House version, which has been languishing in Mica’s committee.
Obama loves him’s Buffet…
President Obama, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Warren Buffett all appear on Time Magazine’s list of “100 Most Influential People” this year. The list was released Wednesday.
Obama—who last year wrote the entry for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)—this year penned the entry for billionaire businessman Buffett.
“Today Warren is not just one of the world’s richest men but also one of the most admired and respected,” Obama wrote. “He has devoted the vast majority of his wealth to those around the world who are suffering, or sick, or in need of help. And he uses his stature as a leader to press others of great means to do the same.”
Buffett inspired the name of the “Buffett Rule,” a proposal to raise tax rates on the wealthy that Obama has thrown his weight behind. A piece of legislation modeled after the rule was defeated in the Senate this week, the same week that 81-year-old Buffett announced he has been diagnosed with stage 1 prostate cancer.
Time’s Joe Klein wrote Obama’s entry, where he sums him up as “trustworthy.” Klein writes, “Monuments are not often built to politicians who are merely trustworthy, but they do tend to win re-election.”