- MSNBC: Still Shilling For Obama, But Admits Stimulus Was a Crock
- Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard (never knew Yemen had planes)
- It seems that the media is far more interested in praising the Obama administration than it is in questioning whether rampant deficit spending is appropriate or wise. When asked, Left-leaning talking heads always conjure an image of their nemesis, George W. Bush, and argue that Bush spent money like a drunken sailor. How that justifies even more spending by President Obama and the Congress is a bit difficult to understand, but so be it.
The real question, however, is how much more is Obama spending?Â
I know, I know … the argument is that any discussion of federal spending, unless it is anecdotal (e.g., a bridge to nowhere), makes viewer’s eyes glaze over, and that’s why the networks avoid the subject. It’s all numbers, and it’s complicated, they’ll tell you privately. No one will watch.
There’s a wonderfulÂ YouTube VideoÂ that explains our spending problems in 2 minutes and 46 seconds. It uses a simple metaphor and very low budget animation that even MSNBC could afford. Take a look and ask yourself, “Should we really be going 174 miles an hour?”
Then ask yourself — why isn’t the MSM covering this issue more fully?
- The ACLU claims that efforts to shut down terror-financing activitiesÂ disproportionately impact Muslims.Â
- America’s first Muslim President?
- How Israelis view Obama
- State Department: ‘Settlement freeze’ includes Jerusalem
- Obama’s overplayed his hand
- Great News: Obama Gives Biden “The Lead Role” On Iraq
- The Potemkin Presidency meets a moment of sanity in The New York Times
- Obama’s Vision: A Muslim-Compatible America
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, says he was dismayed that Congress passed the war supplemental appropriations bill so easily last week.
“An economic collapse seems to be the goal of Congress and this administration,” Paul said during his weekly radio address Monday.
“Washington spends with impunity, domestically bailing and nationalizing basically everything they can get their hands on,” Paul said.
Mocking the idea that Obama was a “peace candidate,” Paul pointed out that his administration will be sending another $106 billion it doesn’t have “to continue the bloodshed in Afghanistan and Iraq without a hint of a plan to bring American troops home.”
Paul noted that many of his congressional colleagues who previously voted with him in opposition to every war supplemental request under the Bush administration seem to have changed their tune. He maintains that a vote to fund the war is a vote in favor of the war.
“Congress exercises its constitutional prerogatives through the power of the purse,” Paul said. “As long as Congress continues to enable these dangerous interventions abroad, there is no end in sight: that is until we face total economic collapse.”
Paul noted that, as Americans struggle through the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the foreign aid and International Monetary Fund appropriations in the spending bill passed last week can be called an international bailout:
The emergency supplemental appropriations bill sends:
Paul noted a long list of brutal dictators the IMF happily supported and propped up with loans that left their oppressed populaces with staggering amounts of debt with no economic progress to show for it.
The continued presence of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan does not make America safer at home but, in fact, undermines national security, he said.
“We are buying nothing but evil and global oppression by sending [our] taxpayer dollars to the IMF â€” not to mention there is no constitutional authority to do so.”
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