"I'm right. You're wrong. And since I'm the President, I win.
And on a side note, it didn't take long to go from this:
At the beginning of the last decade, the year 2000, America had a budget surplus of over $200 billion. (Applause.) By the time I took office, we had a one-year deficit of over $1 trillion and projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade. Most of this was the result of not paying for two wars, two tax cuts, and an expensive prescription drug program. On top of that, the effects of the recession put a $3 trillion hole in our budget. All this was before I walked in the door. (Laughter and applause.) [BLAME BUSH!]To this little lecture on finger-pointing:
Washington may think that saying anything about the other side, no matter how false, no matter how malicious, is just part of the game. But it's precisely such politics that has stopped either party from helping the American people. Worse yet, it's sowing further division among our citizens, further distrust in our government.Hypocritical, to say the least. Feh.
Illinois is so far over-extended financially, second only to California, that we're seriously in danger of bankruptcy, and Mr. Helpful/Chicken Little extends this helping hand to us:
more choking debt that we can't afford and has the nerve to call it assistance.
Thanks for nothing.
Just three days ago, Chicken Little scolded that deficits don't happen over night.
To which I say, Oh, YEAH??? Then 'splain me this:
The Democratic-controlled Senate has muscled through a plan to allow the government to go a whopping $1.9 trillion deeper in debt.You can bet your bippy that spending freeze that's supposed to take effect a year from now will, of course, include this amount. (And why is that Kennedy shill from Massachusetts still voting, when a new Senator has been elected??? This shouldn't have been legally possible.)
The party-line 60-40 vote was successful only because Republican Sen.-elect Scott Brown has yet to be seated. Sixty votes were required to approve the increase. The measure would lift the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion. That's about $45,000 for every American.
Democrats had to scramble to approve the plan, which means they won't have to vote on another increase until after the midterm elections this fall.
The Daily Douche Bag:
Chris Matthews is a douche bag. A tap-dancing douche bag, but still a douche bag.
The Staff Writers of the Star-Ledger are douche bags for failing to point out that these hazing incidents are a black-on-black crime, and that hazing happens far more often in all black fraternities and sororities than it does in fraternities and sororities that open their memberships to all races, colors and creeds. And let's not forget the lovely "sisters" who wielded the paddles. Nice job, douche bags.