Saturday, July 30, 2011

It was ____ who said....

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

A)  Speaker of the House John Boehner

B)   Senate Minority Leader Mitch Mcconnell

C)   Titular Head of the Republican Party Rush Limbaugh

D)   Speacher Extraordinaire Barack "Words Matter" Obama

ANSWER:   D.  Senator Barack Obama, 2006. Congressional Record, S.2237-8, 3/16/06

The "Debt Limit" at that time was $8.5 trillion.  That was the year Obama joined the Senate.  They are now at $14.5 trillion.

Don't worry, he didn't 'flip flop,' he wasn't 'wrong,' he wasn't a 'partisan hack'...

"He now believes it was a mistake..." - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. 

Don't worry, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner knows what he is doing, he went to an expensive college:

"Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner now estimates that the nation's debt ceiling will be reached no later than May 16, and has urged Congress to act before then...Geithner noted that the Treasury Department can take "extraordinary measures" to buy time -- about eight extra weeks, maximum -- after the May deadline..." White House: Obama Vote Against Raising Debt Limit a 'Mistake'


Mrs. K said...

What's with BO's mouth in that picture? Oh, it must be the BS he is choking on every time he opens his mouth.

LL said...

Obama has yet to be correct about anything. And when you consider all of the opinions and decisions, that's quite a record. The law of averages has to kick in at some point to allow him to make a good decision.

Ok, I like to look at the half-empty glass as being half-full (sometimes).