Newsweek Piles It Deep

True To His Word
Obama is doing just what he said he would do.

No he isn’t. He is doing the exact opposite of what he said he would do.

Newsweek is cut from the mold of Soviet Pravda :

The text below was captured from – June 13, 2009 – before it was removed.

Barack Obama will restore fiscal discipline to Washington:
Obama and Biden review the federal budget line by line and eliminate programs that don’t work or are unnecessary.

The Problem
Increasing Debt: Under President Bush, the federal debt has increased from $5.7 trillion to $8.8 trillion, an increase of more than 50 percent.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Plan
Restore Fiscal Discipline to Washington
*Reinstate PAYGO Rules: Obama and Biden believe that a critical step in restoring fiscal discipline is enforcing pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) budgeting rules which require new spending commitments or tax changes to be paid for by cuts to other programs or new revenue.

Below is the graph Obama used to push his “stimulus bill” through Congress.

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10 Responses to Newsweek Piles It Deep

  1. truthsword says:

    You need the graph that has this plus the actual unemployment numbers on it too… seen it somewhere…

  2. Paul H says:

    Perhaps they ought to employ Michael ” Hide the increase” Mann to falsify the graph using bristlecones to show unemployment falling.

    And I am sure Jimmy ” Hey – who needs thermometers” Hansen could quite easily adjust the previous umemployment figures upwards.

    But why am I saying this? We have got to trust these guys because they are our betters + know what is good for us.

  3. suyts says:

    Well, they’re sorta right. When they speak about being “true to his word”, and referencing his books, they’re speaking of the communist leaning bloviations all of us warned the country about. Is he doing anything he used as a platform to his campaign? No, not so much. He’s not transparent. He’s not auditing the fed budget line by line, he hasn’t closed Gitmo, he didn’t accelerate the withdraw of troops from Iraq. Interrogation techniques are still allowed. Fact is, all he’s got to show in 2 years is a soon to be repealed or unfunded insurance mandate, higher unemployment, massive debt, irrelevant foreign policy, 2 budding nuclear powers in Korea and Iran. An escalating Afghanistan. Unprecedented violence on our south borders. A scrapped tax-n-trade bill, and disappointed base and a disenfranchised populace.

    Here’s to the hopey-changy thingy. Why did anyone think a community organ-izer had any leadership skills? He wasn’t even effectual when he had massive majorities in congress.

    • Erin says:

      I disagree. Considering that the nation has not been united enough to do much of anything since 9/11 except hang out in the kitchen and yell at each other over how we got into such economic and financial straights–which is exactly what our representatives are doing as well–I think a lot has been achieved by Obama. New credit card legislation finally reeled in some of the completely unethical practices of credit card lenders (such as reclassifying borrowers as high risk, and increasing rates to 30+%, without the borrower ever making a late payment to any lender.) And from everything I read in the Economist, and other respected sources says that our stimulus package was needed, and in fact, that we barely escaped a true depression. I work in healthcare and so I know personally that it needed and still needs reform. In addition, Obamacare is not projected to cost very much (especially when compared to Medicare) due to reforms it places on the insurance industry. Do you really feel they need to make 30% profit margins? Doctors don’t and I certainly don’t in pharmacy…why should the insurance companies? we are already 50% publicly-funded privately-run health care, this isn’t a big step guys. Believe me I know the public wants 4 dollar prescriptions that are American made, dispensed by someone with a doctorate degree that they can call anytime day or night to ask question, and prepared in 5 minutes. Look people, 4 bucks only goes so far. Healthcare is the classic example of “it’s my right!…but I don’t want to pay for it!!”

      On another note, its hard to empty a prison when the countries whose criminals are contained there don’t even want them back. And I disagree with the idea that Obama did not accelerate the removal of troops from Iraq. Yes, nation-building in Afghanistan is a mess, but really? were you expecting less? At least there is now a shortage of heroin for the junkie here flooding the Taliban’s coffers. ps. my brother-in-law is there right now…doing security and training Afgani police. We’re working on it.

      Proposals on deficit reduction are due to come out this week. Lets see if anyone is brave enough stand behind the Tea Party claims to want to cut entitlements like Medicare and Social Security. Considering the voters that swung the house red are much older than the 2008 voters, I’ll be interested in what they are willing to sacrifice. Because sacrifice something we will have to do, or we will lose far more in the end.

      Most of your list of “all he’s got to show for 2 years” are problems that he stepped into the office to shoulder. At least Obama realizes this and is willing to address them. What have we managed to do as a country, and as citizens? Have we become great small business entrepreneurs spent incredible amounts of money and created new jobs? No, most of us are trying to figure out how to get by and pay off debt since we overspent and undersaved in times of plenty and are struggling in times of sparse. If it is taking the American household a long time to turn around, why do we think we can turn our big house around faster? Personally I think it’s past time to let the man do his job, and for our representatives to start working together to put some good bills on the table.

  4. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:

    What about CO2, if you plot the rising CO2 on the graph with it there could be a correlation as well?

  5. At least he’s got the chance to play lots of golf.

  6. slimething says:

    Actually Steve, Obama said he would “transform America”. That much he is doing in a big way.

  7. jan says:

    Considering the uncertainties in making predictions, the push and pull between Democrats and Republicans, the unpredictable forces of a world economy, the plot of the predicted recovery rate compared to the actual rate is pretty much on the mark. But people expect everything to return to pre-2009 conditions within two years? Not going to happen, neither Democrats or Republicans have that kind of influence or power. However, whoever is in power at the time a more visible recovery comes will get credit, and the cycle of political non-sense will repeat itself again.

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