idjits part next
speaking of data from the treasury department, here's lefty-friendly cbs news headline on the same subject, aka the treasury department's latest figures on the debt: "national debt has increased $4 trillion under obama", with the editorial comment prominent within the piece that "it's the most rapid increase in the debt under any us president".
why indeed do people only believe what they want to believe?
obama, like the slavish morons repeating his BS, cites the policies inherited from his predecessor as his excuse, which, i really have to scratch my head to understand--he's 100% extended and expanded all of these on his watch. his rebuttal cites "two wars we didn't pay for", which is rich, because he's not only "surged" both of those, but added two more of his own for good measure. it continues to cite "prescription drug program for seniors...we didn't pay for", despite his having squandered his two years of democrat congressional majority passing a national healthcare law which exempted big pharma from prescription drug controls. it concludes by citing "tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 that were not paid for, despite, as was mentioned in the previous sentence, enjoying two full years of congressional majority during which the repeal would have been as easy as waving a presidential rubber stamp, had something been done about them.
but nothing was done about any of it, except to spend money even FASTER than before.
lefties complaining about righties' proclivity to ignore facts should take a long hard look at themselves in the mirror, and figure out that they are their opponents' reflection, and nothing better.
the only fact that matters anymore is that these two most recent presidencies, one republican and one democrat, have combined to best even hoover for the most economically destructive in history. the answer cannot be swapping deck chairs anymore. what the republicans couldn't destroy, the democrats have most surely, and we're facing economic cataclysm of historic proportions.
did everybody (anybody?) see jon stewart's interview with ron paul last night? (click quickly, it'll only be on top for the rest of today until it's replaced by the one with seth rogan to take place later tonight). ought to be required viewing for both lefties and righties with fact problems, which would be, sadly and apparently, all of them...