This morning there was a two-fer in the outrage department. It’s the blame game redux.
Yesterday he went to what, 6 fund raisers, and at one in Baltimore managed to charge Bush again for the outrageous deficits accrued during his administration. Yes, it’s not logical even on the most obvious level, but he went there.
“This notion that somehow we caused the deficits is just wrong. It’s just not true. Anybody who looks at the math will tell you it’s not true. (stumbling) And if they try to give you a bunch of facts and figures suggesting that it’s true what they’re not telling you is that they baked all this stuff into the cake with those tax cuts and a prescription drug plan that they didn’t pay for and the war. So all this stuff’s baked in with all the interest payments for it. It’s like somebody goes to a restaurant, orders a big steak dinner, martini all that stuff and then just as you’re sitting down they leave and accuse you of running up the tab,” Obama said.
Hmm. Take a look at the numbers from his own OMB office and they dispute his words – fancy that. The deficit in 2008 was $459 billion; in 2012 it’s 1.27 trillion. Bush ran up 4.8 trillion in his two terms; Obama exceeded that in 3 1/2 years with $16 trillion. I guess it’s a case of who do you believe; me or your lying eyes?
Obama conveniently skips over his stimulus program, his health care bill that enslaves us for decades and the bailout of the auto industry.
But in case that Bush blame game proves lame, Obama has targeted another perpetrator: Berlin.
According to the IBTimes, “Mr. Obama, speaking to Chicago donors said that a report showing the slowest month of US employment growth in a year was in large part ‘attributable to Europe and the cloud that’s coming over from the Atlantic. The whole world economy has been weakened by it,’ he said.
‘Europe is having a significant crisis in part because they have not taken as many of the decisive steps as were needed to deal with the challenge,’ he said at a separate event in Minneapolis.
“The US President’s point man for the European crisis, Lael Brainard, Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, ended a 3-day tour of Europe’s crisis capitals the same day as work continued on erecting a financial firewall to stem contagion.”
Economists say Obama has been pressuring German Chancellor Angela Merkel to spend more money and come to the aid of Greece, Spain and Italy. He fears the recessionary/depressionary wave that is about to engulf Europe will hit our shores.
He looks anywhere but in the mirror for the economic failures and stagnation the U.S. is experiencing.