Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Warfare & welfare: The spending never stops

The NYTimes' Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt report:

President Obama said Tuesday that he was determined to “finish the job” in Afghanistan, and his aides signaled to allies that he would send as many as 25,000 to 30,000 additional troops there even as they cautioned that the final number remained in flux.

And last weekend was a vote for cloture to move forward on the $900 billion healthcare debate?

All of this at a time when even American pop culture is feasting on President Obama for being a spendthrift:



And we get all of this from the man who ran as a "fiscal conservative."

Tim White

15 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Yep, spam about Obama's spam.

It's a sad commentary on the Bush presidency that a hack politician from Chicago could complain about federal deficits without being laughed off the stage.

Anonymous said...

Soon Monopoly play money will be worth more than the U.S. dollar. Got gold?

Anonymous said...

It is ridiculous to be bitching about Obama running a deficit or money to be spent on Afganistan.

Bush left a pile of )*&%, the worst world recession since the great depression, and an Afganistan that Bush neglected to pursue the oil of Iraq, a real slam-dunk. Instead of pursuing Bin Laden, Bush withdrew troops for the Iraq effort and let what could have been a true victory turn into the sorry state that allowed the Taliban regain control over much of the country.

It is so annoying to hear people attack Obama for his effort to clean up the pile of &*^% that Bush, the 43rd worst president ever made during 8 long miserable years.

If the extreme right in Washington started to work on cleaning up the mess instead of doing nothing but complain, the country could recover a lot sooner.

Anonymous said...

Yo. Mr. 4:50pm, Obama has the largest majority in Congress any party has had in years, and everything he's done --to the extent he's done anything--has made matters worse. The rest of thw world now wishes they had Bush to deal with again. He might have been painfully inarticulate, but at least he didn't staff DC with a crew of political hacks, lefty whack jobs and tax cheats.

Anonymous said...

Notwithstanding that Bush II was bad, Obama is in way over his head. Why did the Dems put up this unknown, freshman, back bencher for President? Geraldine Ferraro was right: if Obama wasn't a minority who made liberals feel good about themselves, he'd never have been nominated.

Anonymous said...

yo why don't you run for president of the kkk. you are against spending but you won't question those cops with the new dispatch station. they just got a new dispatch a few years ago but spend spend spend for them. i know when we need something passed we will say it is for the cops. astro turf for the police station passed; a pool for the police station passed no questions asked just disguise it as something for the police.

Anonymous said...

11:36,
here you are again, obsessed by the police.
why is that?
how do 97% of people manage to not get in trouble with the police?
you should examine the real causes of your anger.

Anonymous said...

twenty percent of the population got arrested in 2006 so your figures are off.

Anonymous said...

"twenty percent of the population got arrested in 2006"

I don't beleive it. cite a credible source. and parking and speeding tickets don't count as 'arrest'

Anonymous said...

yes they do. it comes from the doj you should know about this officer hate email. flushed you out. cause you use the same language in your emails to residents you bully. your pd killed three people have a nice holiday because they won't be.

Anonymous said...

to 7:11 PM,
first, I'm not a police officer, I'm a retired teacher. second, there are no DOJ statistics backing your absurd claim that 20% of the population was arrested any year. provide a specific link. you can't.

Anonymous said...

In 2008, the FBI estimated that 14,005,615 adult arrests occurred nationwide for all offenses (except traffic).

Anonymous said...

"In 2008, the FBI estimated that 14,005,615 adult arrests occurred nationwide ..."

maybe, maybe not. this figure cannot be found in DOJ or FBI statistics, but only on four private blogs which do not cite sources.

still, 14 million arrests in one year is only 5.5% of the US adult population - a far cry from the absurd claim of 20% arrested annually.

Anonymous said...

Link:http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2006/about/crime_summary.html