“Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.” — Then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), in a March 16, 2006 floor speech explaining his decision to oppose a request to increase the federal debt limit, then set at $8.2 trillion.
Many people are beginning to question whether or not President Obama’s move to restrict firearms ownership further is simply a diversion to keep people’s minds off our overwhelming national debt. I have declared my home to be a “Gun Free Zone”. Only the guards are armed.
As a token of my commitment to end violence, I’ve pulled the teeth of my doberman pincer, Spike, who now only slurps down soft food. (sorry PETA, you can’t have it both ways.)
Now that I am safely disarmed, I can move on to the issue at hand — national debt. The Democratic party feels that the national debt limit should be raised by two trillion dollars with no rational plan to deal with America’s spending problem. Progressives blame the Republicans, but the Democrats have presided over the largest spending increase in American history and they want to keep that ball rolling.
President Obama Speaks out:
Well, he did — once, back a long time ago when the debt was literally HALF of what he jacked it up to today. I find that I don’t agree with Barack Obama very often, but I find myself in complete agreement with the “old Obama” who felt that the debt limit shouldn’t be raised.
And what about passing a national budget? Aren’t the Democrats even interested in trying to do that. Will we simply “deem a budget as passed” for the next four years?