Let’s examine the ‘big-spending Obama’ meme a little closer

Republicans have worked hard to paint President Obama as profligate spender, and to some degree they’ve succeeded. In fact, if you want to see evidence of that success, stay tuned and watch the reaction as that depiction is refuted by cold, hard irrefutable facts.

Let’s begin at the beginning:

In a report to Congress released on Jan. 8, 2009 — almost two weeks before President Obama took office — the Congressional Budget Office projected that federal spending in fiscal 2009 would reach $3.54 trillion (the actual number turned out to be $3.52 trillion). In other words, that was the level of spending in effect before Obama took the oath of office (remember, fiscal 2009 had begun Oct. 1, 2008). (see Table 5, page 16 of Budget and Economic Outlook: 2009 to 2019)

Since then, federal spending has been flat. According to CBO numbers released Monday, total federal spending in fiscal 2010 was $3.46 trillion; in the recently ended fiscal 2011, it was $3.6 trillion.

Over the first two fiscal years of the Obama presidency, spending increased $80 billion, or 2.27 percent. For comparison’s sake, over the first two fiscal years of the Bush presidency, spending increased by $300 billion, or 16 percent. (None of these numbers is adjusted for inflation).

Yes, the election of a Republican House in 2010 had something to do with restrained spending. But it’s interesting to note that in fiscal 2010 — before the GOP takeover — spending fell from 2009 numbers. In fact, that was the first actual year-to-year decline in federal spending that I can find dating back to 1965.

– Jay Bookman

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Guy Incognito

November 9th, 2011
1:14 pm

How do next year’s #’s look? Did the Dem Senate pass the budget yet?

Guy Incognito

November 9th, 2011
1:17 pm

Found the proposed WH budget. Can we get a chart?

Guy Incognito

November 9th, 2011
1:22 pm

Do not panic. National test of the EBS is 40 min away. What does the gov’t know??????

Finn McCool

November 9th, 2011
1:22 pm

Too bad we liberls don’t have our own 24/7 tv and radio channels to pound this into people heads incessantly.

HDB

November 9th, 2011
1:25 pm

The question that should have been asked was this: How much was the increase in spending between Bush and Clinton?? If you want to look at indiscriminate spending….it was the BUSH Years that people should be screaming about! What Obama has done is change the FOCUS of the spending….not the amount……focusing on keeping the economy afloat….rather than letting it drown!!

Peadawg

November 9th, 2011
1:26 pm

Nice numbers but there’s only 1 number you need to look at:

$15 Trillion

Jm

November 9th, 2011
1:26 pm

Jay. I don’t know where you’re getting your numbers.

But obama’s spending has averaged around 24% of GDP

Previous post war spending never rose above 20%

King Of All

November 9th, 2011
1:26 pm

I know they can’t stand the truth after looking at 8 years of Clinton and 8 years of W. Democrats are the real fiscal conservative while the Republicans talk conservative but spend (ie. give away to their cronies).

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 9th, 2011
1:27 pm

Well, let’s really cut spending. Get rid of SS and make the old geezers go back to work. Stop paying people that are out of a job. Get rid of Medicaid. Get rid of welfare and snip the baby daddys. Fire most of the guvmint workers.

Just keep the guvmint’s hands off of my Medicare.

Have a good p.m. everybody.

Doggone/GA

November 9th, 2011
1:28 pm

“But obama’s spending has averaged around 24% of GDP

Previous post war spending never rose above 20%”

If your raw spending amount stays the same, but your GDP goes DOWN, then your % of GDP goes UP

getalife

November 9th, 2011
1:29 pm

Most of the criticism is bs but fact’s don’t matter this cycle.

Jay

November 9th, 2011
1:31 pm

Jay. I don’t know where you’re getting your numbers.

Actually, jm, you DO know. I stated the source of my numbers, and I linked to them right down to the page number.

And as doggone just pointed out, the GDP stat is a ratio, and GDP fell significantly.

Jm

November 9th, 2011
1:32 pm

Doggone GDP didn’t go down that much and has been rising for years now

Brosephus™

November 9th, 2011
1:33 pm

If your raw spending amount stays the same, but your GDP goes DOWN, then your % of GDP goes UP

You’re gonna leave them all bumfuzzled after saying something like that.

Let the discombobulation begin!!!!! :)

getalife

November 9th, 2011
1:34 pm

Looks like the left won the election yesterday.

Looks bad for you cons.

Bosch

November 9th, 2011
1:35 pm

Apparently jm just likes to argue as a hobby despite the ever present fact that his “facts” are proven false.

Oh well, we all have our little quirks.

Normal

November 9th, 2011
1:35 pm

Oh Hell Jay, if he bought a stick of gum, the GOP would paint President Obama as profligate spender,

Bosch

November 9th, 2011
1:36 pm

And one thing the wingnuts never mention is the interest on the debt as “spending.” But somehow that too is all Obama’s fault. :roll:

Brosephus™

November 9th, 2011
1:36 pm

Normal

November 9th, 2011
1:36 pm

Bosch,
We reason, therefore we are Liberals…

Doggone/GA

November 9th, 2011
1:37 pm

“Doggone GDP didn’t go down that much and has been rising for years now”

Then YOU explain how the raw spending stayed pretty much the same, BUT the % went up.

Bosch

November 9th, 2011
1:37 pm

Normal,

Ferreal. :)

Twas thinking of you the other day when I was up on a ladder changing a light bulb, let some of your grandkids to do the ladder decorations this year!!! :)

Peter

November 9th, 2011
1:41 pm

We are here today in the debt because of the Bush White house, and Jm should know…Deficits DO MATTER !

jm

November 9th, 2011
1:42 pm

Jay

November 9th, 2011
1:43 pm

GDP DID fall that much. It fell by 4 percent in the third quarter of 2008, another 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter, and another 4.9 percent in the first quarter of 2009. Adjusted for inflation, quarterly GDP just now recovered to the level that it was in the fourth quarter of 2007, which was four years ago.

jm

November 9th, 2011
1:44 pm

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals

Table 1.2 link (% of GDP)

(Reagan spent more than 20%, but Obama is beating his record significantly)

Mick

November 9th, 2011
1:44 pm

Thanks jay – it is the most oft repeated LIE on this board and countless others about obama and spending. You will never put it to rest even with cold, hard, simple facts, they just cannot wrap their minds around it…

Jefferson

November 9th, 2011
1:45 pm

Peadawg

November 9th, 2011
1:45 pm

jm

You do realize the chart on that page shows spending has gone down from 2009-now, right?

Doggone/GA

November 9th, 2011
1:46 pm

“(Reagan spent more than 20%, but Obama is beating his record significantly)”

And what were their respective GDP numbers?

jm

November 9th, 2011
1:47 pm

GDP beat pre recession high level in Q2 2010 and has been going up since q2 2009

http://www.bea.gov/national/index.htm#gdp

now, with all those arguments from Jay and others refuted, i have to get back to work.

Doggone/GA

November 9th, 2011
1:49 pm

“they just cannot wrap their minds around it…”

Sure they can, they just don’t WANT to.

Jay

November 9th, 2011
1:50 pm

This word “refuted.” I do not think it means what jm wishes it meant.

Talking Head

November 9th, 2011
1:51 pm

Jay,

You could pose the question, how much did spending increase when the Democrats (With the inclusion of Pres. Obama then Sen. Obama) took over Congress in 2006? Since I’ve already looked up the numbers I’ll provide the answer!

At the end of FY 2006 (before Dems took control) total spending was $2.88 trillion. At the end of FY 2010 (before GOP took control of the House) total spending was $3.62 trillion. Breaking spending out, we observe that Discretionary spending went from $1.1 trillion to $1.38 trillion in the same time frame and Entitlement spending went from $1.53 trillion to $2.1 trillion.

Doggone/GA

November 9th, 2011
1:52 pm

“now, with all those arguments from Jay and others refuted, i have to get back to work”

You can always tell when someone’s “refutation” is full of bunk and they know it. They post it and then run like a rabbit.

Mary Elizabeth

November 9th, 2011
1:53 pm

I am on my way out, so this will be a cursory response, but I do want to put it out there.

I had shared before on this blog, that on the Chris Matthews’ Show on July 27, 2011, Bruce Bartlett who had been George H. W. Bush’s Deputy Treasurer, gave this chart in accounting for the U.S.’s 14 Trillion Dollar Deficit:

2.0 Trillion due to the Recession
1.4 Trillion due to Obama Policies
4.0 Trillion due to George W. Bush’s Policies (unpaid for wars and drug program)
3.0 Trillion due to Bush Tax Cuts
3.6 Trillion due to Social Programs

Total = 14 trillion of which half, or 7 trillion dollars, said Bartlett, were directly related to George Bush’s tax cuts and policies.

I would remind readers once again of Paul Krugman’s contention (”The Bankruptcy Boys” 2/21/2010) that the Republican agenda of the 2000s was to deliberately increase the deficit so as to have a “buyable” rationale to present to the public for cutting social entitlements and government in general, which was their ultimate game plan.The fact that in 2010 Republicans wanted to curb the already high deficit was to enhance their reputation as “thrifty” conservatives in spite of what they had done earlier to run up the deficit for stealthy purposes mentioned. Do not believe that running up the deficit was Bush’s fault, alone. He was simply the one in top power. That ideological agenda had been determined by more high powered and money vested Republicans than President Bush. They had elected him.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 9th, 2011
1:53 pm

Brownsephus — “You’re gonna leave them all bumfuzzled after saying something like that. ”

Indeed. This is why some of them (Doom’s a good example) keep jabbering about how nice the unemployment RATE was during the Bush Administration, despite the fact that we had a net loss of jobs 6 out of the 8 years he was in office and fewer people had jobs when he left office than had jobs when he was inaugurated.

It’s a simple statistical concept, but so many people don’t follow it and get fooled by the bulldada.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 9th, 2011
1:55 pm

T. Head — “You could pose the question, how much did spending increase when the Democrats (With the inclusion of Pres. Obama then Sen. Obama) took over Congress in 2006? Since I’ve already looked up the numbers I’ll provide the answer!”

Suppose you go back and add in all the Emergency Supplemental Spending Measures that Congress and President Bush used to pay for the war OFF-BUDGET. Considering that President Bush NEVER reported war spending in his budget and President Obama DOES, your numbers are off.

Go on and get the missing data and report the amended numbers right here, Champ. I’ll be waiting for you.

Adam

November 9th, 2011
2:03 pm

Let’s get some stuff out of the way early:

Teleprompter! Soros! Solyndra! Soshulizm! 57 states! Corpse-man! XX% don’t pay income tax! Community Organizer! Where’s the college records? Climate Change and Evolution aren’t real because they don’t explain life, the universe, and ev-RAY-than!

Did I miss any?

Talking Head

November 9th, 2011
2:03 pm

Joe Hussein Mama,

You do know that there is a difference between a budget and actual spending correct? Regardless of that fact, military spending would be considered ‘discretionary’ spending which increased from $811 billion to $1.38 trillion from FY2001 to FY2010 while entitlement spending went from $1.25 trillion to $2.1 trillion in the same time frame.

Jimmy62

November 9th, 2011
2:04 pm

Spending flat, but only compared to the last few years. If Bush was such a super horrible big spender, then shouldn’t Obama be able to cut a dollar or two from that spending? Yet he respond to the idea of cutting a dollar with “The GOP is evil!” So you can say he’s not increased spending, but I can say there’s a problem with spending (since it has risen far faster than population+inflation), and Obama refuses to do anything about it. He’s stubborn and unwilling to compromise.

Granny Godzilla

November 9th, 2011
2:04 pm

Adam

you forgot commies.

must never forget the commies

AmVet - Read my lips. No new jm refudiations.

November 9th, 2011
2:06 pm

As Americans continue to struggle with their personal budgets in a fragile economy, President Obama is taking steps Wednesday to cut billions of dollars in what the White House terms wasteful spending in the federal budget. Targeting areas such as government travel, the doling out of smart phones and laptops to government workers and limiting who gets a free car for official duties, the plan builds on the Campaign to Cut Waste program which the administration says has already saved $8.5 billion. An administration official tells CNN the new cuts could save billions more.

http://whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/09/cutting-government-waste-start-with-the-swag/?hpt=hp_bn3

Granny Godzilla

November 9th, 2011
2:06 pm

Obama unwilling to compromise….

Correct.

Not anymore.

And a damn good thing it is too.

Guy Incognito

November 9th, 2011
2:06 pm

Jay
“This word “refuted.” I do not think it means what jm wishes it meant.”

Inconceivable!

Adam

November 9th, 2011
2:06 pm

Jay: In fact, if you want to see evidence of that success, stay tuned and watch the reaction as that depiction is refuted by cold, hard irrefutable facts.

He called it!

Peadawg

November 9th, 2011
2:07 pm

“Solyndra!” – That’s the only one in the list that upsets me.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 9th, 2011
2:08 pm

Adam….. how could you forget — real long form birth certificate. :lol:

Adam

November 9th, 2011
2:08 pm

Granny: Knock Knock

Who’s there?

9/11

9/11 who?

YOU SAID YOU’D NEVER FORGET!

:D

Peadawg

November 9th, 2011
2:09 pm

“Campaign to Cut Waste program which the administration says has already saved $8.5 billion.”

While it’s a very good start, it’s not going to make a huge difference until the military and entitlements are reformed/cut.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 9th, 2011
2:10 pm

T. Head — “military spending would be considered ‘discretionary’ spending”

Jay, we need a better class of concern troll up in here, please. The ones you’ve been getting us lately don’t even seem to be TRYING.

Granny Godzilla

November 9th, 2011
2:10 pm

Adam

It’s the commies…..the facists told me it was definitely the commies.

TruthBe

November 9th, 2011
2:11 pm

Hey Jay, How did that huge trillion dollar obama stimulus do for you? As for yor
numbers game from the CBO. Aren’t they the ones that told us that obamacare
was going to save us money BEFORE the vote than after the vote they said that
it wouldn’t because they didn’t add in some of the costs of operation and
enforcement. Like for example 16,000 new IRS agents to force you to pay them.
That alone was well over 25 billion dollars just for a larger IRS. Jay if you are
going to be a mouthpiece for the democrats just maybe you should post all the
numbers not just what fits your sides agenda.

Talking Head

November 9th, 2011
2:13 pm

Joe Hussein Mama,

Aww, facts hurt don’t they?

Granny Godzilla

November 9th, 2011
2:15 pm

16000 new IRS agents….And everyone of them assigned to Truth Be’s case.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 9th, 2011
2:16 pm

T. Head — “Aww, facts hurt don’t they?”

If the best you can do is claim that military spending is “discretionary,: then you are:

A) Uninformed or misinformed

and

B) Worth no more of my time

I can’t be bothered to correct the outlandish beliefs and misconceptions of *every* concern troll who walks in here.

Granny Godzilla

November 9th, 2011
2:17 pm

Hey TruthBe

Wanna buy some “w” keyboard letters…..the real ones man….?

Can get ya’ a copy of the whitey tape.

Wanna meet Trumps birth certificate investigative team?

It could happen

Adam

November 9th, 2011
2:17 pm

TruthBe: Like for example 16,000 new IRS agents to force you to pay them.

Not Intended to Be a Factual Statement

(Seriously, keep talking. This is just too easy sometimes!)

Granny Godzilla

November 9th, 2011
2:18 pm

hear that loud gulping swallowing sound….?

TruthBe

November 9th, 2011
2:19 pm

No Granny their too busy on your case. Oh I’m sorry you don’t pay any taxes because of you entitlements. My bad.

Don't Forget

November 9th, 2011
2:19 pm

Jay,
All I can say is…. it’s about f’in time you covered this! I’ve been saying the same thing for a while now. Thanks.

Jay

November 9th, 2011
2:20 pm

Joe Hussein, that spending by Bush IS in those numbers. It wasn’t included in the ordinary appropriations bills, but it IS included in overall spending numbers such as these.

Talking, how much of that increase in discretionary spending was in defense, which is listed as discretionary? How much of the entitlement increase was in Bush’s Medicare Part D drug benefit, which went into effect in 2006?

saywhat?

November 9th, 2011
2:20 pm

Only 16,000? I heard it was like eleventy billion, and that they were going to be taking our guns and gheying up our marriages too. I heard from Rush, so it must be true!!!

Joe Hussein Mama

November 9th, 2011
2:20 pm

TruthBe — “Oh I’m sorry you don’t pay any taxes because of you entitlements. My bad.”

All your wallet are belong to us.

TruthBe

November 9th, 2011
2:21 pm

Hey Granny so you are admitting guilt stealing the “W” keys from all the whitehouse keyboards after Clinton left?

Jay

November 9th, 2011
2:22 pm

TruthBe, is your name supposed to be some kind of a witty joke, like calling a seven-footer “Shorty”? Because you sure do post a lot of absolute nonsense, including that “16,000 IRS agents” load of baloney.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 9th, 2011
2:22 pm

Jay — “Joe Hussein, that spending by Bush IS in those numbers. It wasn’t included in the ordinary appropriations bills, but it IS included in overall spending numbers such as these.”

Jay, thanks for the clarification. Might you have a handy and reliable link to that data, please?

That Black guy

November 9th, 2011
2:23 pm

Adam

November 9th, 2011
2:03 pm
Let’s get some stuff out of the way early:

Teleprompter! Soros! Solyndra! Soshulizm! 57 states! Corpse-man! XX% don’t pay income tax! Community Organizer! Where’s the college records? Climate Change and Evolution aren’t real because they don’t explain life, the universe, and ev-RAY-than!

Adam, while I agree that some of that is just static used to deflect, I have 2 questions.

1. should any of those topics ever be discussed?

2. do you say the same thing when the Koch Bros, Sarah Palin, wars off the books, or many other off-topic squirrels are tossed out?

Granny Godzilla

November 9th, 2011
2:23 pm

Truth Be

Wrong again! And yes you are bad.

Can you get anything right?

16000 new IRS agents….you’ll swallow anything.

Granny Godzilla

November 9th, 2011
2:24 pm

TruthBe

If I said yes would you swallow that too?

TruthBe

November 9th, 2011
2:24 pm

Jay, Remember we were attack during President Bush’s watch and if the same thing happen under President Obama’s he would also increase military spending to protect the Nation. But NONE of you liberal democrats get on to Obama for his spending and added wars since Bush. Do you?

Jay

November 9th, 2011
2:25 pm

Joe Hussein, defense spending is classified as discretionary.

TruthBe

November 9th, 2011
2:25 pm

Jay, Just the facts son.

Adam

November 9th, 2011
2:25 pm

That Black guy: I have no problem discussing the topics of Solyndra, Climate Change, and Evolution with people. The problem I have is the arguments used to make is seem like science proves nothing because it doesn’t explain everything, or any aspect of Solyndra not tied to potential wrongdoing, as opposed to looking at it as a “well it was a green thing so of COURSE it failed.”

Thulsa Doom

November 9th, 2011
2:26 pm

Joe mama,

The same guy who thinks that the difference between 2 and 25% “is not substantially variable”, is going to criticize someone elses stats. Dear GOD that is hilarious! Only 1 number counts libs. And that is that the debt was a little over 10 trillion when obama came in and now its approaching 15 trillion.just the facts maam. Of course doomy forgot some other #s such as the unemployment #s and the economic growth numbers under obama which r horrendous. Do the dems want to argue obamas economic record and revised groth projections by the fed for 2012 u dont even want to go there against the doom? It is an argument u cannot win . And u damn well know it!

Adam

November 9th, 2011
2:26 pm

Paul

November 9th, 2011
2:26 pm

I love facts.

Almost as much as I love other people’s imaginations.

Jay

November 9th, 2011
2:28 pm

Joe, here’s a link to all the budget data you’ll ever want and more …

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals

Adam

November 9th, 2011
2:28 pm

That Black guy: In response to your number 2, Sarah Palin yes I would say the same thing. Koch Bros,depends on the context. I think it is a useful point to note that Koch Bros. funded a study that lended legitimacy to Climate Change despite their obvious disbelief in the science. And the wars off the books, depends again on the context. If we’re talking about why we have a deficit, that’s certainly important to bring up, especially if the initial point is somehow that Obama caused the deficit.

Adam

November 9th, 2011
2:29 pm

The same guy who thinks that the difference between 2 and 25% “is not substantially variable”,

Ah, I knew I was missing one of the ones to get out early. In my defense, this 25% canard is a new one….

Joe Hussein Mama

November 9th, 2011
2:29 pm

TruthBe — “Hey Granny so you are admitting guilt stealing the “W” keys from all the whitehouse keyboards after Clinton left?”

Apparently, there’s something of a tradition of pranking and vandalism during a change of administrations. That said, IMO it is inappropriate and shouldn’t happen.

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/12/us/white-house-vandalized-in-transition-gao-finds.html

TruthBe

November 9th, 2011
2:30 pm

Granny, The truth will set you free but it won’t get you off the plantation will it. So you are a thief? Check out what the CBO said after Obama signed into law obamacare. The CBO was the one that talked about 16000 more IRS and the hidden costs of enforcement.

Brosephus™

November 9th, 2011
2:31 pm

And that is that the debt was a little over 10 trillion when obama came in and now its approaching 15 trillion.just the facts maam.

And I’m sure that you’re including the fact that we had a major recession, diminished revenues due to lower tax rates combined with lower employment, and spending in your assessment, right? If that’s the case, Obama can take the blame for spending, but reduced revenue and the recession were decided before he took the oath of office.

Just the facts bro…

Jefferson

November 9th, 2011
2:31 pm

The GOP just can’t run a country.

Adam

November 9th, 2011
2:32 pm

TruthBe: The CBO was the one that talked about 16000 more IRS and the hidden costs of enforcement.

Someone likes to ignore facts, and then pretend she has facts when she doesn’t.

Don't Forget

November 9th, 2011
2:32 pm

TruthBe — “Hey Granny so you are admitting guilt stealing the “W” keys from all the whitehouse keyboards after Clinton left?”

At least Clinton didn’t leave the economy in a flaming downward spiral.

Jay

November 9th, 2011
2:33 pm

The CBO said no such thing, TruthBe. Here’s the CBO home page — http://www.cbo.gov/ — go ahead and find it for us.

You and kayaker are head to head here regarding your utter disregard for the truth.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 9th, 2011
2:33 pm

Sometimes those looking for truth cannot be led to it…..they only see their “truth”… But Adam you did make the effort even if TruthBe or Lack of TruthBe does not want to acknowledge it.

Doggone/GA

November 9th, 2011
2:34 pm

“The GOP just can’t run a country”

but they do want the opportunity to prove they can run one into the ground

Joe Hussein Mama

November 9th, 2011
2:34 pm

Doom — “The same guy who thinks that the difference between 2 and 25% “is not substantially variable”

Doom, thanks for reminding us all of your misrepresentation and your lack of honesty. I made myself quite clear on that thread and I’d be happy to provide you with a link back to the posts in question.

If you’d like to revisit that thread from last week and get some education, I’d be more than pleased to oblige you. Why don’t you ask our host how he feels about me bringing you up to speed on what was discussed on that thread? Perhaps you’d even learn something.

“u dont even want to go there against the doom? It is an argument u cannot win . And u damn well know it!”

You can always tell when a young person gets a new smartphone. Their internet postings start to reflect a lack of attention to spelling and grammar. (laughing) :D

Granny Godzilla

November 9th, 2011
2:34 pm

TruthBe

Can’t you get anything right?

Adam

November 9th, 2011
2:34 pm

Keep Up: Reality has a liberal bias

Paul

November 9th, 2011
2:35 pm

Jay

Twice in one day you’ve posted an ‘anyone able to refute this?’ thread. First one, no takers. This one, they tried. They had to make stuff up to do it, but they tried.

Does it ever get old? For me, it’s kind of like listening to variations on a good joke.

TruthBe

November 9th, 2011
2:36 pm

Don’t Forget, You mean the help and support he had under a Republican Senate and Congress that for the first time had a balance buget under Speaker of the house Newt Gingrich. And President Clinton isn’t Comrade Obama.

Jay

November 9th, 2011
2:36 pm

Doom, Joe, if you want to rehash old wars, spare us and do it somewhere else.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 9th, 2011
2:36 pm

Jay — “Joe Hussein, defense spending is classified as discretionary.”

Why would it be classified as discretionary and not as elaborated budgetary items?

Doggone/GA

November 9th, 2011
2:36 pm

“Can’t you get anything right?”

Granny – the problem is he CAN. What he can’t do is get them CORRECT

Just Wondering

November 9th, 2011
2:37 pm

Why did the president call a news conference to sell “His Plan To Reduce Government Waste”?
You would think that would be a permanent part of his duties, so why does he have to back slap himself for doing his job?
Why has government employment increased by 17% since Nov 2008?
Why not reduce the government employment by 10%, it happens all the time in the real world.
Why, oh I forgot, we are 364 days away from his downfall. What a crock of #hit, he is doing such a terrible job and you know it, you are just too darn brainwashed to admit it. He should take his own advise he gave to Congress, he needs to start thinking about American jobs and not his job………….
We can not afford another four years of this .
Adam/GG, thanks for the partial listing of his “Accomplishments so far”

TruthBe

November 9th, 2011
2:37 pm

Paul, I proved him wrong and Jay got very angry at me for showing him up.

Brosephus™

November 9th, 2011
2:37 pm