I wonder if people just take this fact for granted? How, if Pelosi and Democrats took the House in November 2006 and the Senate too, can the minority party, the Republicans since the 110th Congress was sworn in in January 2007, be responsible for the mess we are now in? Can anyone honestly answer this one? How can the party in the minority in both houses be the one responsible for anything that has gone wrong since they became the minority party? I mean really, someone explain it to me.
Remember Pelosi’s now infamous “After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending?” Anyone?
According to infoplease.com the US unemployment rate in 2007 was 5.8%. Now it’s a full 10%. Democrats have been in charge since January 2007. How is it Obama and Democrats are responsible for nothing? How does that work? How can Obama come in and spend so much deficits skyrocket, Democrats vote for all of it, yet any discomfort is the part of a party that has not held majorities in 4 full years, or the fault of a president who’s been gone almost two years now? I want someone to clearly and factually explain this to me. Please.
According to CNN Money in a May 31, 2007 article, “The economy grew at its slowest pace since 2002 in the first three months of the year, according to a government report Thursday that was weaker than Wall Street expectations. The Commerce Department’s gross domestic product report, the broadest measure of the nation’s economic activity, showed an annual growth rate of 0.6 percent in the first quarter. That’s down from its initial estimate of 1.3 percent growth.” So Democrats were presiding over the slowing economy too. So who is it again who is to blame? I mean based on those pesky facts and all?
Interest rates and inflation have been historically low in the 2000’s so both parties are equally responsible for the level numbers. Both parties spent like profligate whores in the 2000’s as well, so fairness and empirical evidence shows both equally responsible for irresponsible fiscal activities.
But now let’s recall Nancy Pelosi’s quote from above. Madam Speaker said “no new deficit spending.” It was one of her “elect Democrats and throw out Republican leadership” campaign mantras. Would readers be surprised to learn that since Nancy Pelosi’s “no new deficit spending,” remark, the DEMOCRAT led Congress, House & Senate, have overseen an increase in the national debt of more than $5 TRILLION DOLLARS? The total national debt is currently at $13 Trillion and climbing, so in 4 years of DEMOCRAT leadership in Congress, the debt has grown from $8 Trillion to more than $13 Trillion now. Hmmmm.
At the current rate of debt growth, by 2012 the debt will have DOUBLED since Democrats took over control of Congress if they keep control in this election. DOUBLED! It took 215 years from 1791 until 2006 to rack up $8 Trillion in debt and “no new deficit” DEMOCRATS will have DOUBLED the debt in 6 years, again, if left in charge and at current growth rates. Think about it.
When Democrats, especially Obama, talk about “driving us into the ditch,” ya might wanna recall Obama voted for EVERY spending bill when he was in the US Senate, so he is at least as personally responsible as any single member of either house. But forget this fact, just know that Democrats are on the way to DOUBLE in 6 years what it took 215 years to accrue. And Republican’s cant’ be trusted? Are the spendthrifts? Ahhh, the facts make this silly electoral talking point, I mean LIE, out right, in your damn face LIE, really glaring, no?
What really kills me is the guts of Bill Clinton, Obama and the rest to repeat this clearly and easily demonstrable damned lie. Pelosi in the House and Reid in the Senate have been running all spending bills through them since January, 2007. People better wise up or we are in for way more of the same, and if ya think it’s ugly now, just wait.