Another day, another hypocritical quote from Barack Obama. Today we head back to March of 2006 where the Senator was trying to score political points against then-President Bush. The Senate was voting on whether to increase the debt ceiling and then-Senator Obama was against it.
Of course, five years later, President Obama is pleading with Congress to allow him to push the United States further in debt. He is a hypocrite. He has no idea what he is doing. You've heard it all before, I'm sure.
(Here is part of Congress's transcript from March 16, 2006):
Obama - Mr. President, I rise today to talk about America's debt problem.
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can't pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies.
Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion. That is "trillion'' with a "T.'' That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President's budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion...
(Alan Note: a 5-year amount he has surpassed with our debt IN ONE YEAR!)
Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that "the buck stops here.'' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.
I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit.
Good work, genius.