Today, we (re)inaugurate a liar.
What stunned House Speaker John Boehner more than anything else during his prolonged closed-door budget negotiations with Barack Obama was this revelation: “At one point several weeks ago,” Mr. Boehner says, “the president said to me, ‘We don’t have a spending problem.’ “
There is no possible way Barack Obama is that stupid.
He knows spending as a percentage of GDP has exploded under his presidency.
He knows that whether the top tax rate is 90% as it was in 1960, or 30-40% as it’s been since 1990, federal revenue is always 15-20% of GDP:
We don’t have a spending problem? That’s precisely what we have and Barack Obama knows it.
And he doesn’t care.
When this guy was first elected, I knew he was going to enact disastrous policies. But the reality, while it has been less disastrous in many ways than I imagined, has been far worse on the economic front than I could have dreamed possible.
I worried that he would destroy the balance of the Supreme Court. So far, he hasn’t been able to. I worried that he would close Guantanamo, try people like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in federal court, and generally close down the war on terror. He tried some of that, but on balance, he’s been OK fighting terror.
But on the debt and deficit, he has been an unparalleled disaster.
Barack Obama has exploded our debt and shows no signs of letting up. The damage he is wreaking upon this nation will take decades to recover from — if we ever do. He is certainly making my children’s futures far more miserable.
Meanwhile he grins his way through his narcissistic life as if he hasn’t a care in the world.
Over the past four years, this guy has proven himself to be a horrible human being. I say this, not as a hyperpartisan who started out inclined to hate any Democrat with my heart and soul before he had spent a day in office. I say it as someone who has watched him spend four years ruining my kids’ future with the power he had. He has enacted rules changes that reward sloth and discourage work. He has enacted crushing regulations that stomp into the ground any plans that a business might have to grow and create jobs. He has taken credit for “creating or saving” jobs while enacting policies that anyone with a room temperature IQ knows are destined to keep unemployment high. He has taken companies into banktuptcy and told bondholders to go screw themselves while putting his union pals ahead of them in line to collect the scraps. He has taken away the last chance to let the free market control health care costs by pushing through ObamaCare — the biggest change in the relationship of individuals to their federal government since FDR. He has relentlessly engaged in rhetoric that he knows is dishonest class warfare. He has beat a cowardly retreat from any hint of “entitlement” reform that might keep my children from working all their lives to pay outlandish taxes to fix his mess. And that’s if my children don’t die in a nuclear war that comes about from the collapse of the world economy that is likely to happen due to his incredible abdication of any responsibility for making our spending relate to our revenues.
In short, he is ruining my children’s future with a big idiot smirk on his face.
I don’t care whether he is intentionally trying to ruin the country’s economy, to drive us into European-style socialism, or whether he is just fiddling while Rome burns because that’s the easiest thing to do politically, and he knows our crap feckless media won’t call him on it. It doesn’t matter. Either way, he knows better and is not doing what is necessary.
In the past four years he has shown himself to be a wretched, God-awful excuse for a human being. God help the country that today officially “welcomes” another four years of this unthinkable set of economic atrocities.
This guy’s wife said, when he was elected the first time around, that it was the first time she had ever really been proud of her country. Now we live in a country that has re-elected this buffoon — and for the first time in my life, I am not really proud of our country. How dare he parade around children to read letters about a real tragedy, to enact a cynical gun-grabbing agenda for cheap partisan gain. After what he has done to my children’s future, the idea that he would use children as props for any policy advantage is infuriating enough to make me want to bang my head against the wall hard enough to bring down the house around my ears.
And watching our media lionize this scumbag is more than I can take. You can bet I won’t turn on the television today. If I did, I’d throw a shoe at it.
I see nothing but misery on the horizon, and we’re rushing headlong towards it, led by a pompous, self-satisfied, grinning narcissistic fool.
Happy Inauguration Day, everyone.