Here’s Why If Barack Obama Was a Republican He Would Be Finished
In the video below, Obama calls George W. Bush out as un-American and unpatriotic because the national debt rose under his watch from %4 trillion to $9 trillion.
Obviously, this was the kind of language (throwing the “unamerican” charge back in their faces) that had liberals frothing at the mouth over Obama in 2007 and 2008.
We should also remember that it was these deficit figures, which increased so much under Bush, that brought the Democrats to power in the 2006 mid-term elections as well.
Five years after the 2006 election and three years into Obama’s presidency, have they lived up to their promises?
When Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, according to the Treasury Department, the total national debt stood at $10,626,877,048,913.08.
At the end of January 1993, the month that President George H. W. Bush left office, the total national debt was $4.1672 trillion, according to the Treasury. Thus, the total national debt accumulated by the first 41 presidents combined was about $44.8 billion less than the approximately $4.212 trillion in new debt added during Obama’s term.
During Obama’s three years in office the debt increased at an average pace of $4.27 billion per day. Were that rate to continue until Obama’s term ends on Jan. 20, 2013, the debt would then stand at about $16.86534 trillion—an increase of more than $6.2 trillion for Obama’s four years.
In short, they all lied. If the media did not cover up for them, they would be out of office for a generation.
Oh yeah, as an interesting footnote, in the third video above, Senator Bob Casey from Pennsylvania claims he supports a balanced budget amendment. Yet, he voted against the one passed by the House in December.