I listened on the radio at 1:00pm yesterday as President Obama spoke from the White House on Obamacare and the Federal Government “shutdown”. He started right off babbling BS as he claimed “Republicans in Congress chose to shut down the federal government”. He continued calling the government shutdown a “Republican shutdown” several times. Additionally, he stated, “They’ve shut down the government over an ideological crusade to deny affordable health insurance to millions of Americans.” Did you catch that? He basically just said that THEY (those evil Republican’s) are on a crusade AGAINST affordable health insurance for millions of Americans. Ridiculous.
He spewed some of the most partisan rhetoric I have ever heard from a sitting US President. It was truly disappointing – but not surprising. This man that boasted bringing “transparency” to Washington and would work with both Democrats and Republicans to get the peoples work done….well, hasn’t. In fact – quite the opposite.
American’s are unbelievably forgetful – especially those that voted for him. Go back and watch campaign appearances and what he promised – and compare that to what he actually has done. Do that – and then remember he was RE-ELECTED!! He fed his minions a line of BS and they ate it up….twice.
Back to his speech yesterday….
Obama stated that “the last time Republicans shut down the government in 1996, it hurt our economy.” Go fact check that. Turns out it is not true at all in fact the stock market boomed afterwards and government numbers showed the economy actually received a boost from it. More lies.
Read the following statement by Obama yesterday……
“As I’ve said repeatedly, I am prepared to work with Democrats and Republicans to do the things we need to do to grow the economy and create jobs, and get our fiscal house in order over the long run. Although I should add this shutdown isn’t about deficits, or spending, or budgets. After all, our deficits are falling at the fastest pace in 50 years. We’ve cut them in half since I took office. In fact, many of the demands the Republicans are now making would actually raise our deficits.”
Holy crap. I heard that and could hardly contain myself. Republicans worked ALL weekend trying to compromise with Democrats and had no response other than, “Go ahead….let the government shut down.” Obama made little effort other than a last minute phone call to Congressional leaders. He then follows it up with stating that deficits are falling at the fastest pace in 50 years. If this is true – it is only because the deficit under Obama has been the largest EVER. Regardless – the Federal Debt continues to grow at record setting pace to dangerous levels – but he seems to forget about that.
I will agree with Obama on one thing – both Democrats and Republicans have failed to do their job. Most in Congress continue to fail in their representing their constituents, but rather they represent special interests and corporations.
Our government continues to dig the hole deeper and deeper and we are all falling.