Arizona Conservatives

You Can’t Keep Blaming Bush For The Deficit

Posted By on June 15, 2009

According to an article in the NY Times, by David Leonhardt:
“There are two basic truths about the enormous deficits that the federal government will run in the coming years.

The first is that President Obama’s agenda, ambitious as it may be, is responsible for only a sliver of the deficits, despite what many of his Republican critics are saying. The second is that Mr. Obama does not have a realistic plan for eliminating the deficit, despite what his advisers have suggested.”

A sliver—did he say a sliver? I think the picture tells the tale better than words. These figures don’t come from a partisan source; they come from the Congressional Budget Office. I think it looks more a like a log than a sliver.


Leonhardt’s second part is correct: Obama doesn’t have a realistic plan for eliminating the deficit, unless he’s trying to spend his way out. This debt will cripple us economically for years, and have an adverse impact on the world economy, too.

The bias in the media is obvious as they continue to try to throw all the blame on the Bush administration. People have believed what they said because there was still some residue of trust for the normally cynical, investigative reporters. The only problem, for them, is that they are losing their credibility. Even the ones Glenn Beck calls Sheople will soon be saying, “this is crazy—enough is enough!”

Obama may be able to hold off a major swing in voter opinion because of the sold-out media that pleads his case, disseminates his propaganda, and covers the facts instead of revealing them. But when public opinion turns it will not only turn against him and his policies, but it will turn against the media that has proven it can no longer be trusted for unbiased news. Unfortunately, when that happens we all lose.


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