That was then, this is now
...offered by Dn. fdj, a sinner at 7:32 AM [+]
From this article...
Barack Obama used to get very upset about federal budget deficits. Denouncing an "orgy of spending and enormous deficits," he turned to John McCain during their presidential debates last fall and said, "We have had, over the last eight years, the biggest increases in deficit spending and national debt in our history…Now we have a half-trillion deficit annually…and Sen. McCain voted for four out of five of those George Bush budgets."
That was then. Now, President Obama is asking lawmakers to vote for a budget with a deficit three times the size of the one that so disturbed candidate Obama just a few months ago. And Obama foresees, for years to come, deficits that dwarf those he felt so passionately about way, way back in 2008.
Gee...I don't know why I get so cynical about politics! Oh course the overall irony is that we almost ALWAYS forget campaign promises no matter the candidate - and they know it. Precious few of us have the mental or time wherewithal to "review the tapes." Lesson: false advertising is perfectly legal and should be expected, buyer beware.
I'm beginning to think we ought to move our election/campaign process into a new format...perhaps something like "American Idol"? Would we notice if we did?
How could I resist this? My only complaint is that the current treasury department would have painted over the part of "The Chart" that reads "Let Fail."
As a side, this is NOT an endorsement of SouthPark. That said, Susan...I want to use this method for our financial decisions. You get a chicken ready and I'll make the chart.