May 24th, 2012

obama fail

On the difference between spending increase and spending

A blogger called Groobiecat posted this graphic:



It incorporates a chart from a WSJ MarketWatch article entitled "Obama spending binge never happened". Which is true enough: Obama's spending increases have barely kept pace with inflation. But that fact glosses over a more important point, which the WSJ article also touched on with this chart:



The important thing to note here is that Obama is spending as much as Bush did in Bush's worst year. And that's as terrible now as it was in 2008. It hardly matters that Obama has not increased spending. Bush's outrageous spending is not the new standard of acceptability!

While I'm certain that Romney is completely full of shit when he says he will lead us out of this "debt and spending inferno", and I'm well aware that it was Bush who led us into it, I can't overlook the fact that Obama has made no effort whatsoever to get us out of it. Obama is one of theirs, not one of ours. So whatever you do, folks... don't vote for Mitrack W. Rombama.