Lies (Both Big and Small)
It’s getting to the point where no matter what you believe, the arguments that support your ideals are based partly on lies. There is probably nothing wrong with your ideals, it’s just that all of the typical arguments in favor of them have turned to sensationalism and laziness. Liberals were mad at G.W. Bush for driving up the national debt ($4.8 trillion) and starting wars. Conservatives are mad at Obama for driving up the national debt ($4 trillion in three years) and starting wars. It seems the only difference in the political parties is how exactly they choose to mismanage the taxpayers’ money. One side spends it on entitlements, the other on unpaid-for tax cuts. There are very few differences in the parties’ handling of 95% of the issues, yet they are somehow pitted against each other based on sensationalist arguments. Even if you are just a regular, rational conservative or liberal, the people on TV making the arguments in your defense are all crazy!
While G.W. Bush was in office, the debt ceiling was raised seven times. This prompted much anger from liberals, namely Senator Barack Obama.
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, “the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.
-– Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
Ouch. The pot calling the kettle…. nevermind. So now that we have reached our debt ceiling (read: debt target) once again, Democrats act like it is a foregone conclusion, that raising the debt limit is no big deal, and that anyone who is upset about it simply doesn’t understand macro economics. The Republicans, on the other hand, talk about the increases in spending under the Obama administration, while completely ignoring the fact that the government grew by leaps and bounds under G.W. Bush even as he actively lowered the government’s revenue stream. I’m not against cutting taxes, but cutting taxes while raising spending is clearly a recipe for increasing the national debt. People always talk about the national debt placing a burden on future generations, but there are many current-day problems with getting the nation into debt. It is largely responsible for the devaluation of our currency because we are in essence printing more money to cover our debts.
Does it even matter who you vote for anymore?