Yesterday, Obama had a press conference to discuss the "progress" of the debt ceiling talks with our representatives. After a "question" from the media suggesting that the GOP is not cooperating with the process of raising the debt limit, Obama went into a "education mode." We need to realize that we are uninformed. To understand the disconnect from reality, you have to experience it as it was delivered.
According to Obama, the American people are not paying attention to what is going in Washington. If the American people are not paying attention, how does Obama explain the beat down in November of 2011? Obama said "We're paid to be worried about" what is going in Washington. If that is correct, the American people should ask for their money back. Unlike the American people, Obama continues to live beyond his means and wants the American people to make a large payment on the governments credit card so he can spend even more.
What is most interesting is Obamas thoughts on the debt ceiling and the tax increases he wants to clean up the fiscal mess he has made. Here are two actual excerpts from previous comments made by the Spender-in-Chief. I agree with both comments.
President Obama himself voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006 saying:
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. 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.”
In August 2009, on a visit to Elkhart, Indiana to tout his stimulus plan, Obama sat down for an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, and was conveyed a simple request from Elkhart resident Scott Ferguson:
“Explain how raising taxes on anyone during a deep recession is going to help with the economy Obama agreed with Ferguson’s premise – raising taxes in a recession is a bad idea. “First of all, he’s right. Normally, you don’t raise taxes in a recession, which is why we haven’t and why we’ve instead cut taxes. So I guess what I’d say to Scott is – his economics are right. You don’t raise taxes in a recession. We haven’t raised taxes in a recession.”
Now that we are deeper in debt than when these two comments were made, Obama wants both a raise in the debt ceiling and to raise taxes. He wants the American people, particularly the most productive people to bail him out of his disastrous economic policies and his inability to "live within his means." The problem isn't the people who are not in the room, it't the people who are in the room.