Friday, September 16, 2011


Like a bad penny - or a good boomerang - President Obama keeps turning up in Ohio, transparently campaigning in what the White House hopes will still be a battleground state this time next year. After Tuesday's Columbus visit demanding more deficit spending, the big guy is making a stop in Cincinnati next week... to demand more deficit spending.

Comin' around again
As right-wing kooks warned long before Obama's inauguration, the president has nothing to offer besides unsustainable government dependency. His latest spending bill is another case study in how to be Campaigner-in-Chief: a huge pander to unions and public employees, with just enough temporary tax relief to provide a centrist veneer.

In Ohio and throughout the country, local governments are grappling with the reality that governors can't continue shoveling money their direction, because Washington can't keep throwing money at the states. We can barely argue about spending public funds on "guns" versus "butter": years of butter-budgeting have us buried in debt.

On this key issue, the Obama administration has been an abject failure. Congressman Paul Ryan, a Miami University alum, sets this fact into stark relief in a series of videos discussing his Path to Prosperity budget. Check them out, if you haven't already - the third was just released this week:

Compare the GOP plan with Obamanomics, which hinges on complete denial of the most avoidable financial crisis mankind has ever seen.

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Cross-posted at that hero.

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