It is interesting to me how the current administration is so child-like in its actions. One of the signs a child is becoming an adult is the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own actions. In light of the recent U.S. credit rating downgrade, democrats are scurrying to place the blame wherever they can. Barney Frank, famous for his part in the Fannie May/ Freddie Mac fiasco, is blaming the U.S. military. John Kerry, Howard Dean, and David Axelrod are, of course, blaming the “terrorist” organization known as the Tea Party (which while expected, is so blatently absurd it defies comprehension).
The Tea Party conservatives are the only ones who offered any real plans to fix the problem; i.e. Cut, Cap, and Balance and Mack’s Penny Plan. The Tea Party has consistently fought against the dangerous borrowing and out-of-control spending by both the spend-happy Democrats and the fiscally irresponsible Republicans, that have caused this problem.
The current administration (as in Obama’s administration), would hear none of it!!!
Back when our schools actually taught reading, writing, mathematics, and some personal integrity (rather than simply how to get by and work the government entitlement system), even an eight-grader would have realized that you cannot borrow 40 cents of every dollar you spend for very long without creating disasterous results.
It is interesting to note that S&P never mentioned a “lack of revenue or more taxes” problem; but was clearly focused on America’s sky-rocketing debt and out-of-control spending. S&P had also let it be known that if Congress could pass $4 trillion in real spending cuts, say as in CUT, CAP, AND BALANCE, the government could have avoided the credit rating downgrade! And a furious Obama, in his day-late and dollar-short press conference, lashed out at S&P for trying to sabotage his presidency.
The fact is that a year ago, Obama’s own Simpson-Bowles Debt Commission recommended many of the same measures included in the Cut, Cap & Balance plan, but of course Obama, being Omniscient, would not listen. Instead we got this ludicris “compromise” in which the “proposed budget cuts” included in the plan were wiped out in one day of government spendng. Democrats are just so good at playing the blame game! Here are some more examples:
- Obama blames wrangling for “downgrade”
- Obama blames Reagan for America’s debt and out-of-control spending
- Obama blames ATMS for high unemployment
- Obama blames Arab Spring and Tsunami in Japan for lack of jobs
- Obama blames YOU for high gas prices
- Obama blames lazy oil companies for America’s energy shortfall
- Obama blames Congress for Jobs
- Obama blames U.S. high schools for dissing him
- Obama blames everyone else on oil prices
- Obama blames Bush, media and American consumers for craptastic economy
- Obama blames everyone for everything
Hmmm! I am begining to see a trend here … can you?
I did read that Obama is talking to a former Reagon aid (an expert on using trickle-down Reagonomics) to fix the debt problem … hmmmm!