Daily Archives: August 24, 2011

I took my medicine and fixed this!

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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Source: http://blog.heritage.org/2009/05/12/obama-spending-tax-trends-charted/

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Sources: http://130.94.230.21/debt_history.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_U.S._public_debt

http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

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He can’t blame this on Congress

Following his Talk About the Economy bus tour and while he’s been enjoying a posh vacay on Martha’s Vineyard at taxpayers’ expense, Obama’s approval ratings sank to their lowest ever. On Sunday, he told reporters it was Congress’ fault.

In other words, he thinks we’re too dumb to know the difference between him and Congress.

Sorry, Barry.  Recent polls demonstrate clearly that the problem isn’t stupid Americans. It’s YOU.

August 1, 2011: A CNN poll taken at the end of the debt ceiling debate:

  • Obama      Approve 45%   Disapprove 52%   No opinion 2%
  • Congress   Approve 14%  Disapprove 84%   No opinion 2%
  • Difference   Approve 31%  Disapprove 32%

August 16-20, 2011:  Two GALLUP polls

  • Obama      Approve 40%   Disapprove 53%   No opinion 7%
  • Congress   Approve 13%   Disapprove 84%   No opinion 3%
  • Difference   Approve 27%   Disapprove 31%

Congress’ numbers have stayed the same throughout August. It’s Barry’s numbers that have dropped. There’s been a slight increase in disapproval since the CNN poll, but the BIG change has been among people who still approved of Obama three weeks ago. Now? Not so much. Five percent more of them now say they don’t know what to think of him.

Five percent. And that is ALL on him. Not bad Congress that can’t get anything done. Not the evil House majority that is so whipped by the Tea Party. And not stupid Americans who don’t know the difference between Congress and the President.

Him. Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

Sources:

August 1, 2011: CNN/ORC poll

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/08/02/rel12a.pdf

August 16-20, 2011: Gallup polls

http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

http://www.gallup.com/poll/149009/Congressional-Job-Approval-Ties-Historic-Low.aspx

August 21, 2011: Obama says his low approval rating is a reflection of public unhappiness with Congress.

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-low-rating-shows-unhappiness-congress-132843998.html

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Two-thirds of voters have LESS respect now

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Hat tip to RedPill.

Source: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history

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$824 billion per year difference

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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Federal spending bills must be passed by both the House and the Senate, then signed by the President. Therefore, it is fair to say that the party that controls two or three of these three bodies “owns” the results of federal spending. And this includes the federal debt.

  • From 1981-1989, Republicans controlled the Senate and the White House under Republican President Reagan. Average annual increase in the federal debt (in 2011 dollars) = $331.96 billion/yr.
  • From 1989-1994, Democrats controlled the House and Senate for four years under Republican President Bush (41) then for two more years under Democratic President Clinton. Average annual increase in the federal debt (in 2011 dollars) = $324.62 billion/yr.
  • 1995-2006: Republicans controlled the House and Senate for six years under Democratic President Clinton, then for another six years under Republican President Bush (43).  Average annual increase in the federal debt (in 2011 dollars) = $198.29 billion/yr.
  • 2007-Present: Democrats controlled the House and the Senate for two years under Republican President Bush (43) and two years under Democratic President Obama. Republicans won the House, depriving Democrats of their hat trick for 2011-2012, but Democrats still control the Senate and the White House. Average annual increase in the federal debt (in 2011 dollars) = $1,022.53 billion/yr.

The saying, “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the parties” was pretty much true for the 14 year period between 1981 to 1994.

  • Republicans avg increase: $331.96 billion/yr.
  • Democrats avg increase:    $324.62 billion/yr.

But there has been FAR MORE than a dime’s worth of difference between the parties for the 17 years between 1995 and 2010 … like $824 billion dollars per year difference!

Republicans avg increase:  $  198.29 billion/yr.

Democrats avg increase:    $1,022.53 billion/yr.

(NOTE: Without correcting for inflation, Democrats look even worse with $910 billion per year higher spending than Republicans.)

For fair comparison purposes, I converted the actual dollars into 2011 dollars, then subtracted the beginning from the ending to get the change, then divided that by the number of years to get the average annual increases. Here are my figures and sources, if anyone cares to check my math! Please let me know if I goofed. I went over everything 3 times, but you never know what kind of Senior Moments may hve occurred! 🙂

Actual numbers:                                       In 2011 dollars

End of 1980: $   930.21 billion                              $2,550.42 billion

End of 1989: $ 2,857.43 billion                            $5,206.10 billion

8 years under Republicans:

Increase in federal debt = $1,927.22 billion          $2,655.68 billion

Average annual increase = $240.90 billion/yr        $331.96 billion/yr

 

End of 1989: $ 2,857.43 billion                            $5,206.10 billion

End of 1994: $7,153.82 billion                             $7,153.82 billion

6 years under Democrats:

Increase in federal debt = $1,835.32 billion       $1,947.72 billion

Average annual increase = $ 305.89 billion/yr       $324.62 billion/yr

 

End of 1994: $4,692.75 billion                             $7,153.82 billion

End of 2006: $8,506.97 billion                             $9,533.29 billion

12 years under Republicans:

Increase in federal debt = $3,814.22 billion      $2,379.47 billion

Average annual increase = $317.85 billion/yr        $198.29 billion/yr

 

End of 2006: $8,506.97 billion                             $9,533.29 billion

August 24, 2011: $14,645.93 billion                     $14,645.93 billion

5 years under Democrats:

Increase in federal debt = $6,138.96                      $  5,112.64 billion

Average annual increase = $1,227.79 billion/yr      $1,022.53 billion/yr

 

Sources:

http://130.94.230.21/debt_history.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_U.S._public_debt

http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

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THE WEDNESDAY GRUDGE

posted by Pistol Pete

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ADDED $9.5 B IN NEW REGULATIONS LAST MONTH

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/08/obama_administration_added_95_billion_in_new_regulations_last_month.html

SUCKER-ING CALIFORNIA

EPA runs roughshod,continues to destroy lives

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/582526/201108231846/Sucker-ing-California.htm

CHECK THIS OUT

KRUGMAN:IF ONLY THE EARTHQUAKE HAD DONE MORE DAMAGE THE ECONOMY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A BOOST

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/08/23/krugman-if-only-the-earthquake-had-done-more-damage-the-economy-would-have-gotten-a-boost/

IT REALLY WAS THE SPENDING,STUPID

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/582465/201108231832/Yes-Spending-Is-Our-Problem.htm

BLACK LAWMAKERS WANT OBAMA TO DO MORE TO CREATE JOBS

Let them bitch all they want,they’ll still vote for him

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/23/2371894/black-lawmakers-want-obama-to.html

TEA PARTY BRANDED ‘THE REAL ENEMY’

They have to blame somebody for their ineptitude

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/08/23/negative-tea-party-talk-continues-now-branded-the-real-enemy/

BIDEN TO CHINA: ‘I FULLY UNDERSTAND YOUR ONE CHILD POLICY’

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/08/22/biden-to-china-i-fully-understand-your-one-child-policy/

WHITE HOUSE SAYS WHEN BIDEN SAYS HE FULLY UNDERSTANDS CHINA’S ONE CHILD POLICY HR TOTALLY MEANT THE OPPOSITE

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/08/23/white-house-when-biden-said-he-fully-understands-chinas-one-child-policy-he-totally-meant-the-opposite/

ILLINOIS LOSES MOST JOBS IN NATION

http://www.illinoispolicy.org/news/article.asp?ArticleSource=4362

WHY OBAMA CAN’T LEAD

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/why_obama_cant_lead.html

RICK PERRY:MACHO,MACHO MAN

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bthesite/the-ridiculous-report-blog/bal-rick-perry-macho-macho-man-20110822,0,5021868.story

WOMAN ENCOURAGED HUSBAND TO IMPREGNATE 12-YEAR OLD SO THEY COULD CLAIM MORE BENEFITS

White trash personified

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029273/Woman-encouraged-husband-sex-12-year-old-girl-benefits.html

ROVE SMEARS PERRY–JUST FOR KICKS

SHARPTONGUE GIVEN HIS OWN PROGRAM ON MSLSD

CALLED ‘PoliticsNation’–sound familiar?All we lack are the ‘tics.’ I’ll be here all week;try the veal.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/08/23/al-sharpton-officially-given-his-own-msnbc-show-politicsnation

VIDEO:MARTHA’S VINEYARD RESIDENTS TELL OBAMA TO ‘GO HOME!’

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/08/marthas-vineyard-residents-tell-obama-to-go-home-video/

PREGNANT TEEN BEGGED FOR HER LIFE BEFORE BEING MURDERED

Welcome to Obamaland

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-charinez-jefferson-timothy-jones-pregnant-teen-chicago-southwest-side-killing-shooting-20110822,0,4708681.story

DOG KEEPS WATCH OVER FALLEN SEALS CASKET DURING FUMERAL

Faithful to the end

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/heart-wrenching-image-dog-keeps-watch-over-fallen-seals-casket-during-funeral/

THE INCOME GAP CON GAME

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/the_income_gap_con_game.html

POLLUTION FINES IRK SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DRIVERS

‘We’re from the government,and we’re here to rob you.’

http://www.kcra.com/news/28947508/detail.html#ixzz1VvCYA5BM

HISPANIC APPROVAL OF OBAMA AT ALL-TIME LOW DESPITE AMNESTY MOVE

http://standwitharizona.com/blog/2011/08/23/doh-hispanic-approval-for-obama-falls-to-all-time-low-despite-amnesty-move/

SPENDING,NOT ENTITLEMENTS, CREATED HUGE DEFICITS

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/york-spending-not-entitlements-created-deficits

DOES OBAMA HAVE ANY IDEA WHY THE NEW DEAL FAILED?

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?print=yes&id=45693

LIBERALS FEAR CITIZENS CARRYING GUNS

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Just what America needs

I was skeptical at first whether this was a real book; I thought it might be the work of a prankster. But I checked online, and the title seems to be available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, WalMart, and other retailers, so I’m guessing it must be for real.

I expect your first thought on seeing it was: Just what we need — more idiots working for government. Yeah, that was my first thought too.

Here are a few of the customer comments about this book on Amazon.com:

“Absolutely capital idea for a book, because clearly complete idiots are underrepresented in the ranks of government employees.” –Michael S.

“Everything you need to know about being deadwood that can’t be fired is found in this book. Yes that’s right, live off the taxpayer with great travel opportunities and of course complimentary membership in the union of your choice (for the first month, union fees assessed retroactively).” –Jabez

“I plunked down the money from my recently-cashed welfare check and bought this book a few weeks ago. It has changed my life! Not only do I now have a government job with health benefits and a pension, but I was able to move out of my parents’ basement and into a rent-controlled apartment. As luck would have it, a gorgeous tattooed lady on a motorized scooter was purchasing this book at the same time, and when our eyes met we fell in love. That night she introduced me to her children and they each told me about their fathers. Three kids, three fathers, woohoo. I can’t wait to start a family with this lady and soak the taxpayers for our health care and dental costs. Of course the dentistry is for me, she ain’t got no teeth.” –Ted M.

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