Here’s what you need to know. First, I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits — either now or in the future. (Applause.) I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period. And to prove that I’m serious, there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to come forward with more spending cuts if the savings we promised don’t materialize. (Applause.) Now, part of the reason I faced a trillion-dollar deficit when I walked in the door of the White House is because too many initiatives over the last decade were not paid for — from the Iraq war to tax breaks for the wealthy. (Applause.) I will not make that same mistake with health care.Sound familiar? That quote is right off of whitehouse.gov, from a speech to Congress in September of 2009.
"I will not sign a plan that adds ONE DIME to our deficits." What brazen hypocrisy! What unmitigated gall! What a world-class, in-your-face liar!
Now who said this?
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 cannot 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.Oh come on, you already know, right?
I mean, who else would have the gall to say something like that just two years before taking control of decisions that would increase U.S. debt exponentially--more debt in six years than in all the rest of our nation's history?
Can you say "unmatched hypocrisy"?
Can you say "unmatched, brazen opportunist"?
It may be that most of the folks who voted for this guy did so for the most noble of reasons--not because he was a Democrat or black, or because they wanted more taxpayer-funded freebies. But if you people who voted him in--twice--have kids, I hope it finally dawns on you what you've done to them by electing this guy.
The statement above was made by then-senator B. H. Obama in March 2006--roughly a month before he began his campaign for the White House.