Posts Tagged ‘Clinton surplus’

Barack Obama, The Liar Without Shame, Integrity Or Honor

March 12, 2013

We’ve seen Obama take a GIANT hit in his approval/disapproval polls in the last few weeks.  He is now at his lowest level of approval (and highest level of disapproval) since November 2011.

What we saw four years ago (when we voted for this turd the first time) was a man who dishonestly promised to be something completely different from what he really was.  And last year when we re-elected the same turd we now know that we fell for the same trick again.  The American people finally saw through the media filter of propaganda and saw the vile lies that were constantly drooling out of the mouth of Obama over the sequester.  And they voiced that they didn’t like what this lying fraud was doing enough that Obama changed his “war on the Republican Party” with his “charm offensive” where he finally meets with the Republicans after YEARS of refusing to meet with them.

Obama assumed his new term on January 20; it was only a month later that the American people started to turn on their Liar in Chief.

Democrats believe that they will retake the House (as well as keep the Senate) two years from now in 2014.  But they have already forgotten the historic ass kicking they suffered in 2010 when Republicans surged to historic gains both nationally and across the states.

The same thing is shaping up again for 2014.  Obama and Democrats are fascists who will go beyond both the acceptable level of restraint every single time they’re trusted with power.

On my view, it’s too late.  The beast is coming; we made certain of that in our stupid and depraved vote for Obama.  And the American people have demonstrated levels of ignorance, foolishness, wickedness, and an inability to do anything but emotionally react such that we sway from one party’s victory and then go the exact opposite direction in the very next election.

Ultimately, until the soon-coming collapse of America, the “electorate” will be increasingly composed of a people who have been sold a) the Marxist class warfare lie of a “State” that will redistribute the wealth and b) the racist and race warfare lie that black people and Hispanic people in particular will get to benefit as Democrats punish white people and buy their vote with other people’s money.  Even if they’re illegal immigrants.

When we collapse under the sheer weight of our debt and our moral stupidity, the beast will come just as we deserve.

The beast will be the fulfillment of every single big government dream that Obama ever had.  He will literally seize complete power over the economy, instituting a mark that will completely control access as to who buys and who sells.

We’ve already voted for that vision.  We’ve already voted that one day we want to take that mark of the beast as a society.

And in the ensuing collapse of America – that liberals have been dreaming about creating and exploiting for fifty years – the people will demand that the State take care of them and help them.  In doing so, they will be turning to the very thing that destroyed the economy in the first place.  But in the last days, the Word tells us that the world will be gripped by a spirit of delusion.

It’s interesting how media propaganda works.

Liberals – and even more importantly liberal “journalists” who are constitutionally required to be objective but are now nothing but political propagandists – have been telling us for YEARS how Bill Clinton created a surplus and George Bush squandered it.  They didn’t bother to tell you that we got to a “surplus” only AFTER Republicans historically took control of both the House and the Senate two years into Clinton’s presidency, or that Bill Clinton first had to admit that “the era of big government is over”, or that it had been the Republican Contract with America that brought Republicans to power that promised balanced budgets.  Liberals and “journalists” are simply pathologically dishonest people, and facts are things that must be denied or ignored altogether as they fabricate new “facts” in the place of the truth.

But it is actually even WORSE.  For years and years, Democrats have been talking about a “Clinton surplus” THAT NEVER EVEN EXISTED IN THE FIRST PLACE.

It turns out that the entire Clinton budget “surplus” was the theoretical existing-ONLY-on-paper CBO PROJECTION that was based on erroneous assumptions that resulted in a “surplus” that NEVER HAPPENED.

The CBO projected a surplus that actually became a DEFICIT.

And Democrats then perverted their fantasy “surplus” into a war against tax cuts, arguing that Clinton gave us a “surplus” with his higher tax rates and Bush gave us a deficit with his lower tax rates:

President Obama and congressional Democrats are blaming their trillion-dollar budget deficits on the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003. Letting these tax cuts expire is their answer. Yet the data flatly contradict this “tax cuts caused the deficits” narrative. Consider the three most persistent myths:

The Bush tax cuts wiped out last decade’s budget surpluses. Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.), for example, has long blamed the tax cuts for having “taken a $5.6 trillion surplus and turned it into deficits as far as the eye can see.” That $5.6 trillion surplus never existed. It was a projection by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in January 2001 to cover the next decade. It assumed that late-1990s economic growth and the stock-market bubble (which had already peaked) would continue forever and generate record-high tax revenues. It assumed no recessions, no terrorist attacks, no wars, no natural disasters, and that all discretionary spending would fall to 1930s levels.

The projected $5.6 trillion surplus between 2002 and 2011 will more likely be a $6.1 trillion deficit through September 2011. So what was the cause of this dizzying, $11.7 trillion swing? I’ve analyzed CBO’s 28 subsequent budget baseline updates since January 2001. These updates reveal that the much-maligned Bush tax cuts, at $1.7 trillion, caused just 14% of the swing from projected surpluses to actual deficits (and that is according to a “static” analysis, excluding any revenues recovered from faster economic growth induced by the cuts).

The CENTER of the Democrat Party’s attack against Republican Party economic policies was A LIE.

It was a lie that was reported as a “fact” by a completely dishonest and evil mainstream media again and again and again and again.  And they are STILL generating that lie as a “fact.”

I wondered about that “fact” given that liberals kept claiming a “Clinton surplus” when the debt went UP every single year of Clinton’s presidency.

I also historically documented the FACT that tax revenues have INCREASED every single time the tax rates have been CUT because allowing people to actually keep their own damn money is a powerful incentive to invest and start businesses and expand and thus grow the economy and the overall tax base.

I am somebody who interacts with the news dang near every day as well as somebody who is particularly interested in topics such as the so-called (and now we know is FALSELY so-called) “Clinton budget surplus.”  And yet I did not see that admission that the whole thing was a “projection” that amounted to smoke and mirrors.  It is amazing how difficult it is for truth to filter through in these last days.

Other than “the devil” and “evil”, the complete dishonesty and bias of the mainstream media is probably the single leading reason that the beast will come.  You need to understand that God ordained the coming seven years of pure hell on earth called the Tribulation to judge mankind for its wickedness.  We’re smiling on homosexual sodomy marriage that produces no children while we pile the tiny carcasses of the most innocent of all human beings on the alter of “a woman’s right to choose” to burn in hell.  And we’re doing it with a defiant annoncement that it is a good thing to rebel against God.  The seven years of Tribulation is coming because the world has reached that point.  And I greive to say that the United States led the world into debauchery and open defiance against its God.  And when you’ve got these kinds of lies all around you every single day that we BELIEVE “the Clinton budget surplus” because it’s become a fact through sheer Big Lie repetition, we’re ready to receive the mark of the beast that will be sold to us the same way.  And we are seeing more lies passed off as “truth” today than ever before in this nation.  The media is leading us to hell every bit as much as the Democrat Party is; if anything the Democrat Party is the constantly shifting political wing of the cultural monster of the mainstream media.  We’re fish swimming around in the toxic brew of our culture and our gills are clogged with its muck.

Obama, of course, has repeatedly cited the “fact” that tax cuts massively increase budget deficits as the centerpiece of his Marxist class warfare demand for higher and higher and higher taxes.  And he is a liar for having seized that big lie.

We just saw Obama resort to so many outright lies in his sequester demagoguery that it was beyond unreal.  The man literally counts on the mainstream media’s ability to obliterate facts and substitute lies in their place.  Thank God that lies haven’t completely covered this land and most people KNOW Obama lied about the sequester that despite his lies was actually HIS creation in the first place.

In the same way that Obama kept talking about “balance” during the sequester debate when all he was in fact doing was drooling out one wicked lie after another instead of manifesting ANY “balance” whatsoever, Obama has also routinely said that he was personally responsible for the increase in oil production.

That’s as big of a lie as his slandering George Bush with a four trillion dollar debt over four years before Obama himself ran up SIX TRILLION DOLLARS of debt in only FOUR years.

Oil production has massively declined on the federal lands under Obama’s jurisdiction.  The only increase in production has largely occurred on private lands where Obama has little sway.  But to the extent he’s been able to, Obama has thwarted all the private oil harvesting that he could kill.  And the increase has occurred IN SPITE of his aggressive efforts to destroy oil whether we need it or not.

We know all the damn lies this liar told us to sell his damn ObamaCare fascism.

Because of the domination of the mainstream media that is throughly and in fact pathologically dishonest and biased, and thanks to the presidency of the most vile liar that America has ever seen, we are being led by the nose and duped by lies just as has happened so many times to nations whose wicked leaders had defied God.

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A Hope For Some Rare Awareness About The Economy

July 21, 2008

I was in a Wal Mart store a little while back, and got into an argument with an older employee with whom I have periodically chatted.

In that discussion, I discovered that the man was a Democrat, and a pretty liberal one to boot.

And I learned that he had a terribly flawed memory about the Clinton years.

His primary contention was that he had never seen the regional economy so bad. He told me, “When Clinton was president, I had no trouble finding work. But now this Wal Mart job is the best I can get.”

Well, to put it into six words: he’s wrong, wrong, and more wrong.

The Press Enterprise, Riverside County’s (and the Inland Empire’s) largest paper, had a front-page article on July 19 titled “Inland unemployment rate hits 8 percent, highest in 9 years.”

I didn’t have to pull out my calculator to realize that “nine years ago we were in the height of the Clinton presidency.

So why on earth was my liberal Democrat friend at Wal Mart so completely wrong?

Partially because that’s precisely what the media told him to think (you ever hear that sarcastic expression, ‘If I want your opinion I’ll give it to you’?).

John R. Lott did a study that demonstrated that the media viewed the economy through rose-colored glasses during the Clinton years even when the economy was in fact entering a recession. By contrast, we have been hearing the word “recession” for the better part of a year now under a Republican president even when the economy was actually growing and even though the economy is STILL not in recession according to the standard definition of the term. When Bill Clinton was president, the media largely saw even negative news through rose-colored glasses. By contrast, throughout the Bush presidency, the media has been hypercritical – as well as hypocritical – of virtually every economic development.

It is simply a demonstrable fact that the media have for years given Democratic administrations’ economic performance every benefit of the doubt, and given Republican administrations’ economic performance an unrelentingly critical review. Republicans aren’t angry that the media is portraying the economy as being in a recession; they are angry because the media subjectively and unfairly refuse to evaluate Democrat-managed economies by the same standards.

And when it comes to the economy, perception often becomes reality, because people who think that the economy is tanking will invariably begin to act in ways that subsequently cause the economy to tank. As one example, if people are continually told that the economy will worsen and the housing market will continue to decline, will they buy homes now, or will they hold off and wait for the market to further decline and lower prices further? But by waiting, they are actually contributing to the market’s actual decline.

So the same media that helps to create positive perceptions of the economy during Democratic administrations helps to undermine the economy during Republican administrations. They frequently resort to downright irresponsible reporting to do so. And when Democrat and former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich used the term “DEPRESSION” to describe the Bush economy, he was going beyond even the irresponsible media and pandering to the very lowest form of demagoguery.

Is our economy really doing so terrible?

Just to demonstrate how horrifyingly irresponsible Robert Reich was in his prediction of a “Bush depression” on March 14, 2008, the VERY NEXT DAY the story emerged that the United States continues to have the best and most competitive economy in the world!

I hate to be rude, but Reich revealed himself for the vile little pandering and demagoguing rodent that he is. Yet rabid little rat or not, he continues to be paraded from elite media network to network with all the fanfare of an enlightened analyst who truly understands what is going on.

My liberal friend at Wal Mart assured me that the economy was always great under Clinton, and that Clinton balanced the budget. The fact that neither statement is true doesn’t matter. Today’s liberals are fitted with psychological filters designed to prevent truth from entering their minds.

First of all, Bill Clinton most certainly did not get off to all that great of a start as president. If he had, he wouldn’t have contributed to the greatest landslide in political history with a massive 52 seat swing in the ’94 midterm elections that put the Republicans in power for the next dozen years.

Furthermore, President Clinton – all ubiquitous media misrepresentation aside – most certainly DID NOT balance the budget. What he did was fiddle with the numbers to pay off the public debt by borrowing from the intergovernmental debt (particularly from the Social Security Trust Fund). The so-called “Clinton surplus” is simply a myth: The national debt continued to grow and grow and grow, and the last Clinton budget was $133.29 billion in the red.

And when President Clinton left office, he also left President Bush with an economy that was very definitely stumbling into a recession about as bad as the one we’re stumbling into now. He also left President Bush with Osama bin Laden (when he rejected a Somali offer to literally hand him over to us) and with an al Qaeda that was growing stronger and stronger after repeatedly attacking the United States throughout the Clinton administration.

Mansoor Ijaz, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote in the Los Angeles Times that:

Clinton’s failure to grasp the opportunity to unravel increasingly organized extremists, coupled with Berger’s assessments of their potential to directly threaten the U.S., represents one of the most serious foreign policy failures in American history.

Please don’ think that the vicious 9/11 attacks – which President Clinton could have nipped in the bud by taking out its chief leader and architect – didn’t massively hurt the U.S. economy. Yet a liberal media ensured that President Bush duly received all the blame for both the recession and the attack.

The Press Enterprise article points out that a year ago, the two-county unemployment figure was a reasonable 5.9%. If anything, we have Nancy Pelosi and her “commonsense plan” to thank as much as anyone for the dramatic increase that has taken place during the oversight of a Democratic-controlled House and Senate. But you can count on the fact that the media will never connect the economic downturn to the Democrat’s control of Congress the way they routinely connect President Bush to it.

What’s caused the dramatic negative economic turnaround in the last year?

Is it the sky-high increase in oil prices? I have written again and again that it is Democrats – and Democrats virtually alone – who deserve the blame for the current situation by refusing to allow us to act in a responsible way by drilling the oil we have right under our feet and right off our shores.

See my articles (in order from the earliest to the most recent):

Democrat’s ‘Commonsense Plan’ Revealed: Let’s Nationalize the Oil Industry

Blame Democrats for Sky-High Gas Prices

Democrats Block US Energy Independence, Send Gas Prices Soaring

Democrat’s Ideological Stand Against Domestic Oil Terrible for US Economy & Security

If You Want $12 A Gallon Gas, Vote for Obama and Democrats

Pelosi, Reid, and Obama: The Three Stooges of American Energy Policy

Is it the secondary market fiasco and the subsequent housing market collapse? While Republicans deservedly merit some of the blame, let us not forget that it was Democrats who demanded that poor and unqualified borrowers had to have access to home loans. And let us not forget that the principle political figures involved in the subsequent scandal have been Democrats (Former Fannie Mae Chairman and former Barack Obama key assistant Jim Johnson, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad headline the list among other prominent Democrats).

The media that would have left no stone unturned in launching exhaustive and well-covered investigations into Republicans in any kind of similar situation has conveniently allowed the Democrat’s scandal to vanish off the headlines. They continue to play the part – of Democrat apologist and enabler – that they have chosen for themselves all along.

And we saw an all-too typical example of Democrats and the media ganging up to harm the economy under a Republican administration. Sen. Charles Schumer unnecessarily notified the public of the impending federal takeover of IndyMac in California, creating the equally unnecessary lines and panic among account holders. And then there was the media flocking like vultures, breathlessly envisioning one worst-case scenario for the American economy after another.

Don’t you DARE try to claim that Democrats – who were so utterly consumed with investigating baseball players’ for allegations of steroid abuse and with repeatedly demonzing oil executives at one communist-type show trial “hearing” after another that they were entirely blindsided by the secondary market collapse – were one iota less to blame than the Republicans even at their worst.

And don’t you dare believe that Republicans under George Bush mismanaged the economy in spite of the Democrats’ best attempts to keep it rolling smoothly along. If anything, it was precisely the other way around.

My liberal friend is responsible for unquestioningly believing the liberal media spin rather than engaging in the critical thinking that would let him see the truth about the disinformation campaign going around all around him. Please don’t make the same mistake.