Unbelievable. How does the Associated Press improve the people’s impression of President Obama’s approval numbers overnight? Completely change the sample and under-estimate the number of Republicans by half.
You asked for it, you’re gonna get it for now! We’ve got the toll free line in place and working for callers and we even have Ed Morrissey and Scott Bates for guests during the big show!
Just a great analysis by Ed Morrissey on the Obama year in office and the resulting deficit. It break down the difference in debt since the Democrats took control … how the Democrats played “cat and mouse” with Bush before the FY 09 budget was enacted … and how one man and one Congress robbed your kids like never before.
The latest posting from the Treasury Department shows the National Debt has increased over $2 trillion since President Obama took office.
The debt now stands at $12.6 trillion. On the day Mr. Obama took office it was $10.6 trillion.
President George W. Bush still holds the record for the most debt run up on his watch: $4.9 trillion. But it took him over four years to rack up the first two trillion dollars in debt. It has taken Mr. Obama 421 days.
None of this of course let’s the Republicans off the hook on any of this. After forcing Bill Clinton to balance the budget upon winning the House in ’94 … they reverted to a candy store mentality from 01 on and began adding to the deficit again. Yes, a recession and boosting a teetering economy after 9-11, had much to do with it all. But two wars, and an expansion of Medicare needed to be paid for either by spending cuts elsewhere or increased revenues and they were not.
That said, this President has redefined “spendthrift”.
Neither of those figures showers the GOP in any glory. However, both of those figures pale in comparison to the damage Democrats have done in half the time:
- Counting Democratic control from their ascension after the 2006 midterms (from 1/2/2007 forward), Democratic Congresses have added $3.96 trillion in just over three years.
- Counting it by fiscal years, Democrats have added $3.57 trillion since 10/1/2007 (the beginning of their FY2008 budget) in 30 months.
This a must read, and since this is what I used to do for a living, the analysis took a lot of time. Something worthwhile always does.
Our friend Ed Morrissey was honored earlier today as CPAC’s blogger of the year. He was introduced by Rush Limbaugh and almost speechless when he got up to the podium. Congrats buddy!
I figured something may have been up when Ed and AP were off at the first “company meeting” a few weeks ago, and AP dropped a hint last night. I asked Ed Morrissey about it last night, and he said “Something is coming – all good, tho”.
Trying this again! I’ll be a guest on The Ed Morrissey Show tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec. 1) at 3:30 p.m. ET. Ed’s been a guest on my show a few times and I’m excited to talk with Ed and his Internet audience. Join us for the fun. Update: Added video and audio from Ed’s show to this post. Read more
Just a quick heads-up for listeners. Ed Morrissey from Hot Air will be on the air today with Jim on Sound Off Connecticut at 11 a.m. ET. For those of you who miss the live interview, we’ll have the MP3 posted later today the audio is now available.
Here’s the audio from Jim’s interview with Ed Morrissey from Hot Air this morning.