America On Course For Fifth Straight Trillion Dollar Deficit

Obama Visits Michigan Diesel Plant To Discuss Economy

No matter what happens with the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, America is almost certainly headed for a fifth consecutive year with a budget deficit over $1 trillion.

The Treasury said Wednesday the deficit last month was $22 billion more than the October mark and up from $137 billion in November 2011.
The numbers paint a gloomy picture of the country’s fiscal health and could complicate already delicate negotiations in Washington over tax rates and spending cuts with a deadline looming to to avert a fiscal crisis.

The Treasury said the unexpired jump was the result of a calendar quirk that pulled into November about $33 billion in benefits payments slated for December.

The new number could puts the country on pace to notch its fifth-straight annual deficit over $1 trillion. The government finished the 2012 budget year, which ends Sept. 30, with a deficit of $1.1 trillion.

Remember, this is happening under a President who pledged, while campaigning for his first term in 2008, to cut the budget deficit in half in his first term. If he’d followed through on that, we should be at a $500 billion budget deficit (or about a $200 billion deficit, assuming he was talking about the last Bush-era deficit of around $400 billion).

He hasn’t, instead engaging in an aggressive round of spending increases in the name of “stimulus” and green energy “investment,” among other things. Spending is up more than 27% over the last Bush-era budget in 2008, and nearly 8% from Obama’s first budget.

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Tax revenues, meanwhile, have actually been growing since 2009 when they hit bottom after the housing market meltdown:

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So how do we maintain a $1 trillion budget deficit even though tax revenues have been growing? Spending is growing even faster.

Spending is our problem. Not taxes. Spending cuts will fix our deficit problem, not tax hikes. Especially not with Obama’s rich cronies hiding their money from tax increases.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • SigFan

    But how can it be a budget deficit when they haven’t passed a budget? It’s just flat out spending every penny he can get his hands on.

    • Rob

      Well even without a budget, we still have spending and we still have revenues. And when spending is more than revenues, we have a deficit.

      Budgets are an instrument through which you plan revenues and spending so as to avoid deficits.

      • kevindf
        • $8194357

          John 8:43-45
          New King James Version (NKJV)

          43 Why do you not understand My speech?
          Because you are not able to listen to My word.
          44 You are of your father the devil,
          and the desires of your father you want to do.
          He was a murderer from the beginning,
          and does not stand in the truth,
          because there is no truth in him.
          When he speaks a lie,
          he speaks from his own resources,
          for he is a liar and the father of it.
          45 But because I tell the truth,
          you do not believe Me.

      • two_amber_lamps

        It’s obvious the left has figured out that under continuing resolution spending, despite the fact that spending is supposed to remain the same or be reduced, they can somehow manipulate the system and in fact spend MORE year to year. It’s obviously in their interest NOT to pass a budget, else they would do so.

        It’s also obvious what they intend to do…. implode the economy and destroy the nation, then use that opportunity to “rebuild” it according to their glorious vision. Leftist spending policy reminds me of that old Castrol commercial.

        “The Communists have won in America with Obama. … Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society….. Who
        could ever [have] imagined anyone so willing to destroy [capitalism]
        like Obama, much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama. They
        read history in America don’t they? Alas, the schools in the U.S. were
        conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving
        the way for their Communist president.”

        -Xavier Lerma (writer for the Russian news outlet Pravda)

        • $8194357

          The whole world sees whats happened to America…
          Most here are blind, deaf and dumb to it…
          Just the way it is…Deception is strong.

          There are many things about tommorrow
          I do not understand….
          But I know who holds tommorrow….
          And who it is that holds my hand…………

  • FR

    Just words — just speeches.

    • $8194357

      Lies are words too ya know..

      Psalm 119:42-44
      New King James Version (NKJV)

      42 So shall I have an answer for him who reproaches me,
      For I trust in Your word.
      43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
      For I have hoped in Your ordinances.
      44 So shall I keep Your law continually,
      Forever and ever.

      John 3:14-17
      New King James Version (NKJV)

      14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
      even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
      15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but[a] have eternal life.
      16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
      that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

      17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
      but that the world through Him might be saved.

  • $8194357

    DC is just the fiat debt ponzi jockeys riding the global
    wealth redistribution agenda..
    They been doing the international olagarchys bidding
    “knowingly or unknowingly” for the last 100 years at least…

    Barry is the Boy who would be king that will bring this debt
    deconstruction horse
    home for the elitists running the UN Agendas.
    He’s the jockey applying the whip to cross the finish line, huh.

    New World Order just across the finish line….

    Have your dhimmi subjects pay for their own enslavement…
    Don’t forget to “disarm” them as well as this is what caliphates
    have done for the last 1400 years…
    All facist political systems come from the same root system..
    Parasitic ideological brothers (sisters..enviromental fanatisms) of lucifers agendas..
    Go mother russia go..Go jihad go…Go team…

    He paid a debt He did not owe..
    I owed a debt I could not pay…
    It was Jesus who took those sins away..
    Now I sing Amazing Grace how sweet Thou art….
    And the temporal realm continues its submissions
    to ideological and physical dhimmitude…

    • realitybasedbob

      OH TOO BAD, Gun Nut!
      If you had thrown in a ‘Socialist’ or perhaps, ‘Kenyan’, you would have had a perfect nutter score.

      Very nice effort though.

      • $8194357

        Lap dog…
        Your daddy the father of all lies is calling you..
        Can’t you hear him?

        The Word of Truth is at the center of all He did..
        The Word became Flesh and dwelt amongst us and we
        knew Him not….For our hearts were darkened by sin and deception..

        2 Corinthians 6:4-10
        New King James Version (NKJV)

        4 But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God:
        in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses,
        5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors,
        in sleeplessness, in fastings;
        6 by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness,
        by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love,

        7 by the word of truth,
        by the power of God,
        by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

        8 by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report;
        as deceivers, and yet true;
        9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live;
        as chastened, and yet not killed;
        10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich;
        as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

        • Neiman

          That is more true than you know, yes Jesus even said that to Peter, but Gay Bob is by his admission no Christian, opposes the things taught by God and attacks Christians at every opportunity. So, in spirit, his father is the Devil, as Gay Bob, like his father, only has lies to offer.

          • ellinas1

            Utter nonsense.

          • $8194357

            To those who are perishing yes, utter nonsense..
            To those who Heard the Message and repented…
            2 dang tru 4 statist skool…

          • ellinas1

            There is not a scintilla of truth in Neimans religious pronouncements.
            Not now, not ever.

          • $8194357

            I disagree…
            Sometimes Neiman is letter of the Law harsh,
            but that Truth of our sinful state and being led of deception
            is still as true today as when John the Baptist lost his head over it as well as when Jesus pointed out our fallen fallicies and human frailaties.
            What loving father would not rebuke a child about to go out into
            the darkness of sin and spin?
            A liberal one?

          • ellinas1

            Neiman, I love like a brother from another mother and a different father.
            I know John the Baptist. Neiman is not John the Baptist, nor can he emulate him.
            Neiman has to stop believing that man is inherently evil.

          • $8194357

            Fallen mankind is inherently evil..
            Simple Truth that is the basis of the Gospel….
            Thats why we needed Jesus to do
            for us what we couldn’t ourselves, E..

          • Neiman

            Romans 3;10 “As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;”

            1 John 1:8 “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.”

            We are born in iniquity, all have sinned, all fallen short of the grace of God, there is no one good or righteous – no not one person. It is from that sin God came to save us for if any man is good then Jesus died for nothing.

          • ellinas1

            Neiman: Romans 3;10 “As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;”

            I ask you. Where is it written?

            Romans 2:1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else,
            for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself,
            because you who pass judgment do the same things.

            Romans 2:2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth.

            Romans 2:3 So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment?

          • realitybasedbob

            Thank you, E.

          • Neiman

            Psalms 14:3; 43:3; among others. If you knew Scripture you would just know that to be true.

            I answer most of your comments/replies not for your benefit, as Jesus said, you are one of those that are too spiritually blind and deaf to understand Divine Truth, having no understanding, as you have not His Spirit, which is required to discern Divine Truth. I answer for the other Christians that may not know how to respond to your gross errors and misuse of Scripture.

            1. Surely even you are not so ignorant as to not know that these passages are not a prohibition on all judging, or we could not have courts of Law.

            2. Surely even you are not so ignorant as to not know that these passages are not a prohibition on judging the spirit of other men, lest they lead us astray with their lies.

            3. Surely even you are not so ignorant as to not know that these passages are not a prohibition on all judging, it does not stop us from judging the spiritual fruits of other men, to determine if they are or are not part of the family of God or if they are ravenous wolves among the lambs of God.

            4. That is why is is dangerous for non-believers like you and admitted non-believers like Gay Bob from handling Scripture, you use them to support your secular, anti christian liberal beliefs, not seeking Divine Truth.

            5. Is it not reasonable based on the words that the context is not to judge other people as deserving of Divine Judgment, when we surely have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and if the standard is sin, then we all deserve such Judgment? Which is why Jesus came to save us from our sins, to pay the price for those sins for us that choose to believe in Him and by faith accept Him as Savior and Lord, which you have refused to confess.

            With Gay Bob the matter is clear, he admits he is not a Christian and that demands, absent repentance and conversion before his death that, he will suffer everlasting punishing in hell. With you, the fruits of your spirit are: (a) You steadfastly refuse to confess Jesus as your Savior and Lord. (b) On matters like abortion and homosexuality (the acts not the persons), you refuse to agree with God and judge these acts as mortal sins. (c) Your language, defense of Gay Bob being a Christian because you think him to be good, despite Scripture saying that cannot be true, mean you subscribe to salvation outside of faith in Christ and being Born Again. (d) On and on your words betray one relying on his flesh, not Jesus and not having the Holy Spirit at all. So, again, absent repentance and conversion, you too are in danger of hell fire. None of these judgments are based on my being better, only my being in Christ versus people like yourself and Gay Bob trusting in works, it is a simple statement of truth.

            It is my fervent desire that both you and Gay Bob would repent of your sins and seek Salvation which is only in Christ Jesus; just as I being greatly guilty of a host of grievous sins have repented and found Grace in Christ Jesus.

            When an admitted non-Christian below readily agrees with you about Scripture that should be a warning alarm to you, if you were part of the Body of Christ.

          • ellinas1

            It is not written is Psalms 14:3; 43:3;, “that there is no one righteous, not even one.”

            Funny thing that you reject passages I quote.

          • Neiman

            No not the exact words, but in essence it says the same thing and were the passages that Paul and John referred to in the passages quoted.

            Psalms 14:3
            “they are [all] together become filthy,” or “stinking”, like putrid and corrupt flesh; see (Psalms 38:5) (Isaiah 1:6) ; and so “unprofitable”, useless, and good for nothing, as the apostle renders it, (Romans 3:12) .Mankind are universally filthy and unclean; they are all of them defiled with sin, both in soul and body, in all the faculties of their souls and members of their bodies; and they are originally and
            naturally so; nor can anything cleanse them from their pollution but
            the blood of Christ;

            “[there is] none that doeth good, no, not one:” this is repeated partly to asseverate more strongly the depravity of mankind, and partly to express the universality of it; that there is no exception to it in any that descend from Adam by ordinary generation.

            John Gill

            You are wrong!

            I did not reject the passages you offered, I explained away your errors in interpreting them.

            You are wrong!

          • Neiman

            I am sorry you have such a negative opinion of me and my direct, blunt approach to exposing sin and offering God’s salvation. No one hates the Law more than me for the bondage and heartache it is has brought even in my life, no one loves the Law more than me for driving me to Christ because I could not live up to the law; no one, not one man anywhere, teaches and raises up the Grace of God more than I do and have for many decades of my life.

            I have had innumerable arguments about the end of the Law and of the blessings of God’s Grace; but no one can show me wherein God ended the need for Conviction of sin first, then Repentance from sin and then Conversion by a new spiritual birth in Christ. But first, calling sin to be sin, then after sin is admitted, comes repentance, agreeing with God it is sin and that the penitent agrees they need to cease from all sin; and then Salvation in Christ, but without conviction of sin there is no salvation.

            Show me from Scripture where I have erred.

          • $8194357

            Never said I had a negetive opinion of you Neiman..
            I disagreed with E’s assesment of you.
            The letter convicts the carnal man that the Spirit may
            live..Paul and you both seem to understand that…
            In this flesh…The letter kills…
            May I be dead to sin and alive in Christ..
            Let the carnel man die, Amen..
            So that we be more like Him….
            I die daily to live in Spirit and Truth as do you.

          • $8194357

            This is what I disagreed with…
            Gods Word is as True today as when written so long ago
            and for the reasons you stated..

            ellinas1 7point62•3 hours ago

            There is not a scintilla of truth in Neimans religious pronouncements.
            Not now, not ever.

          • $8194357

            God is not a man that He can lie.
            First the Cross..
            And then the Crown…

            To as many as will but recieve it,
            He will give the Power to become sons and
            daughters of the Lord most High..

            When the Counselor comes….
            When He the Spirit of Truth is come
            He shall guide you into ALL TRUTH..

            Isaiah 38:15
            New King James Version (NKJV)

            15 “What shall I say?
            He has both spoken to me,[a]

            Ezekiel 8:2-4
            New King James Version (NKJV)

            2 Then I looked, and there was a likeness, like the appearance of fire—from the appearance of His waist and downward, fire; and from His waist and upward, like the appearance of brightness, like the color of amber.

            3 He stretched out the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my hair; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the image of jealousy was, which provokes to jealousy.

            4 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there,
            like the vision that I saw in the plain.

            Zechariah 4:5-6
            New King James Version (NKJV)

            5 Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me,
            “Do you not know what these are?”
            And I said, “No, my lord.”

            6 So he answered and said to me:
            “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:

            ‘Not by might nor by power,
            but by My Spirit,’
            Says the Lord of hosts.

            John 14:16-18
            New King James Version (NKJV)

            16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—

            17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive,
            because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him,
            for He dwells with you and will be in you.

            18 I will not leave you orphans;
            I will come to you.

            John 15:25-27
            New King James Version (NKJV)

            25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’[a]

            The Coming Rejection

            26 “But when the Helper comes,
            whom I shall send to you from the Father,
            the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father,
            He will testify of Me.

            27 And you also will bear witness,
            because you have been with Me from the beginning.

            John 16:12-14
            New King James Version (NKJV)

            12 “I still have many things to say to you,
            but you cannot bear them now.

            13 However,
            when He, the Spirit of truth, has come,
            He will guide you into all truth;
            for He will not speak on His own authority,
            but whatever He hears He will speak;
            and He will tell you things to come.

            14 He will glorify Me,
            for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.


          • realitybasedbob

            Gun Nut, I’m fairly certain that first it was the crown and then the cross.
            No wonder you’re so confused about Christianity.

          • $8194357

            (Gun Nut, I’m fairly certain)
            Ya know it all…
            But ya know nothing….

            Your slip is showing know nothing…
            Christ gives no one a Crown
            untill after they accept what He did on the Cross..

            A Crown of life he gives on that great day
            when we will live with Him forever more….

            James 1:11-13
            New King James Version (NKJV)

            11 For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits.

            Loving God Under Trials

            12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation;
            for when he has been approved,
            he will receive the crown of life
            which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

            13 Let no one say when he is tempted,
            “I am tempted by God”;
            for God cannot be tempted by evil,
            nor does He Himself tempt anyone.


            Matthew 27:28-30
            New King James Version (NKJV)

            28 And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him.
            29 When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”

            30 Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head.

            Revelation 4:9-11
            New King James Version (NKJV)

            9 Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,
            10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who
            sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever,
            and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:

            11 “You are worthy, O Lord,
            To receive glory and honor and power;
            For You created all things,
            And by Your will they exist and were created.”

          • $8194357

            (Gun Nut, I’m fairly certain that first it was the crown and then the cross. No wonder you’re so confused about Christianity.)
            Whos confused, and whos your daddy, rbb…


            Cherish the Old rugged Cross until at
            last I will lay it down for a Crown….

          • ellinas1

            The old Testament has been fulfilled with the Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus.
            The old testament is for those that do not know Jesus.
            I go by the New Testament. That is where Jesus the Nazarene lives.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Yes you go by a “New Testament” alright, you go by the new testament of Marxism, leftist pederast.

          • $8194357

            2 tru 2 lamps..
            Marxist social justice false morality gospel of deception.
            Its suckered many down its road to statist tyrany..

          • ellinas1

            Whatever you say, dollymop.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Lol… you haven’t deported yourself yet greekling?

          • ellinas1

            I am here for you, dollymop.

          • two_amber_lamps

            True to form, you and your ilk are so lazy you can’t even bring yourself to get the proper documentation from USCIS…. never fear, we’re more than happy to help you fill out the paperwork to renounce your fraudulently obtained citizenship. I’ll even throw in $10 for your one way ticket back to “Golden Shower” land…..

          • $8194357

            Who was the fourth being in the fire E?
            All things were created by Him and thru Him..
            The Realm of Time His to run..Devils trying to figure that one out as well…Eternal Saviour who Came from Eternity..
            The Beginning the End…

          • Neiman

            I Corinthians 10:11 “These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.”

            1 Corinthians 10:6 “Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.”

            Romans 15:4 “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

            2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,”

            They could not be speaking of the New Testament, it had not yet been penned. Will your throw out the prophecies of Christ, the Moral Commandments, those errors that were for our instruction that we might not repeat them and just throw out the entirety of God’s Word?

            You refuse to confess Jesus as your only Savior and absolute Lord and blaspheme calling yourself a Christian while denying Him.

            Jesus lives in the hearts of His children, those born again of His Spirit, but your denying Him as Savior and Lord, of course you cannot know that.

          • $8194357

            (2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,”)

            Yup…To bring the carnal man into submission
            so the Spiritual man may live..

          • $8194357

            So Gods Promises to Israel are null and void
            because they are not Christians?
            Gods Word is Eternal….

          • ellinas1

            To be saved one needs to believe in Jesus.
            Do the Jews believe in Jesus?

          • $8194357

            Christ the Messiah, yes they do…
            They missed Him on the first go around…
            His Second Coming will be the way they were
            looking for Him the first time.
            The Lion of the Tribe of Judah in Full Power and Glory…
            What He Christ decides to do with the Jews who died before His
            Second Coming is totaly up to Him E…We Gentiles were “grafted into the vine” when we excepted Pauls Gospel and the rest of the New Testement. Jesus was the completion of, but not the deletion of the Law IMHO.
            I don’t have the right or authority to sit in Judgement
            on either the Body of Christ or the Bride..
            Do you?

          • ellinas1

            Is it your contention that the Jews believe in Jesus like you do?
            Now,for one to be saved, faith in Jesus is a prerequisite.
            No Jesus no salvation.

          • $8194357

            My contention is Jews need Salvation just like us gentiles…
            How God has planned to do that or not is up to Him..
            They will see their Messiah as foretold in full power and glory
            when He returns in like manner than He left…

          • $8194357

            Grace and mercy came to me abundently…
            I am no longer an orphan….


          • $8194357
          • Neiman

            You are all mouth and no brains or truth – prove I am wrong by the Bible or admit you are all sound and fury signifying nothing.

          • Neiman

            Being so much like Gay Bob and having the same father, it is understandable that you cannot see the truth.

          • $8194357

            HIS WILL BE DONE
            Power to run the race and fight the fight…

            Ephesians 1:12-14
            New King James Version (NKJV)

            12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to
            the praise of His glory.

            13 In Him you also trusted,
            after you heard the word of truth,
            the gospel of your salvation;
            in whom also, having believed,
            you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

            14 who[a] is the guarantee of our inheritance
            until the redemption of the purchased possession,
            to the praise of His glory.

            Hebrews 12:1-3
            New King James Version (NKJV)

            The Race of Faith

            12 Therefore we also,
            since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
            let us lay aside every weight,
            and the sin which so easily ensnares us,
            and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
            2 looking unto Jesus,
            the author and finisher of our faith,
            who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,
            despising the shame,
            and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

            The Discipline of God

            3 For consider Him who endured such hostility
            from sinners against Himself,
            lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.

          • $8194357

            Lucifer tickles the ears of the decieved with what they want to hear and believe leading them to destruction by doing such…
            All who follow after the lie and denie the “Truth” follow after said destruction eternal….We were all there once…Blind and decieved..
            Willfull blindness after the Truth has been revieled is upon only that individuals shoulders and none other, IMO….

      • $8194357

        You are of your father rbb useful idiot lap dog..
        And no…He’s not Darth Vader..

        John 8:43-45
        New King James Version (NKJV)

        43 Why do you not understand My speech?
        Because you are not able to listen to My word.
        44 You are of your father the devil,
        and the desires of your father you want to do.
        He was a murderer from the beginning,
        and does not stand in the truth,
        because there is no truth in him.
        When he speaks a lie,
        he speaks from his own resources,
        for he is a liar and the father of it.
        45 But because I tell the truth,
        you do not believe Me.

      • jl

        But you did throw in “nutter”, and “gun nut”, giving you a perfect libtard score! Boy, I bet you never used those before.

        • $8194357

          Rule number one for a propagandist.
          Name calling…
          My pet name for him is lucifers lap dog…
          When ever his daddy says bark…
          rbb goes left…left..left…
          He don’t bother me none….

        • two_amber_lamps

          Most likely that’s the first thing he’s ever “won” in his life… but that still makes Bobby’sworld a loser.

  • awfulorv

    This country at the moment is similar to a huge fraternity party, which seemed a great idea to the organizers earlier in the evening, but now seems to be careening out of control. The more staid party goers have already left the premises, aghast at what is evolving, while the more imprudent insist on guzzling from those kegs till they’re empty. The incessant noise has attracted uninvited interlopers. who feast on the provisions meant for the invited, and altercations are seen throughout the premises. In the distance can be heard, faintly, the sirens of the police, called by desperate authorities who, having once given permission for the debauchery, are now doing what they can to absolve themselves of any blame in the, out of control, revelry. And now comes the Frats treasurer declaring that monies, collected to pay for the shindig, have mysteriously disappeared. What to do? How to proceed? All is well, as a committee, hastily formed, has decided that all involved shall call their parents, especially the wealthiest parents, and hit them up for the cost of the damage done. Alas, thus it goes…

  • Bat One

    The deficit spending and increasing debt will only continue under the Obama regime. His own 10 year budget projection, released earlier this year and based on some unrealistically optimistic baseline premises (4 to 4.6% GDP growth!?) call for trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see… and that’s WITH the tax hikes Obama keeps insisting on.

    • yy4u2

      Hey Bat, haven’t ‘heard’ from you in quite some time. Welcome back and hope you stick around.

      • Bat One

        Thanks! I was on a saBATical.

        • Neiman


    • $8194357

      Welcome back, Bat..

  • dirka dirka

    Simply put, Obama is a total Cloward & Piven junkie. His concern for the middle class is all BS.

    • $8194357

      Cupie doll for dirka dirka…

      • two_amber_lamps

        Comrade O has already bought the welfare-addicted proletariat, so now he buys the middle class with deception, and the majority are ignorant and disengaged enough to fall for transparent lies.

  • $8194357

    The pendulum swings…
    Only you can make the choice…

    Whats it going to be?

    Heaven or hell…
    Soldiers of the Cross just want ya to know that, huh…….
    With the Sword of Faith and the Shield of HIS Rightousness…………….

  • CurtisOlafson

    The only solution is for the states to exercise the power wisely provided to them by our Founding Fathers in Article V. I would encourage all of you to focus your time and attention toward an effort to use that power. Complaining about a Congress and a President that have proven they will not listen will accomplish nothing. Here is a solution: The National Debt Relief Amendment

  • $16179444

    “But, but Bush!” — but don’t worry my pretties: Obama phones and free contraception for all! We are saved!