July 06, 2009

"The Obama Administration is the Most Fiscally Irresponsible in the History of the U.S."

That comes from a paragraph of Kevin Hassett's at Bloomburg:

The federal picture is so bleak because the Obama administration is the most fiscally irresponsible in the history of the U.S. I would imagine that he would be the intergalactic champion as well, if we could gather the data on deficits on other worlds. Obama has taken George W. Bush's inattention to deficits and elevated it to an art form.

The Obama administration has no shame, and is willing to abandon reason altogether to achieve its short-term political goals. Ronald Reagan ran up big deficits in part because he believed that his tax cuts would produce economic growth, and ultimately pay for themselves. He may well have been excessively optimistic about the merits of tax cuts, but at least he had a story.

Obama has no story. Nobody believes that his unprecedented expansion of the welfare state will lead to enough economic growth. Nobody believes that it will pay for itself. Everyone understands that higher spending today begets higher spending tomorrow. That means that his economic strategy simply doesn't add up.

Nothing President Obama has done adds up. Not his economic strategy, nor his domestic policy, nor his foreign policy.

Just an eighth of the way through his presidency Barack Obama appears to be the most dangerously incompetent man to have ever held the office, doing more long-term damage to this nation than any foreign invader could have ever dreamed. That he has another 3 1/2 years in office ahead of him, and an equally radical coalition of far left activists in Congress until at least 2010, is disheartening, to say the least.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 6, 2009 10:44 AM

THE man needs to go!!!

Posted by: terri at July 6, 2009 12:14 PM

As the Washington Post reporter Hiatt noted today, Obama is the reverse Reagan. Obama does have a plan. Escalate all government spending massively now and then jack up the government's percentage of the GDP from 18 percent to twenty eight percent or more by increasing taxes on everything that moves.
Obama a man with a tax plan.

Posted by: eaglewingz08 at July 6, 2009 12:22 PM

What makes this the "worst economy since the depression"? If it is deficit spending, unemployment or housing numbers, it is insanity to claim that this Marxist is helping. All indications are that the trouble is getting worse.

Posted by: steve at July 6, 2009 01:09 PM

ANYONE who thinks that the Emperor is accomplishing or HAS accomplished anything FOR this country is a fool and blindly ignorant...and trying to blame the financial situation on the previous 8 years shows them to be a bigger fool and totaly unaware of the proven historically financial facts that showed while there were some faltering signs of problems, trying to say that Bush created the worldwide financial downfall is simply an avoidance of the unforgivable economic crisis this imposter to government has done to the next 2 or 3 generations of Americans....remember, even those who supported Obama are going to SUFFER...showing ANY level of support for this imposter makes my blood boil more than I could ever imagine...

Posted by: precista46 at July 6, 2009 01:13 PM

Just wait til the story about how much TARP money when to the Bank of Indonesia with Clinton facilitative help. Soetoro is liquidating present and future Treasury assets to build a home buying war chest for imported Muslims, who will arrive here in a tidal wave over the next 20 years.

Can American liberals even spell Jihad? Sharia law? Sharia Finance?

Soetoro is doing the bidding of the Followers of ISLAM worldwide.

The mosques are already here. The Wahabbis are already here. THere is a mosque at Quantico for criminey sakes.

Now, there will be a flood of Followers of ISLAM that will make the European immigration wave of the 19th and 20th centuries look like summer tourist trade.

One of Soetoro's first executive acts as President was to import 20,000 "Palestinians" (i. e. FOLLOWERS OF ISLAM) into the USA on our taxpayer dime, complete with housing and living allowances.

It is time to remove this Imposter Poseur Extraordinaire from Office and jail him for multiple violations of the US Constitution he was sworn to protect.

Bear1909 out.

Posted by: Bear1909 at July 6, 2009 02:43 PM

Oh, Obama has a plan, do NOT be deceived.

Look -- the top 5% of income-earners in the U.S. pay way over half the taxes. More than 43% of "taxpayers" in the U.S. in fact pay no taxes at all -- and Obama's policies are rapidly increasing the share paid by the few, and increasing the proportion of the population who pay no taxes, and who in fact receive checks from the "government".

Now, ask yourself what percentage of the vote is cast by the top 5% of income-earners. Right.

His plan is to buy votes and to construct a permanent ruling class -- the democrat elitists. They are buying the votes and leaving themselves a handsome commission from the "leftovers".

He is doing exactly what he said he'd do. He's "returning the nation's wealth to its rightful owners". And he gets to define "rightful owners".

And there is not a single solitary thing that the people who are paying for all of this can "hope" to do to "change" this.

Posted by: Jim at July 6, 2009 03:15 PM

But he's SUCH a great speaker! Yes we can!

Posted by: xerocky at July 6, 2009 03:29 PM

Of course he has a plan. That people still don't get this -- that even many conservatves don't and continue to write him off entirely as "incompetent" or "naive" staggers me. But maybe because I grew up on the Left and sat through more late night conversations with deeply hateful pseudo intellectual anti-American ideologues like Obama than I can recall, I have an advantage.

Posted by: rrpjr at July 6, 2009 07:17 PM

Please note that every penny this man has authorized in federal spending, has been approved by the Democrats in the House, and the Senate. This is a far larger problem than one fool with a checkbook. It's a *lot* of fools with checkbooks. Our checkbooks.

Posted by: Georg Felis at July 6, 2009 08:45 PM

Actually guys, Sharia law prohibits charging interest. Americans would still be in their homes. Not worried about being overrun by Muslims, I'm still paranoid about fluoridation, Communism and killer bees.

Posted by: Red Ken at July 6, 2009 10:06 PM

For Bear1909:

Could you please provide some documentation that proves that one of President Obama's "first executive acts as President was to import 20,000 "Palestinians" (i. e. FOLLOWERS OF ISLAM) into the USA on our taxpayer dime, complete with housing and living allowances."

I've just looked here:

and can't seem to find an executive order regarding the importation of 20,000 Palestinians.

Perhaps I've missed something. A credible link would be appreciated.

In regards to your statement that there's a mosque at Quantico, your point is???

In America people are free to practice whatever religion that they wish, or no religion at all for that matter.

Posted by: Dude at July 6, 2009 10:55 PM

Dude, you're wasting your time. Bear is one of those guys who is still worried about legions of Chinese Red Army troops massing near the Mexican border. From John Birch to Glenn Beck, right-wing paranoia is endlessly amusing. Just replace Papists, Freemasons, anarchists and reds with muslims, everybody needs an enemy I guess.

Posted by: Red Ken at July 6, 2009 11:25 PM


Diversity Visas:

"...In addition, another type of visa that is dangerous and is an IV (Immigrant Visa), is what is called a "Diversity" visa -- a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants.” Diversity Visas (DV) each fiscal year are made available to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The annual DV program makes visas available to persons meeting the simple eligibility requirements. A computer-generated, random lottery drawing chooses selectees for diversity visas. The visas are distributed among six geographic regions, with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration.

Just to give you an idea of the impact of these changes on regions rife with jihad, look at the number -- and this is just April alone. Just the month of April.

Immigrant numbers in the "diversity visa" for April alone have Africa at 26,900, Egypt 17,400, Somalia 15,700, Nigeria 9,900, Asia 17,400, Bangladesh 11,000. And don't be fooled by Europe's number of 20,800 -- diversity means we are importing Europe's Pakistanis, Moroccans, Algerians, etc., and we know how well they have integrated into those societies.

North America 7, (Bahamas), Oceania 715, South America, 900...

.... "Persons from the Gaza Strip are chargeable to Egypt" and as you can see Egypt gets its special quota.

Numbers for May are:
Africa - 32,400
Except: Egypt 19,150 (Of course, Egypt, The Muslim Brotherhood, et al gets almost 20,000)

Ethiopia 17,750 (This means Somalis)

Nigeria 11,550 (Not the Christians. They are mainly the muslims who apply for this one)

Asia 22,800

Europe 24,900 (It's a "Diversity Visa" which means more Pakistanis, etc.)

North America 10 (Bahamas)

Oceania 825

South America, 1,000

Central America,

and the Caribbean

Notice that the highest countries with winners for the DV for 2009 include:


Posted by: davod at July 7, 2009 05:59 AM

davod, you're wasting your time. Dude and Red Ken are still drinking the kool-aid from the fount of TAO and haven't figured out that it's laced with cyanide. But they will. About the time they are coughing their life away waiting for the ONHS to save them.

Posted by: emdfl at July 7, 2009 08:22 AM


Thanks for the info. However, I'm still interested in a credible link to a web site that documents this information as fact.

emdfl: Thank you for your incredible insight and sense of subtly. It's with much anticipation that I look forward to more of your posts. When I read posts such as yours, in response to fair and legitimate questions, I realize that I'm in the presence of an intellectual giant.

Posted by: Dude at July 7, 2009 05:18 PM


While I haven't located the numbers davod has, here's a link to the program he mentions. Of course this took me a whopping 20 seconds to find and I haven't really looked for davod's numbers yet...
2010 Diversity Visa Program

His claims appear plausible at least for a year period. I'll hunt around a bit more and see if I can find them.

Posted by: PhyCon at July 7, 2009 05:55 PM

Thanks PhyCon. That's what I like, accurate information.

For anyone who may be interested, the so called Diversity Visas were mandated by Congress with the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990. This is not a new program. A lot of information can be found here:

And here:

Unless there have been recent changes that I'm not aware of these visas are limited to 50,000 each year:

If that is indeed the case, the numbers posted by Davod are over the limit, well over the limit.

There is a LOT of information available on this topic. I readily admit that there may be more up to date factual information that I'm not aware of.

Interesting topic. On thing to keep in mind that is that the applications for these coveted visas far exceeds that actual number of visas that are issued.

Best wishes to all.

Posted by: Dude at July 8, 2009 12:06 AM

Reagan believed that he could get Congress to cut spending and Tip O'Neill the speaker promised to cut spending as part of the tax cuts. Of course, Reagan was dealing with a democrap Congress intent on raising taxes and spending so Reagan ultimately had higher deficits than he would have liked. But those deficits were like 3 percent of GDP, ten percent of Obama's projected deficits. For Reagan to keep a democrap Congress to just three percent deficit looks miraculous by today's standards.

Posted by: eaglewingz08 at July 11, 2009 05:37 PM

" On thing to keep in mind that is that the applications for these coveted visas far exceeds that actual number of visas that are issued."

Totally meaningless, as usual. Who cares that not everyone is granted access to the US? The point is that too many people ARE. But then, maybe to certain Dudes out there, another attack would be just penance for our nation's sins, so what the hey. Let every Tom, Dick, n' Achmed in!

Posted by: Nine-of-Diamonds at July 11, 2009 09:07 PM