Head on over to the Drudge Report, and you’ll be greeted by this:
OMG, Nancy Pelosi is in…Florence? And she’s, uh, shopping for jewelery with American taxpayer dollars?
Fuck, we don’t know. What we do know, though: Congress also raised the debt ceiling every single year of George W. Bush’s presidency. Yawn.
That said, it’s worth mentioning (because Americans have the memory of fruit flies) that this big deficit we have — Obama has — isn’t his at all. According to a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:
What we have looked at were several major contributors to the deficit: the tax cuts between 2001 and 2003 (on the assumption they get extended in 2010), the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the effects of the recession as well as the legislative response to the recession,” James Horney, director of federal fiscal policy at the Center, told the Huffington Post. “When you take those things into account — in other words, if we hadn’t enacted the tax cuts, had the wars, if we hadn’t had the recession and needed the legislation to deal with those problems — the deficits are much, much lower. And basically none of those represent Obama’s policies. He didn’t run saying he wanted to pass a stimulus to deal with the recession or that he wanted to continue the war in Iraq or escalate [to this extent] in Afghanistan. He inherited these issues once he took office.”
But hey, whatever. Let’s just impeach Barack Obama.