Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bush deficit dwarfs Obama's

For the teabaggers who suddenly became concerned about the federal deficit after President Obama pushed through the $874 billion stimulus, here's some relevant news for you: The deficit run up by President Bush far exceeded anything Obama has done.

The Washington Post provides the charts to show how it's not even close. Bush added $5.1 trillion to the deficit, while Obama has added just $983 billion.

The Bush tax cuts alone added $1.8 trillion to the deficit.

The GOP-led House wants to extend those tax cuts without paying for them. In essence, Republican lawmakers could care less about deficits or teabaggers, for that matter.

On a related note, here's a story about how the Republicans hired a firm in the Philippines to make calls on behalf of Mitt-wit Romney's presidential campaign to attack "high unemployment" under Obama.

Note to the GOP, the Philippines is not a state in America. Hiring workers overseas does not help our employment situation at home.

On another related note, Real Clear Politics now projects, if the election were held today, Obama would start with 253 electoral votes and Romney with 170. To win the presidency, 270 electoral votes are needed.

RCP moved Pennsylvania and Nevada from the "toss-up" category to the "leans Obama" category.

Even the Wall Street Journal notes that Romney's chances of winning in November relies on him winning at least six states that Obama won in 2008. Ohio and Florida are still toss-up states that slightly favor Obama in the polls, but Virginia is definitely leaning towards Obama, according to the latest Washington Post poll, which has Obama up by 7 percent over Romney.

I think the more America sees of Romney, the less likable, and electable, he becomes.

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