Obama lied, democracy died
Posted: February 16, 20091:00 am Eastern
The lies are piling up after only 30 days.
The campaign promises are being broken so fast, it is making the American people's heads spin.No one is capable of compiling them all.
And most of my colleagues in the media have no desire to do so.
But let's just take one big one that is likely to be broken tomorrow.
Late Friday, the Senate passed the $790 billion so-called "stimulus package," which discerning American citizens realize is nothing but the same old-fashioned, pork-laden, redistribution-of-wealth, spending bills for which the Democratic Party is infamous.
Let's go back in time, for those who care, to June 22, 2007. Obama was in Manchester, N.H., campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination.
He said government would be different with an Obama administration."When there is a bill that ends up on my desk as the president, you the public will have five days to look online and find out what's in it before I sign it," he said. His campaign called the idea the "sunshine before signing promise."
You can watch the video of that speech captured below – if you have the stomach.Guess what?
Tomorrow, exactly one business day after the approval of the bill, Obama has signaled he will sign it. (Remember, today is a national holiday – and Washington government offices will be as empty as the noggins of Obamaniacs.)
But that's not all.In that same speech, Obama promised there would be no more pork!He promised there would be "no more secrets."
Yet, as we all know, this 1,000-plus-page piece of legislation was passed without being read by a single member of Congress. It was posted online in a form that could not be keyword searched.So much for the promise of "transparency," too.
Not that I expected Obama to keep his word.
In fact, for my money, he's keeping far too many promises in far too little time. This administration is acting like it wants to bankrupt the country, convert it to an entirely socialist economy and end all meaningful debate about it before the year is out.
But, just for the record, he did lie – big time. And while no one has yet died as a result of his actions to date, they will.
They will die because of scarcity and rationing of medical care.
They will die because of unrestrained abortion and infanticide.
Eventually, I believe, they will die because of hunger and exposure brought on by a collapsed economy ravaged by command-and-control centralization.
But what has clearly died already – after just 30 days – is the very "democracy" Obama championed and pledged throughout his campaign.
This isn't "democracy," not that democracy should ever be the goal of any true American who reveres the Constitution. It's just the old-fashioned "dictatorship of the proletariat" – a Communist euphemism for a war on workers not directly in servitude to the state.
Let's examine some jaw-dropping numbers reported exclusively by WND:
* Before this bill is signed, actual federal obligations are already $65.5 trillion – exceeding the gross domestic product of the entire world.
* The Obama administration economic stimulus package is going to force the Treasury to borrow approximately $2.5 trillion in 2009 and another $4 trillion in 2010, with the result of increasing the current $10 trillion national debt by 65 percent in just two years. If the Obama administration increases the national debt by 65 percent every two years, the debt will be $16.5 trillion in 2010 and $27.225 trillion by 2012, the year of the next presidential election. Let's consider the real meaning of these numbers, courtesy of WND senior staff reporter Jerome Corsi, a trained economist:
* If you had gone into business on the day Jesus was born, and your business lost a million dollars a day, 365 days a year, it would take you until October 2737 to lose $1 trillion.
* $1 trillion dollars divided by 300 million Americans comes out to $3,333 per person.
* One trillion $1 bills stacked one on top of the other would reach nearly 68,000 miles into the sky, about a third of the way from the Earth to the moon.
* Earth's home galaxy, the Milky Way, is estimated to contain about 200 billion stars. So, if each star cost $1, $1 trillion would buy five Milky Way galaxies full of stars. But you don't need to know all that.
Just let the "experts" in Washington figure it all out for you – the ones who are not even reading the bills, the ones who lied to you last year when they campaigned for office, the ones who are hiding this information from you even today.
After all, as Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., explains: The American people don't care.