Share |Sure we can go on and on about government spending but sometimes it helps to have milestones or markers of achievement to know just how bad things have become. Obama is a spending giant. George W. Bush was no shinning example of conservative ideology either. In fact, one could make the argument that for someone who ran on the Anti-George Bush ticket in 2008, Obama has become more and more like George W. Bush than most realize.
Aside from the comparisons that could be made, one thing is quite clear: Under Barack Obama, three of the highest increases in daily government spending have occurred under his watch.
To blame this on the war in Iraq or Afghanistan one would have to go to his soon-to-be broken promise to end occupation in Iraq by August 2010. He has shown signs that he is going to be continuing these wars for sometime. Okay, then lets move on to the economy.
This idea of lets spend our way into a better economy has done what? Nothing good. To add insult to injury, Obama care has been thrown into the mix to somehow rescue a broken political record. Only, it would seem that even Obama doesn't want people to know just how bad an idea that really can be for our already struggling economy.
In consideration of all these elements being brought to bear currently, do we as the American people have the authority to cut up the presidents credit card? Can we place a spending freeze on new government programs till the other messes are taken care of? Sure I realize that sacrifices will have to be made, and some people will suffer as a result. But as it currently is, the entire nation suffers. As the Book of Mormon teaches, it is better for one man to die than a nation to suffer as a result of that mans actions.
Perhaps the credit addiction that our countries leaders seem to be suffering would be benefited by the advice of Nancy Reagan, "Just say no!"