What you did not know at home listening to Barack Obama’s speech tonight is that he inserted a few quips that were not in the prepared text. They were cocky and snide.After an entire paragraph bashing the Bush administration with this (by the way, he blamed the Bush administration throughout his speech, refusing to accept ownership of any problem):
At the beginning of the last decade, America had a budget surplus of over $200 billion. By the time I took office, we had a one year deficit of over $1 trillion and projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade. Most of this was the result of not paying for two wars, two tax cuts, and an expensive prescription drug program. On top of that, the effects of the recession put a $3 trillion hole in our budget. That was before I walked in the door.
Obama added, “Just statin’ the facts.”After saying, “I know that some in my own party will argue that we cannot address the deficit or freeze government spending when so many are still hurting. I agree, which is why this freeze will not take effect until next year, when the economy is stronger” he added, “That’s how budgeting works.”There were others along the same lines. All preachy and aimed at both Democrats and Republicans. And, of course, he lied.