I suppose Obama has good reason to think we are all idiots, America mostly rolled over and said “you’re calling it ‘economic stimulus’, so it must be good”.

I can’t make this stuff up. Obama said every single one of these things today as reported in the CNN article, “Obama pledges to cut deficit in half at fiscal summit“.

“I refuse to leave our children with a debt they cannot repay.”

Really? What about that $787 billion of debt you just signed into law? Rick Santelli said it best: “You can’t buy your way into prosperity. If the multiplier that all of these Washington economists is selling us is over 1, then we never have to worry about the economy again. The government should spend $1 trillion dollars per hour because we’re going to get $1.5 trillion back!”

“We cannot and will not sustain deficits like these without end. . . . We cannot simply spend as we please.”

Sure seems like what you are up to BHO.

“This is the rule that families across this country follow every single day, and there’s no reason their government shouldn’t do the same. You don’t pay what you don’t have.”

I believe he meant “you don’t spend what you don’t have”, but that’s beside the point. These statements all counter what Obama has been selling us for months, so possibly he really meant this sentence to make no sense. However, the more interesting thing is that the idea behind Obama’s “stimulus” is that the government is supposed to spend all kinds of money it doesn’t have, but he is contradicting himself here as well.

“I have no interest in making government bigger for the sake of it.”

Then what exactly do you call your massive expansion of government? Collateral damage?

“We are (currently) on the path to the very debt explosion we must avoid.”

Yet you sponsored and signed the “stimulus” bill, $787 billion that goes directly to debt. Actually, it will become more than $787 billion, as the non-partisan CBO has estimated that “In the longer run, the legislation would result in a slight decrease in gross domestic product”!!!

How does anyone take Obama seriously? It’s like he thinks he’s Hulk Hogan, America is the crowd, and it’s his job to play to us. Or maybe he’s up to something else.