Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Growing political cynicism of Americans

What must it be like living in the States right now? Putting aside the financial hardship many are enduring (that is not to minimise it in any way) I might rather enjoy the growing level of political cynicism. Most Americans think Washington is screwed and most think neither the Democrats nor Republicans have answers worth voting for. I wish a few more New Zealanders would wake up to the problem of the big government parties on both sides of the political spectrum.

CNS reports;

After he signed a law last week authorizing the U.S. Treasury to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion, President Barack Obama delivered a characteristically sanctimonious speech. It was about his deep commitment to frugality.

“After a decade of profligacy, the American people are tired of politicians who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk when it comes to fiscal responsibility,” he said. “It’s easy to get up in front of the cameras and rant against exploding deficits. What’s hard is actually getting deficits under control. But that’s what we must do. Like families across the country, we have to take responsibility for every dollar we spend.”

To put Obama’s Olympian hypocrisy in perspective, one need only examine the federal budget tables posted on the White House website by Obama’s own Office of Management and Budget.



Lucy said...

Excellent article and by CNN no less I guess the worm is turning. Obambi's days as 'the great saviour' are truly numbered.

Reality is seeing the light.

Shane Pleasance said...

Wholeheartedly agree Lindsay that it is government that is the problem. Not left, not right, but government itself. I really don't see what more proof is required!

Mo said...

New Zealanders lol. they are sheep and will always be

Anonymous said...

Regular visitor to the states from first hand experience I reckon americans per-se are the dumbest peoples I ever meet.

Lets get real here, the common people elected Obama despite the bullshit.