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Presidential elections must be just around the corner. The White House has already unleashed Vice President Joe Biden to engage in a shock and awe campaign. For starter, Biden brings his Democrat audience to their feet by tagging the economic prescriptions of all the Republican presidential contenders as bankrupt. For emphasis, he repeats- bankrupt!
What was Joe thinking? He probably was not thinking. Bankruptcy happens when one’s revenue is severely deficient to cover actual expenses. All of the Republican candidates, Gov. Mitt Romney, Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Ron Paul and former Senator Rick Santorum are calling for the drastic shrinking of the federal budget deficit.
Obama-Biden added more debt in their first three years than Pres. George W. Bush did in this last eight years. The budget deficit ballooned to historic proportions as Obama administered a heavy dose of his stimulus spending which contrary to his promise did not prevent unemployment from rising above 8.2%.
As the unemployment line got longer and longer and the budget deficit grew larger and larger, Obama’s priority focused on expanding government benefits by enacting Obamacare to the tune of a trillion dollars. He told us that this will reduce the budget deficit and bring health care costs down, in addition to providing health coverage for an additional 21 million citizens.
Now the rubber has met the road. The Congressional Budget Office is now projecting that Obamacare will cost much more than originally estimated, from $900 billion to $1.76 trillion in ten years and still counting. What will this do to the budget deficit? Even grade school pupils would know the answer. With more spending for social services going unabated, we could conceivably go the way of Greece- bankrupt.
Biden is trying to scare voters that Romney, Santorum, Gingrich and Paul will bankrupt the nation. If Biden were to look at the mirror, he himself would be scared to read the Obama-Biden fiscal record written all over his face.
You just can’t hold back Joe Biden when he is on a roll. Last week he boasted that the raid that killed Osama Bin Ladin was the most daring and audacious plan ever carried out in the last 500 years. Really, Joe.
For history buffs, the Washington Times editorial plucked a few notable military adventures in the last 500 years from the list compiled by the U.S. Naval Institute. Included in the list were the World War II D-Day invasion hatched by Gen. Ike Eisenhower, the Inchon landing during the Korean war, the 1942 Tokyo air raid led by Jimmy Doolittle which act of heroism was portrayed in the movie- Pearl Harbor, the 1976 raid by 100 Israeli special forces flying 2,500 miles successfully rescuing Israeli hostages in Uganda, and the 1776 crossing of the Delaware river by George Washington and his patriot rebels to attack the Hessian garrison of red coats in Trenton, New Jersey.
Biden is hell bent on wrapping the glorious end to the hunt for the most wanted terrorist in the world solely in the Obama-Biden blanket in bold letters. Never mind that the intelligence that ultimately tracked Bin Laden was the product of painstaking work over the years with many pieces of the puzzle collected before Obama-Biden came into the picture. We salute the courage of our special forces for a job well done. We rejoice that a face of evil has been banished from the earth.
You can claim all the credit that you want, but Joe, please don’t belittle the dogged determination of George Washington and his rag tag soldiers who navigated the icy river without an amphibious boat and night vision goggles to break the will of the British occupiers, an act of extreme courage that led to the birth of the greatest nation on earth.