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Quote of the day, “Gibbs said WHAT?” edition

BEVERAGE WARNING!  If you are imbibing at the moment, you are hereby warned to cease…lest you spew your drink all over your monitor after reading this gem from B.O.’s spokestool, Robert Gibbs:

We are where we are today partly because of this economic downturn, but partly because for a long time we had two wars that we weren’t paying for. We had tax cuts that we weren’t paying for. And we had a prescription drug benefit that, although very worthy, we never paid for.

We have to return to some very common-sense principles that everyday Americans live by every time they go to the grocery store or want to go to the movies or cash their paycheck, and that is you can’t spend more than you have.

Seriously?  Did the mouthpiece for President Trillion-Plus Deficit just say that?

Oh, yes…yes he did.


February 2, 2010 - Posted by | economic ignorance, hypocrisy, Obama, quote of the day


  1. Of all the presidential spokespersons that I have witnessed from both parties over the years, Gibbs is the most arrogant and unlikeable.

    I am thinking someone that he urinates on is going to punch him before he leaves the job.

    Comment by slamdunk | February 2, 2010

  2. “you can’t spend more than you have.”

    That is truly profound. Is that Lao Tzu or something?

    I wonder if Gibbs was officially sanctioned to say that, it seems antithetical to progressive policy.

    I must now go and meditate on this pearl of wisdom to assimilate the deeper meaning hidden within.


    Comment by A Teachable Moment | February 2, 2010

  3. I agree with what he says. The government should live within his means. Crush you are right the arrogance and hypocrisy of this administration has no bounds considering the budget it released yesterday.

    The economic boom from 2002 – 2007 was directly ties to the Bush tax cuts. The down turn in 2008 -2009 is in relation to the overspending on pork and earmarks and ridiculous regulations added to necessary bills that had nothing to do with the said regulation by the Democratically controlled congress. Bush signed them, but read the Constitution, all spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives. It’s not all Bush’s fault, and the spending has only quadrupled since Obama has taken over the Presidency. Secondly, the surplus in 2001 did not belong to the Fed to spend as they wished, it was excess taxes collected that belonged to the American people and should have been and was returned to the people in the form of the Bush tax cuts. Tax cuts do not have to be paid for, to assume otherwise means you believe the revenues created trough tax collection are the property of the Government. Can you say Tyranny?

    With that said, National Security is a constitutional obligation of the Federal Government. (Prescription Drugs, Health Care, Jobs are not obligations) We were attacked by Islamo extremists and need to follow through on the war to victory. The legitimacy of the war can be debated at another time.

    As far as the Prescription plan, most conservatives choked down the Prescription package like a poop pie. This expansion of Medicare would have been much more extensive and expensive if the Democrats had their choice, and it’s one of the main reasons why most conservatives did not flock to the polls in 2006, leading to the Democratic takeover of both houses and Republican defeat in 2008.

    Gibb’s is the mouth piece of the administration, and his continuous blaming of Bush is getting old. He and the Administration need to take some responsibility themselves.

    Comment by Steve | February 2, 2010

  4. This is almost verbatim nonsense from the State of the Union lecture:

    “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. All this was before I walked in the door. (Laughter and applause.)”

    Followed by the gem of the lecture:

    “Now, I know that some in my own party will argue that we can’t address the deficit or freeze government spending when so many are still hurting. And I agree — which is why this freeze won’t take effect until next year — (laughter) — when the economy is stronger. That’s how budgeting works. (Laughter and applause.)”

    The last laugh, when Zero looked directly at Republicans and told them how budgeting works, was uproarious. It was at that point I realized how harmoniously a Three’s Company laugh-track would accompany all of his future speeches.

    Comment by TheBad | February 2, 2010

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