There Is Only One Way to Understand this 2006 Audio: Barack Obama is Fundamentally Dishonest
Poor Richard's News has posted 2006 audio of then Sen. Barack Obama denouncing the US national debt. It was March 2006, and the US national debt stood at about $8 trillion.
OBAMA: Guys, ok, I have to go vote. It's a sad state of affairs. We just voted to increase the debt limit. The US total debt at this point exceeds eight trillion dollars. That's eight trillion, with a T. So we've gotta get our fiscal house in order here in Washington. I'm not sure it's gonna happen under the current leadership in Congress.
Obama voted against that debt ceiling increase as a senator. Now as president he wants unilateral unchecked authority to raise the debt limit anytime he sees fit.
Under his watch, the national debt has climbed to more than $16 trillion, about $6 trillion of that coming on his watch. He has not had a budget in over three years. But he says that we have no spending problem.
If $8 trillion in debt was a "sad state of affairs," what is $16 trillion in debt? If our fiscal house wasn't in order in 2006, when deficits were much lower and we actually had a national budget, what is the state of affairs now?