Thursday, July 22, 2010

Obama bin-Lyin'...On The New Jobless Benefits Bill

If you remember, I wrote Monday about Obama's use of the ol' class warfare rhetoric to avoid answering the simple question posed by the Republicans on his new Jobless benefits bill. Namely, how are we going to pay for it?

The Democrats and the White House have not even bothered to submit a budget for this year to a vote, but simply 'deemed it passed', so this was not exactly a frivolous question.

But..we now have the real answer: hey, we'll just add that $34 billion to the deficit and the National Debt.

On hearing that, the Republicans reminded Obama about his remarks the last time this came up, after he signed a previous extension of unemployment benefits November 6th of last year.

"Now, it's important to note that the bill I signed will not add to our deficit. It is fully paid for, and so it is fiscally responsible," he said.

So before, Obama said that an extension of unemployment benefits needed to be paid for fully, but now, with the midterms, what's another $34 billion of debt?

The reporter on this story, Mark Knoller says he asked White House Spokeshole Robert Gibbs about this, and Gibbsy said he would checkout what Zero said about this back in November and get back to him...which of course, Gibbsy never did.

No surprise there, hmmm?

Remember what I said about how to tell whether the current occupant of the White House is lying....are his lips moving?

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1 comment:

louielouie said...

i am surprised that the dimocrats would want to keep funding this.
the way i understand unemployment, if they are not receiving benefits, they are not figured into the unemployment figures. ergo, if their benefits expire the unemployment rate goes down.
i guess if it increases the nat'l debt hussein is happy about it.