Sunday, May 24, 2009

Obama's Deficit?

The estimated population of the United States is 306,240,937
so each citizen's share of this debt is $36,952.67.

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$3.82 billion per day since September 28, 2007

America's deficit as I write this blog stands at

What caused this debt? Obama? Obama who has only been in office for a few months now? Did Obama not come into office with a deficit?

The cost of war: $860,850,934,756.00
$5,000 per minute, $12 billion monthly.
Now many Bush supporters claim the war is needed, it has kept us safe since 9-11. Personally, I believe 9-11 should never have happened. I have been afraid, along with millions of other Americans, since then. How many attacks of that magnitude have happened before or since?

November 9171:
Iranian students attacked and seized the American Embassy in Tehran.
April 1983: A large vehicle packed with high explosives was driven into the US Embassy compound in Beirut.
December 1983: Another truck loaded with explosives is driven into the US Embassy in Kuwait.
September 1984: Yet another van was driven into the gate of the US Embassy in Beirut.
April 1985: A bomb explodes in a restaurant frequented by US soldiers in Madrid.
February 1993: A group of terrorists are arrested after a rented van packed with explosives is driven into the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City. Six people are killed and over 1000 are injured.
November 1995: A car bomb explodes at a US military complex in Riyadh.
June 1996: another truck bomb explodes only 35 yards from the US military compound in Dhahran.
October 2000: Attack on USS Cole in the port of Aden.
September 2001: Two hijacked planes crash into the World Trade Center, one "mystery" plane crashes into the Pentagon. While another plane "disintegrates"
New York City.

This is a few of the terrorist events in our history. With this obvious build up of terrorist attacks, why was the information before 9-11 pushed aside? There was enough information to prevent this attack. From the pilot training station in Florida to anonymous tips.
The biggest terrorist attack in US history occurred on George W. Bush's watch.
Why are we in Iraq? Why has the war been labeled "Operation Iraqi Freedom" Why has it taken 8 years to resolve this conflict?

George W. Bush left office with the highest deficit in US history. The needless war is only one example of needless spending during his administration. Obama did not create this deficit he merely inherited it.

The bottom line is: If you supported the war in Iraq. If you supported the Bush administration. If you supported deregulation, wastful spending, tax cuts for the top %5 percent and a war plan with no end then you supported the deficit. The economy was in a free fall. See I did not vote for Bush I Knew GWB would destroy this country. Please remember if Bush wasn't so terrible there would not be an OBAMA or Democratic majority that is filabuster proof. Really Obamas' deficit?