I’ve never been a great dieter. I mean, the trick to losing weight is no big secret. When I really put my mind to it, eating healthy and exercising, I can always make the pounds come off. But what I’m really good at is gaining weight. My diets usually follow a pattern. Good breakfast. Healthy snack. Uh-oh…miniature Twix from Halloween….oh, what the heck. Ice cream. Pizza. Cookie dough. BINGE until tomorrow. Not a great way to lose to weight.
My gluttonous eating habits remind me a lot of the Presidents fiscal indulgence. His actual physique has never appeared to be anything less than svelte. But, let me tell you, the way he spends looks a lot like the way I diet. He ran for President in ’08, determined to cut down our national debt. But, once he got into office, he was like, “Ehhh, screw it,” and he just binged on all of our tax dollars until he brought us to this crisis – the cliff of economic collapse where our bright idea is to raise the debt CEILING. Dude. We are at the ceiling. This “building” we’re in is full of overcrowded hospitals that have been forced to provide Obamacare. It’s full of women, standing in line for their birth control and tax funded abortions. We’re all scrunched up with cricks in our necks because we’re at the top of the building and there is no where else to go. The answer to that isn’t to reconstruct the building. It’s to get people out. We don’t need to raise the debt ceiling.
In 2008, Obama said, “The problem is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children . . . so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman, and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.”
Then, just two weeks after he took office, he promised, “I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office. I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay.”
Sounds good. But, it wasn’t long before reality set in. Obama’s ideals for this country took over his better judgement. He got a taste of the Twix…the Presidential power. He thought, “Hey, I’m the boss. If I don’t want to run our country on a budget, who’s going to stop me?” So, that brings us to now. If Obama continues on his spending binge, he will own the legacy of having accrued more national debt than all other presidents…COMBINED.
Chomp. Chomp. Chomp.
Obama’s got all of our check cards at his disposal and the way he has chosen to spend our money is, and let me quote him on this, “irresponsible”…”unpatriotic.” He is taking our money and doling it out to abortion clinics, to his family’s 10-day Hawaiian vacation, to food stamps.
The point is, our President has a problem. If only it were his actual waistline.
Just in these last few weeks, he passed a law to give himself a lifetime of secret service protection. He requested that his staff get pay raises. His VP told the world that he could use his “executive” trump card to make a decision on gun control without Congress.
This presidential chub is anything but charming, and if our President doesn’t put himself and his pocketbook (our pocketbooks) on a well balanced diet, we’re headed toward a collective national heart attack. Get your voices heard, people. We’ve got to do something. I don’t know about you, but I’m going for a jog.