Monday, 8 August 2011

Does Obama remember these words?

Many times politicians words come back to haunt them.
Following the recent inter-party squabbling between the Democrats & Republicans who were being urged by President Obama to reach an agreement for the good of the country and to increase the USA debt levels I wonder if he remembers these words when having a dig at George Bush.

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America ’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

-- Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

It reminds me of an old saying about Pots and Kettles or maybe it's just the reality of being President has made him eat his words

1 comment:

  1. The most inspiring thing in that campaign was Sarah Palin's "Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we're going to lay more pipelines and build more nuclear plants". It took courage on her part to nail her colours to the nuclear mast, when even nominal supporters tend to tiptoe round the subject. I don't think anybody can seriously deny that had they been elected and a new range of nuclear plants been coming online now that America would be not only out of recession but into strong growth. Certainly I have never found a "Green" who, when presented with that question, doesn't tiptoe away.