Obama Continues to Spend (09 Budget) & Deficit Goes Up and 59% of Americans Believe Government is the Problem


In the end most Americans know exactly who the problem is … American wanted Change; however, this might just be change no one can live with.

Obama and the Democrats think that they are riding in with a white hat on a horse to save the day for the American people. Sadly, these delusional people think they really are the answer and Obama really believes he is The Chosen One.

However, intelligent, thinking Americans know better. In a recent Rasmussen poll (the only person who called the 2008 Presidential election correctly) 59% of Americans believe that government is not the solution, but the problem. Obama’s current wave of popularity is based on one thing, he is new and people want to believe. Wait until the economy reacts adversely to his policy when average Americans feel a direct impact.

… a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 59% of U.S. voters agreed with Ronald Reagan that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”

Since then, the stock market has fallen roughly 3,000 points, millions of jobs have been lost, nearly a trillion dollars has been spent so far to bail out the financial industry, an additional $787-billion government stimulus package has been approved, and a new president has taken office who has proposed spending billions and billions more.

Despite all that, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows that the basic views of the American people have not change: 59% of voters still agree with Reagan’s inaugural address statement. Only 28% disagree, and 14% are not sure.

Powerline asks what is our future under Obama rule, 1930’s Dust Bowl Days?

The Gateway Pundit reports the eye opening comments from White House Budget Director Peter Orszag told Neil Cavuto today. (Video available)

“We need some shared sacrifice” and “elevated deficits are beneficial”

Oh my God, you wanted change … change here … Obama’s Budget: Almost $1 Trillion in New Taxes Over Next 10 yrs, Starting 2011. Can every one just now admit that Obama is what we thought he was … a tax and spend liberal.


Were not these the same people that railed against GWB for the deficit with the war in Iraq?

An eye-popping $1.75 trillion deficit for the 2009 fiscal year underlined the heavy blow the deep recession has dealt to the country’s finances as Obama unveiled his first budget. That is the highest ever in dollar terms, and amounts to a 12.3 percent share of the economy — the largest since 1945. In 2010, the deficit would dip to a still-huge $1.17 trillion, Obama predicted.

UPDATE II: Appears some Democrats Hate the Obama Budget

If you liked this post, you may also like these:

  • President Barack Obama Weekly Address, “We Need a Government That Lives Within Its Means”
  • President Barack Obama’s New Budget: $1.65 Trillion Deficit for This Year
  • Up, Up and Away … Budget deficit rises to $120 billion in October
  • 73% of Americans Believe that Wasteful Governemnt Spending to Blame for Federal deficit
  • Aruba: First Quarter Deficits Over 100 million Florins already … A Sign of Things to Come

  • Comments

    17 Responses to “Obama Continues to Spend (09 Budget) & Deficit Goes Up and 59% of Americans Believe Government is the Problem”

    1. buster on February 27th, 2009 8:38 am

      Will some one please jiggle the handle so the toilet will stop flushing

    2. Richard on February 27th, 2009 9:19 am

      I’m speaking from memory here, so some of the details might be wrong ….

      But I read yesterday that AIG, which has already gotten bailout money to the tune of $150 billion, is back asking for more. In the fourth quarter, I think it was, it lost $60 billion … just about the size of the first bailout package.

      This morning, news came out that the government is taking an expanded position in Citigroup. And in pre-market trading, anyway, the stock was down more than half, apparently on fears that when the government converts the preferred stock that it gets in return for the bailout money into common stock, the resulting dilution (creating a lot more common shares) will slam the price even more.

      So I’m almost wondering if the whole intent of the bailout is to let someone get out scot-free while Joe Taxpayer picks up the tab.

      At this point, it wouldn’t surprise me.

      As I asked before … if government money is to be used in a stimulus package, why shouldn’t it be directed towards NEW loans, rather than getting corporations off the hook? And why shouldn’t it be directed toward healthy banks, rather than bail out the international behemoths?

      Of course, those are the places where politicians, once out of office, tend to find well-paying positions….

      Fasten your seatbelts, folks, as it looks like the ride is going to get even bumpier.

    3. Richard on February 27th, 2009 9:24 am

      For all the money pouring into the banks, it doesn’t appear to be doing much good.

      Here’s a headline from today’s financial news:

      Financials are biggest losers as S&P 500 falls nearly 2.5% at open

    4. SenecaFalls on February 27th, 2009 9:29 am

      Oh you poor dear. Still clinging to the OCTOBER 2008 poll by Rasmussen that asked a loaded,leading question. Forgot to tell your readers that it was from October 2008 and thought the rest of us wouldn’t know.? Now I know why they call this site Scared Monkeys.

      By the way what happened after October 2008? Oh yeah . . . Americans elected Barack Obama, the person who offered some government solutions to the mess created by Bush, with 53% of the voters.

      Not only that but after the stimulus package was passed by the House, 67% of the people approved of his handling of the passage of the stimulus plan. Published February 6-7, of this year , you can find the Gallup results here;http://www.gallup.com/poll/114202/Obama-Upper-Hand-Stimulus-Fight.aspx
      That same poll found your beloved Repubs at 58% disapproval. That was two weeks ago.

      Another by the way, following the address to the joint congress O’Bama’s approval soared by 17 points. It increased 11 points among Repubs alone. Check out this link here. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-mitchell/mission-accomplished-nati_b_169764.html
      “Before the speech, Obama’s overall approval rating was 80% for Democrats, 22% for Republicans and 51% for Independents. After, they climbed sharply to 88%, 33% and 67%.”

      So are you still going to put your head in the sand like a scared monkey and will we continue to have to read of an October 2008 Rasmussen poll when America has obviously changed directions from your far extreme corner of thinking??

    5. super dave on February 27th, 2009 10:03 am

      #4 oh you poor dear still clinging to your boy as if he was some kind of hero instead of a chicago street thug.
      too blind to see that he is raping our country only to leave it in a shambles. even his flipflop party is fighting within it’s own ranks. a mere pelosi puppet. we know who really controls obama and it’s still the white people in the form of a socialistist , communist party known as the democrats.

    6. buster on February 27th, 2009 10:11 am

      #4 still single and no sight of a date in the near future huh.

    7. scott on February 27th, 2009 10:15 am

      SF – It makes no difference what the approval ratings are…what matters are the professionals on the floors of the stock exchange that have ZERO confidence in Obama and the proof is in the pudding as everytime he speaks the markets dip!

      I love how these liberals cling to these polls which are not accurate in the least. Only the inner city Obama voters who voted for him for the sole reason that he was black and the crazy liberal Obama socialists think these polls tell the true feeling of America, WHICH IS DOES NOT! Come down where I live and see where these polls land.


      is all I hear coming from liberals….I feel like I’m stuck in a Charlie Brown special listening to his teacher talk…

    8. SenecaFalls on February 27th, 2009 10:33 am

      Super Dave,
      Your just hilarious in your inanity. Socialist, communists whatever. Guess since you probably are not able to define either word you might as well use both. The point of my post was that the author of the first post used an October poll to repudiate conduct that occurred January and February . His post was kinda silly just like yours.

    9. Freebrid on February 27th, 2009 11:29 am

      As your presidence I have signed into law that everyone will receive what ever funds needed,just send a self addessed envelope w/stamp to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.. I will personally be overseeing the printing presses as we print up a LOT of money to be used to blow in any manner you wish.. My government has came through on it’s promies to throw as much money up a hogs ass a possible.. Thank U

    10. rightknight on February 27th, 2009 12:18 pm

      Apparently the NEW administration is completely and utterly
      unfamiliar with the free enterprise system. The obvious way
      to deal with something not understood is to destroy it and
      replace it with a technique that NEW administration can control.
      Total management of a society by government cannot tolerate
      FREEDOM in any way, shape, or form. Christian morality is
      also pesky. Rugged Individualism interferes with Top-Down
      managed Collectivism. Competition and incentivized creativity
      to be shackled with constraints. Time to organize the masses to
      be obedient to the whims of the Super-Wise. Tax the cattle
      into submission.

      CHAINS you can believe in!

    11. ANewGirl on February 27th, 2009 1:27 pm

      Obama’s 2% Illusion—Barack Obama’s expensive Domestic Agenda will cost America’s Middle Class….Wall St. Journal


    12. john staton on February 27th, 2009 2:44 pm

      Plain hard reality. Current Federal deficit is 40% of GDP, far to high, an anchor on the economy. In just 2 years, projected deficit is 63% of GDP a level which the US cannot sustain. By 2014 the projection is another 1.2 trillion added. The Nation will not recover from this…JS

    13. super dave on February 27th, 2009 3:41 pm

      seneca falls down and can’t get up. i can give you some much needed spelling lessons or is that ebonics you are printing ?

      now i know you probably are standing in line for your first of the month free check along with the other 41% of non working obama followers. masa obama he be puttin gas in my car and be payin my rents.

    14. PA Mom on February 28th, 2009 1:33 am

      I hope that everyone, that sees Obama for his socialist reforms, will take action to save our country. It is my understanding that he cannot totally destroy the country in 4 years, so he must not be elected again. We all have to join together and choose the correct candidate to oppose him. We also have to stop this congress by opposing them also. This vote is in 2 years.

    15. Dolf on March 4th, 2009 7:48 am

      I observed something:

      when ppl pro democratic are posting, its usualy about solutions (and Bush/Cheney)

      when republicans post: they often go for name calling, lies and violence
      SM: I witness just the opposite … remember all the names that they called GWB?

      Democrats and solutions … LOL … HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

    16. Dolf on March 4th, 2009 7:48 am

      apologizes for the ones who don’t

    17. Dolf on March 5th, 2009 8:51 am


      actualy: the NYT is a bit positive about Bush (except the war on Iraq), they say he is a nice guy (to everybody), Cheney however……

      Cheney is 1 scary MOFU

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