$12,000,000,000,000

Congress will soon vote on legislation to raise the debt ceiling — the limit on how much the government can borrow — above the present $12.1 trillion. On Friday, the nation’s overall debt stood at $11.99 trillion. Some fiscally conservative lawmakers have said they would not vote for further increases in the debt ceiling until the administration took deficit-cutting steps.

The national debt is the accumulation of annual budget deficits. The deficit for the 2009 budget year, which ended on Sept. 30, set an all-time record in dollar terms at $1.42 trillion.(AP)

But That’s George Bush’s fault! According to the Democrats, who have been in control of Congress for nearly 3 years.

The Era of Personal responsibility has begun, “What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility.”

A year after his historic election, President Barack Obama sought to remind Americans on Wednesday the biggest problems he is grappling with — from the economy to the war in Afghanistan — are the legacy of his predecessor, George W. Bush. (Reuters)

It’s someone else’s fault! 🙂

“On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.” (Obama’s Inaugural Speech)

Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

He just forgot to mention it was a  Socialist Utopia  and total government control of your life. 🙂

Details, Details, Details…

It’s as if Obama’s presidency hasn’t really started. He’s still taking inventory of the Bush years. Just this Monday, he referred to “long years of drift” in Afghanistan in order to, I suppose, explain away his own, well, yearlong drift on Afghanistan.(Krauthammer)

Hardly a negative word has been uttered in the mainstream media this week about President Obama and the shortage of swine flu vaccine shots, despite assurances from his administration in September that an “ample supply” would be available by “mid-October.”
Just recently: “Now to the H1N1 flu. Federal health officials admitted today their projected timetable for producing the vaccine was way off. They originally said there would be about 40 million doses by the end of the month. But as of today, there’s less than half that number.” Subsituting on the NBC Nightly News, Ann Curry blandly announced: “President Obama declared the swine flu pandemic a national emergency over the weekend, but still the amount of vaccine to protect against it is running way behind what the government had promised.”
It’s no big deal… It’s a “national emergency” but it’s not big deal.

But five years ago when it was George W. Bush in the White House and sufficient supplies of flu vaccine were not available in a timely manner, folks in the media were jumping all over the administration.

Just Imagine if it was George W. Bush (or any Republican) in this Obama post-partisan world.

“If you can’t plan to have enough of that vaccine, what are they doing with respect to the other things that could potentially hurt America in terms of bioterrorism, chemical terrorism, other kinds of things?” he said.

“You’re telling me your flu shots are canceled because this administration was unwilling to play straight with the American people. That’s wrong,” he said. “As a value system, that’s just wrong — not to mention the incompetence of not planning so that you know you have enough vaccine.”

Can you guess who said this?

Sen. John Kerry attacking Bush in the 2004 Presidential Campaign.

Anything remotely similar now?

No.

CBS NEWS: If you can’t find any swine flu vaccine for your kids, it won’t be for a lack of positive thinking. In fact, the whole flu snafu is being blamed on “undue optimism” on the part of both the Obama administration and Big Pharma.

Aw, shucks. We were just overly optimistic.

You mean like Pelosi Care cutting the deficit and your premiums going down if  Uncle Sam is in charge of your life?? 🙂

“Road to Flu Vaccine Shortfall, Paved With Undue Optimism,” was the headline of a front page article in the October 26th New York Times

Will anyone dare ask Obama why the shortage of vaccine? Not unless they want the “Fox Treatment.”

And you want these people in charge of your Life, as in Health Insurance?

Why?

In the battle against the H1N1 flu, our government promised that they would have 120 million doses delivered by mid-October. As of late October actual amount delivered is closer to 11 million, a measly 9% fulfillment rate.


Accordingly, when our Government delivers on their healthcare promises expect this: Higher Premiums, Higher Taxes, and 9% of the service you’re getting now and 0% care from your government. (Tom Singer)
(AP):The Pentagon says a small shipment of swine flu vaccine has arrived at the Guantanamo Bay military prison. It’s unlikely any of the terror detainees held there will get any of the sought-after vaccine now.
“There is no vaccine in Guantanamo and there’s no vaccine on the way to Guantanamo,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.
“Gitmo doesn’t have any vaccine and is not expected to receive any vaccine for some time, probably late November at the earliest,” Pentagon spokesman BryanWhitman (The Pentagon Source above) said.
Curiouser and Curiouser…
But when it’s all said and done, it’s still George W Bush’s Fault!! 🙂
Now it’s time for your Two Minute Hate…
(In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Two Minutes Hate (more properly, “Two Minutes’ Hate” or “Two-Minute Hate”) is a daily period in which Party members of the society  must watch a film depicting The Party’s enemies (notably Emmanuel Goldstein (substitute Republicans, Conservatives, and/or Talk Radio, or even anyone eho opposes the Liberals for that matter and their followers) and express their hatred for them and the principles of democracy.)
1…2…3…HATE!

Good, Comrade.

Very Good.