Remember Obama’s big talk about Pay-Go?
Perhaps some ninny in the Lamestream Media will ask The Won how he can reconcile his previous words with this:
Wall Street Journal: The U.S. government spent itself deeper into the red last month, paying nearly $20 billion in interest on debt and an additional $9.8 billion to help unemployed Americans.
Federal spending eclipsed revenue for the 22nd straight time, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. The $165.04 billion deficit, while a bit smaller than the $169.5 billion shortfall expected by economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires, was the second highest for the month on record. The highest was $180.68 billion in July 2009.
The government usually runs a deficit during July, which is the 10th month of the fiscal year. So far in fiscal 2010, the government spent $1.169 trillion more than it made. That figure is about $98 billion lower than during the comparable period a year earlier.
For all of fiscal 2009, the U.S. ran a record $1.42 trillion deficit. Fiscal 2010 might run a little higher—the Obama administration sees $1.47 trillion.
Gateway Pundit correctly points out that July’s $165 billion in new debt is greater that all the debt George Bush racked up in all of 2007. This is why I am completely floor when idiots ask, why wasn't anyone complaining when Bush was racking up deficits? It's the magnitude, stupid!
Via: MemeorandumVia: Gateway Pundit