The election of Barack Hussein Obama was worth a lot to liberals. To turn wicked America over for punishment to a radical-left black guy with a communist and Muslim background and terrorist associates, a conspicuously unqualified individual who obviously would not be a fitting or even benevolent steward, was the ultimate act of liberal abasement, allowing the politically correct to wallow like overfed sows in the voluptuous filth of their neurotic race guilt, treasonous impulses, and hatred of everything decent and sane. Unfortunately moonbat nirvana isn’t obtained cheaply — and even countermoonbats will have to pay the price. Here is what the first term bill comes to in terms of money:
According to the White House’s own figures (see table S-1 here for 2011 to 2013, and table S-1 here for 2010), the actual or projected deficit tallies for the four years in which Obama has submitted budgets are as follows: $1.293 trillion in 2010, $1.300 trillion in 2011, $1.327 trillion in 2012, and $901 billion in 2013. In addition, Obama is responsible for the estimated $200 billion (the Congressional Budget Office’s figure) that his economic “stimulus” added to the deficit in 2009. Moreover, he shouldn’t get credit for the $149 billion in TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) repayments made in 2010 and 2011 to cover most of the $154 billion in bank loans that remained unpaid at the end of the 2009 fiscal year — loans that count against President Bush’s 2009 deficit tally.
Adding all of this up, deficit spending during Obama’s four years in the White House (based on his own figures) will be an estimated $5.170 trillion — or $5,170,000,000,000.00.
To help put that colossal sum of money into perspective, if you take our deficit spending under Obama and divide it evenly among the roughly 300 million American citizens, that works out to just over $17,000 per person — or about $70,000 for a family of four.
To libs it was worth it. That’s why they’ll do whatever it takes to reelect him. We won’t achieve utopia until America has been bled dry and dies.
On a tip from Bob Roberts.