US deficit to hit $583 billion in 2014. Obama’s fault.

US deficit to hit 583 billion. Obama's fault.

As Dick Cheney taught us during the Bush years, “deficits don’t matter.” And Bush and Cheney showed us just how much they didn’t matter by taking Bill Clinton’s useless surplus and–thanks to two wars, massive, unfunded tax cuts, and one huge crash/big-bank-bailout later–turning it into a healthy $1.41 trillion deficit.

In just five years, Obama has taken the Bush-Cheney deficit and shrunk it by an incredible $827 billion to just $583 billion in 2014. (Fox News has the full report: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/11/white-house-2014-deficit-to-drop-to-583-billion/.)

Clearly, Obama didn’t get the memo that the only thing that can save us is more wars and more tax cuts for the rich.

Instead, he’s killed Bin Laden, ended foreign wars, brought healthcare to more than 20 million, created 9.9 million jobs in a record 53-month streak of job growth. And to top it all, the economy is now growing at a 4% rate.

He’s done it all with out any help from the GOP. No wonder Republicans are mad at him.

What REALLY caused the deficit to go down? YOU DECIDE.

The deficit is going down BUT NOT BECAUSE OF OBAMA, OK????

The deficit has been decreasing dramatically ever since 2009. For years, good conservatives have been trying to deny this fact, but it is finally time to admit it.

Whatever.

BUT, just because we are admitting that the deficit has gone down does not mean that liberal Barack Hussein Obama should get credit for it. Sure, it’s true that he was elected in 2009, and we have used that simple fact to prove that Obama is responsible for everything from lightning to suicide. However, in this case, it just makes no sense to give Obama credit for a reduced deficit. He is a liberal, after all.

Therefore, we have turned to Wikipedia and The Internets for other events that happened in 2009 that might be possible explanations for this unprecedented conservative success!  (I’m talking about the deficit reduction. Duh.)

Below are some of the candidates that we have found. For conservatives, all of these are more likely to be the cause of deficit reduction than anything that Obama has done.

Help us to decide which of the following events was the true cause of our decreasing deficit, by casting your vote below!

 

[socialpoll id=”2175941″]

 

The deficit is getting bigger…. and scarier!!

Eric Cantor says the deficit is getting big and scary.

Eric Cantor says the deficit is getting big and scary.

 

Eric Cantor says that the biggest problem in America today is the growing deficit.

He is clearly using the above, GOP-approved, unskewed graph.  As you can see in this illustration, the deficit in 2013 is very, very large. And scary. And kind of weird-looking.  Obviously, that’s the problem we need to focus on.

 

original graph found via: Maddowblog

related article: Boring deficit is still decreasing. How boring.

Boring deficit still decreasing. How boring.

Deficit to GDP

Deficit to GDP

The deficit has been decreasing sharply for most of the time Obama has been in office. So what? That’s boring. I know it must be boring, because nobody is talking about it.

The above graph appeared on a well-known anti-Christian communist website, and therefore is steeped in liberal bias. But for the most part, neither liberals nor conservatives are really spending any time talking about the fact that the deficit is going down, and the budget that broke at the end of the previous administration is getting fixed under the Obama administration, and we’re rapidly headed toward having a smaller deficit-to-GDP ratio than we had in 2004 under George W. Bush.

Actually, we here at LiberalBias.com have been reporting for a year that federal deficit statistics have a liberal bias, for example:

Federal Spending Graph: UNSKEWED!!!!

Federal spending graph refuses to cooperate with GOP agenda

America has voted: THE DEFICIT IS GETTING BIGGER!

 

…..yet the fact of the matter is, everyone is pretty much over it.

People have made up their minds, and don’t want to hear any more “facts” and “evidence” and whatnot.

This new graph is nothing new.  If, before seeing this graph, you believed that Obama is “exploding the debt” and is “on a spending spree” and has “stolen money from our children and grandchildren“, then what reason would you possibly have for thinking otherwise now?

None at all.

There is nothing to see here.

Please move on.

 

graph data source: Treasury Department
graph found via: Wonkblog, Washington Post

 

QUIZ: are you qualified to create a conservative budget?

Serious Budget

Serious Budget

Take this two-question quiz. If you answer both questions correctly, then YOU are qualified to draft a conservative budget plan for the United States.

Question 1: The cost for this element of the federal budget accounts for less than 1% of the annual federal deficit. However, it needs to be cut immediately. The meaning of this cut would be symbolic: when we are trying to tighten our belts, every little bit counts. This program is not needed, and some studies suggest that it impacts a very small minority of the population anyway. Because this program only helps a small number of people, but is paid for by everyone’s tax dollars, it represents socialism. It must be eliminated.

This program is:

A)  PBS
B)  Tax breaks for corporate jet owners

Question 2: The cost for this element of the federal budget accounts for less than 1% of the annual federal deficit. However, to cut it would be a complete disaster. Because the amount of money is so small, it will not put a dent in our real economic problems and therefore should be ignored, as it is just a distraction from more important issues. It only benefits a small portion of the population, but the people it benefits are the ones who should be helped. Therefore, we need to keep this program in place.

This program is:

A)  PBS
B)  Tax breaks for corporate jet owners

 

 


 

If you answered (A) PBS to the first question, and (B) Tax breaks for corporate jet owners for the second question, then CONGRATULATIONS!   ….you are qualified to create a conservative federal budget plan!

 

Related Story: Why Big Bird Must Die: the kid’s edition

 

America has voted: THE DEFICIT IS GETTING BIGGER!

Numerical Deficit

People vote on reality.

This graph proves that the Federal Deficit is getting bigger. Anyone who disagrees therefore hates freedom and democracy, and clearly has a liberal bias.

According to this graph, 62% of the people voted to believe that the deficit is getting bigger, 28% voted to believe that it is roughly the same, and only 6% voted to believe that the deficit is shrinking. By a clear majority, the American people have decided that  the deficit is increasing.  In a representative government like the United States, that means they must be right.

Numerical DeficitNow, if you are weak-willed or easily confused, you might point to other graphs that seem to show the numerical value of the deficit decreasing every year since 2009.   From that, you might be fooled into believing that the deficit is not increasing.

But saying stuff like that is to completely disrespect the power of the people.  If someone says that the deficit is “actually” decreasing and that 90% of the people are “wrong”, you need to respond by saying:

ONLY A TYRANT TRIES TO FORCE 90% OF THE PEOPLE TO BEND TO HIS WILL!!!!

Then you will have obviously won the argument.

As Mitt Romney’s noble and glorious presidential campaign said: we will not allow our beliefs to be dictated by fact-checkers!

 

graphs found via: Steve Benen, MaddowBlog (graph  1) (graph 2)

This graph DARES to imply that lazy people aren’t the problem!

Interest is the problem

Interest is the problem

According to this graph, entitlements for lazy people are NOT the main reason that the Federal Deficit will explode over the long term. This contradicts conservative values and therefore must be wrong.

We are always hearing from the great conservative minds of our time that our current economic path is unsustainable, and the reason is because the government gives free stuff to lazy people with Obama phones. We are specifically told that Medicare and Medicaid and Socialist Security are all spinning out of control, and that their costs will “explode the deficit” over time.

It seems strange, then, that this graph, produced by the socialist far-left organization known as the “Treasury Department”, shows that these gifts-for-lazy-people are actually remarkably stable over time and do not increase the deficit!

Instead, according to this graph, the biggest problem is the interest on existing debt.

In fact, if you look at the difference between the black line (total receipts) and the dotted line that marks the top of the colored area (non-interest spending), the total non-interest deficit is extremely small, and much smaller than the overall spending for entitlements for lazy people.

There really isn’t a lot to say about this graph, except that it’s obviously wrong.  We’re not entirely sure how it’s wrong, or why. But, it contradicts Sean Hannity… so it must, in some way or other, be guilty of liberal bias!!!

 

graph data source: Treasury Department report
graph found via: The Fiscal Times

Long-term debt projections have a liberal bias!

Long-term debt projections

Long-term debt projections

If Obama has been destroying our economy, then why has the long-term fiscal outlook for the country improved every single year that he’s been in office? There’s really only one explanation: liberal bias!

There really isn’t a lot to say about this graph. Every year, the Communist Budget Office (CBO) predicts what the long-term economy will look like for the country in the foreseeable future if it continues with the same economic policies that it has at that time, the “baseline scenario” for that year.

The year that Obama took office, the CBO was projecting that the total federal debt would explode by 500% in 75 years. In other words, if things kept on going the same way that they were in 2009, with no changes, the debt would be more than 300% of GDP in 75 years time.

Each year that Obama was in office, of course, things changed. We conservatives know that all of these changes were bad, because Obama is a Kenyan socialist who can’t do anything right.

Yet weirdly, this graph shows that each year the projection was revised to show an improvement.

In fact, although conservatives are still telling us today that the debt is exploding out-of-control, this graph shows something different. According to this graph, the current policies in place are putting us on the road to a long-term balanced budget.

HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE, STUPID GRAPH? DON’T YOU KNOW OBAMA IS A BIG SPENDER???

Clearly, the CBO’s so-called “long term debt projections” are nothing but witchery and wishful thinking.  Just like Nate Silver’s election predictions: just a bunch of liberal bias.

 

 graph data source: CBO
graph found via: Economic Policy Institute

Republican voters have a liberal bias?

Republican voters have a liberal bias

Voters have liberal bias

According to the latest McCarthy-Marxist poll, the American people want the Bush tax cuts to expire on rich people, oppose letting Obama’s tax cut expire, and do not want to cut Medicare or increase the eligibility to 67. But we already knew this: the American people have a liberal bias.

Unfortunately, there is a deeper problem revealed by this poll, and shown in the graph below. When looking only at self-identified Republican voters, they also oppose letting Obama’s tax cut expire, cutting Medicare or Medicaid spending, or raising the eligibility age.

Republican voters have a liberal bias

So in essence, Republican voters are against all of the ideas put forth by the Republicans in congress.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, STUPID REPUBLICANS? WHY DO YOU HATE FREEDOM???

Of course, they are also opposed to letting the tax cuts expire on the rich job creators. They are also opposed to compromise. So there is an alternative explanation.

It’s possible that Republican voters quite simply hate everything.

graph data source (both graphs): McCarthy-Marxist poll
graph found via (graph 1): mcclatchydc.com
graph found via (graph 2): MaddowBlog

Liberal facts conspire to embarass the Heritage Foundation

Heritage Foundation vs Liberal Data

When liberal facts and numbers dare to embarrass good, conservative institutions like the Heritage Foundation, it’s just downright unseemly.

The above graphs provide a good example of this kind of scummy behavior that liberal facts like to engage in.

On the left you see two graphs that were published by the Heritage Foundation in 2001 as predictions of the miraculous panacea the Bush Tax Cuts would be over the following ten years, from 2001 to 2011. The top graph shows the prediction that the Bush Tax Cuts would produce a veritable explosion of tax revenues from 2001 to 2011. The bottom graph shows the prediction that the Bush Tax Cuts would cause a virtual orgasm of jobs during that same period. Together, these graph proved that the Bush Tax Cuts would be better than sex and solve all of our economic woes.

On the right, you have graphs that show what actually happened in the years 2001-2011. Revenue plummeted, unemployment skyrocketed. In other words: everything turned out pretty much the opposite of what the Heritage Foundation predicted.

How embarrassing.

Obviously, there is something seriously wrong here. The Heritage Foundation are good people. They are doing the best they can. It’s just not fair for facts and actual data to make them look so very, very pathetically inept. It’s just not nice for real statistics to somehow give the impression that the Heritage Foundation is made up of a bunch of yahoos that have absolutely no clue what they are talking about and couldn’t predict themselves out of a paper bag.

So obviously, as usual, it must be the facts that are wrong. The reality of the situation is, the Bush Tax Cuts would have done exactly what the Heritage Foundation predicted, if it were not for the unexpected circumstances that arose, including a black president, and of course lots and lots of liberal bias!!!!

graph data source: The Heritage Foundation 2001, Associated Press, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics
graph found via: “How Awesome The Bush Tax Cuts Were Supposed To Be“, The Atlantic Wire.

Why Big Bird Must Die: the kid’s edition

Big Bird Is A Liberal Communist Loser Suckling Off The State.

Liberals have been circulating this chart around the internet and saying: “Look how small the spending is for PBS! Isn’t it stupid to cut funding for Sesame Street when it will make almost no difference at all to the deficit?”

Obviously, these liberals know nothing about business. So, in order to educate stupid, ignorant liberals about how to run business, we here at LiberalBias.com present to you a Classroom-Style Lesson, called: “Why Big Bird Must Die: the kid’s edition.


Hello, boys and girls! Today we are going to talk about budgets!

To help you to understand about budgets and deficits, I’d like you to imagine for a moment your family’s household budget. As you know, daddy earns lots and lots of money for you and mommy to spend.  Then, that money gets spent. What happens if more money gets spent than daddy earns? That’s called a deficit, and it makes baby Jesus cry.

So, whenever there is a deficit, your family has to find a way to decrease spending. They cannot possibly find ways of getting more income, because that would interfere with daddy’s free time. Instead, your family will make a list of stuff that costs money, and it will include things like this:

$1100 per month for daddy’s new Mercedes
$880 per month for mommy’s spa treatments
$34 per month for the family to see a movie in the big movie theater!

…and so on. Now, daddy has to decide what to cut.

Obviously, he can’t sell his new Mercedes and get a cheaper car. Daddy works very hard and deserves to have a nice car. If you take away his car, he will have no motivation to work really hard and you all will suffer.

Obviously, mommy can’t give up her spa treatments, because without her spa treatments, mommy will be in a very bad mood. Very, very bad. You don’t want that to happen, do you? Because if mommy is angry, who knows what she might do.

So, the only thing left to cut is the movie tickets! You can’t go out to the movies any more, because daddy needs to cut back on spending. It’s really the only logical conclusion.

What does this have to do with Big Bird?  Big Bird is like the movie tickets. It may not cost that much, but it’s the only thing that daddy and mommy don’t care that much about… so it has to go.

It will make mommy and daddy feel better, to think that they’re saving at least something. And you want mommy and daddy to feel better, don’t you?

DON’T YOU????

 

graph found via: Think Progress