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Obama Debt Increases Twice as Fast as Economic Growth

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On October 13, 2013 @ 9:58 am In The Point | 2 Comments

If the United States Treasury was Obama’s credit card, it would have been cut up long ago.

“President Obama said that increasing the debt limit does not increase the debt,” the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee says in a statement. “But when the Treasury department started using so-called extraordinary measures to avoid a breach of the debt ceiling in May, 2011, the debt limit stood at $14,294 billion.

“Today it stands at $16,699 billion, which was reached when Treasury started using extraordinary measures in May of this year.  That’s a $2,405 billion increase in 2 years.

“Meanwhile, the economy, as measured by GDP only increased by $1,199 billion between the second quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of this year.

“So the debt increased twice as much as the economy over the last two years, the very definition of unsustainable.  The growth of a nation’s debt cannot for long exceed the growth of its economy – which is precisely what is happening now.”

But that’s okay. We’ll just print more money. And anyone who disagrees is probably a racist. Now let’s talk about how the Tea Party rebirth of the Confederacy hates America because it refuses to let Obama have his taxpayer credit card back.


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