… AND BUSH?
|| By FITSNEWS || We’ve got to hand it to Investors Business Daily’s Michael Ramirez for his latest cartoon (above) – which mocks U.S. president Barack Obama‘s decision to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley to “Denali,” a Native American word meaning “the high one” or “the great one.”
While we applaud Ramirez for his ingenuity (and for shifting this debate back to fiscal policy), it’s worth noting Obama didn’t build that mountain alone …
On January 20, 2001 – the day former president George W. Bush took the oath of office for the first time – the national debt stood at $5.73 trillion. When Bush left office, it had nearly doubled to $10.63 trillion. Over the last six-and-a-half years under Obama it has exploded, though – to a whopping $18.36 trillion (as of this writing).
To be fair, though, “Republicans” haven’t exactly been minding the bottom line during Obama’s reign …
Does this mean we are supporting Obama? Rationalizing his outrageous government growth? Hell no (for our latest thoughts on his profligate deficit spending, click here).
We’re simply saying he’s not the only one who has been recklessly and unsustainably growing government … leaving us with an Everest-sized pile of “bipartisansh*t” to clean up.