On July 30, 2008 then Senator Barack H. Obama hosted a townhall meeting in Springfield, Illinois. The topic was Economic Security. Here's a clip:
How odd that we don't find this speech on the Obama Speech downloads page! This is also the same speech in which he promises that families who make less than $250,000 will not see any tax increase. I guess this is history they want to forget.
But we also remember how Obama attacked President Bush as "unpatriotic" and "irresponsible" for increasing the national debt $4 trillion in eight years. He's run the debt up $5 trillion in under four.
Democrats have trotted out the laughable excuse that the debt in Obama's early years is Bush's fault. That ignores the fact that it was Obama who signed the legislation authorizing the spending. No one except the willfully ignorant will be misled by the fiscal irresponsibility of the Obama Administration. By Obama's standards for Bush, his own fiscal conduct is UNPATRIOTIC!