By ROBERT LAURIE – Obama parties as we descend into chaos
At the close of business Thursday, Barack Obama crossed an important line. On July 2, 2001 our national was just $5,693,220,327,798.14. When Bush left office, it was up to $10,626,877,048,913.08. Obama’s debt is now over $16,323,083,449,604.98 and climbing rapidly. This means that Obama has now accrued a debt greater than that of every President from George Washing ton’s 1789 inauguration all the way to the fifth month of George W. Bush’s first term – combined.
If any of this worries Obama, you wouldn’t know it from the way he spent his weekend golfing and mingling with Hollywood royalty.
According to the White House website, Obama had no public schedule for Saturday. While the President is always technically “working,” you can assume this was a relaxing day, possibly designed to allow the Commander in Chief to rest up for a grueling Sunday. After all, it takes a lot of energy to hit the links with Bill Clinton.
Obama has now played well over 100 rounds as President, but 55 degree November weekends cannot be allowed to go to waste. The phony specter of catastrophic man-made global warming isn’t just a convenient anti-capitalist boogeyman; it’s also great for your short game. This was the third time he’d managed to play since his November 6th reelection.
Afterward, you might assume he went home to figure out the whole fiscal cliff thing. You’d be wrong. In reality, he grabbed a tux and headed to the Kennedy center where he honored such cultural luminaries as David Letterman, Dustin Hoffman, and Led Zeppelin.
Of the notorious rock band, he said “There was some hotel rooms trashed and mayhem all around, so it’s fitting that we’re doing this in a room with windows that are about three inches thick, and with Secret Service all around. So, guys, just settle down.”
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