By John W. Lillpop
President Obama was quick to blame America's economic circumstances, past, present, and, presumably, future, on his immediate predecessor.
In so doing, Obama sent his socialist colleagues into orgiastic delight with that "Inherited Debt" line during the State of the Union.
Those two words--Inherited Debt--will surely be used over and over again by this administration, and by liberals in general, to hold Obama and the Democrats blameless for any and all failures sure to ensue as a result of their own policies.
The truth is that when it comes to reckless and irresponsible spending, liberals need no inheritance; lefties are quite capable of creating economic chaos on their own, as that trillion dollar pork travesty bears witness.
While Obama fed his adoring Marxist fellows with enough chortling fodder to last until the 2010 mid-term elections, the commander-in chief chose to ignore the fact much of that "Inherited Debt" was spent, directly and otherwise, on national defense and homeland security.
Indeed, because a Democrat president was more concerned with satisfying his sexual perversions than capturing Osama bin Laden, former President George W. Bush was bequeathed the most deadly attack on American soil in U.S. history on September 11, 2001.
Many hundreds of billions of dollars were spent by the Bush administration to prevent a repeat of the deadly attacks of 9/11.
That commitment to keeping our nation safe was a huge success. Under the leadership of President George W. Bush over the seven plus years following 9/11, America suffered no further terrorist attack.
Meaning that the hundreds of billions spent on defense and homeland security were well worth the money.
Of course, liberals like Senator Harry Reid ("We killed the Patriot Act" and the "War is Lost") and Nancy Pelosi would prefer to spend taxpayer money on illegal aliens, STDs, and scholarships for ACORN activists.
Note too that the "Inherited Debt" includes billions spent on the prescription drug program, no child left behind, and to reimburse state and local law enforcement and medical facilities for the cost of illegal aliens.
Which of those expenditures (none favored by real conservatives) might President Obama choose to eliminate?