President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday lasted 65 minutes. The faucet was running the entire time. Here, courtesy of the National Republican Congressional Committee, is a visual representation of how much money poured out while Obama spoke.
It’s stunning to realize that the Federal debt itself is growing nearly one-third as quickly as actual spending. What’s not stunning is the scant attention Obama paid to government spending — except when he was proposing more of it.
Also, is anyone surprised that that the majority of both parties in Congress continues to be complicit in this farce? The very next day after Obama’s address, the House approved a so-called “compromise” Farm Bill Wednesday on a 251-166 vote with the full support of the GOP Establishment. The much-argued “cut” to the historically gigantic food stamp program was virtually eliminated from the final bill, and there’s virtually no chance the Senate will prevent this monster from making its way to the President’s desk.