Pimping for President, part 2

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MONDAY 3-17-08….In Tidbits last week, I pointed out how much money the two Democrat candidates for president are promising the people out in election land. I used the term “pimping for president.” I could’ve used the term “prostituting themselves” in exchange for votes….but a prostitute actually gives something in return. Both candidates know they can’t deliver.

To prove this point, Colorado Senator Wayne Allard has authored a massive budget amendment to fund every promised policy proposed by Senator Barack Obama as the candidates makes the rounds of the states promising everything to everybody. The amendment must be voted on in the Senate.

Allard’s amendment includes $1.4 trillion in spending over five years which will cover Obama’s universal health care program, expanding the Army, eliminating income taxes on lower income seniors as well as other campaign promises he’s made, to the tune of one point four trillion.

Allard says “it’s an amendment that needs to be a part of the process that will budget for some of the rhetoric we’re hearing on the campaign trail.” Now, the question is, will this amendment pass the Senate. Answer? No way….but what will be interesting is, will Obama himself vote in favor of it? And what about Senator Clinton?

Her campaign literature promises a return to fiscal responsibility She says she wants America to regain control of its destiny, and as president, she’ll move back toward a balanced budget and surpluses. Just how she plans to miraculously produce a budget surplus isn’t explained, and no reporters have asked her for specifics.

And since she, too….has been promising everything to everybody, it’s likely that Senator Allard will total up her promised dollars, and attach a similar amendment to the budget bill. Watching these two candidates vote for the money to pay for their extravagant campaign promises is gonna’ be fun to watch.     

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One Response

  1. I LOVE this idea. Wouldn’t it be great if he started a trend that would actually hold these people to higher campaign standards? Shameless pandering is demeaning to both candidates and voters.

    Wouldn’t it be refreshing to hear candidates speak with forthright honesty and integrity trusting that the electorate will make the best decision FOR THE COUNTRY?

    Wouldn’t it be great to have candidates who actually hold SERVICE as their number one motivation for running?

    I know, I know…I’m dreaming…but we do need a standard worth reaching even if we don’t quite get there.

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