As a follow up to my previous sequester post, I decided to try another visual metaphor to illustrate just how overblown the Democrats’ rhetoric on the sequester is.
Okay, since a commenter on NRO asked for this specific data set, I decided to just get out Excel and do it. The graph shows the spending totals for fiscal years 2007-2011 (2012 isn’t available yet except as estimates, and I’d rather work with actual figures), compared with the sequester, and, well, it speaks for itself.
Yes, I said slavery. And I’m not alone.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why America is failing. The supposed party of fiscal conservatism is about to give the leftists 90% of what they want in exchange for a pig in a poke.
America is facing a Greek-style fiscal crisis, so what do the Democrats do? Ratchet up their demands for policies that will accelerate the fall, not avoid it.
Your porkulus dollars at work, supporting Obama’s agenda (and, not coincidentally, his re-election bid).
I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that Obama can’t stop spending more than he’s got — it’s been his pattern for years.
It’s honestly hard to argue with his analysis, but I know some lefties will try.
This is one of those things that’s undeniably bad for Obama, but might not necessarily be a good thing for Romney.