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Financial Ruin: What do you call a budget that boosts spending $227 billion, adds $329 billion to an already huge deficit, and does nothing to fix the entitlement crisis? If you're President Obama, it's called "fiscal responsibility."

In the message Obama attached to his 2013 budget, he claimed that he's "taken many steps to reestablish fiscal responsibility."

But his budget is a colossal monument to irresponsibility, continuing a deficit-fueled spending spree that will take the country ever closer to fiscal ruin.

Just how big is this budget's spending splurge? Among other things:

• It increases projected federal spending for this year and next by a total of $227 billion, and adds $329 billion to projected deficits for those years.

• It includes another $315 billion in stimulus spending this year and next, despite the abject failure of the last stimulus, and claims by Obama himself that the economy is already on the mend.

• It spends a stunning $2.7 trillion more over the next decade than the Congressional Budget Office's "baseline" projections.

• It produces nearly $7 trillion in total deficits over the next decade, despite claims by Obama that he's cutting the deficit by $4 trillion.


Obama also claims his budget enacts "a wide range of mandatory savings," including "more than $360 billion in reforms to Medicare, Medicaid, and other health programs over 10 years."

But his own budget numbers show he barely makes a scratch in overall entitlement spending, trimming a tiny $23 billion over the next decade compared with his "baseline" projections.Scissors-32x32.png

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RUSH: I really don't know where to begin. I do not understand why somebody doesn't characterize this payroll tax cut for what it is, gutting Social Security.



RUSH: Have you seen the headlines on the tax deal, folks? The payroll tax extension deal? The deal that puts $40 a month, a whopping $40 a month in people's pockets? Headline, here it is in TheHill.com: "Republicans Retreat on Tax Cut." Other headlines: "Republicans Cave on Tax Cut." Another headline: "House Republican Leaders Agree to Payroll Tax Holiday Extension Without Offsets." The news is that Obama has rolled the Republicans once again. That's the headline. And the Republicans, God bless 'em, no matter how hard they try to gain the approval of the Drive-By Media, it's just never gonna happen, and I don't understand how they do not learn this.


So the Republicans reach across the aisle, and what happens? What does Obama do? He tells the country they might be lying. He trusts the Muslim Brotherhood more than the Republicans. Have you heard about the Muslim Brotherhood? The Muslim Brotherhood's out there, and by the way, folks, they're not who you think they are if you think they're some peace-loving group from the Middle East. ...


Egypt was Obama's first big address after taking office. So the Obama Brotherhood is laying down the law in Egypt. He's got a greater affection for these guys than he does the Republicans.


Rush: When liberal Democrats run for office, they sound like conservatives. They do their best to hide who they really are. You know it and I know it. That's not happening now, or just happening on a couple things. Like on this tax cut thing Obama's trying to sound conservative, supporting a tax cut, trying to hide his socialism and so for. But for the first time do you understand we're facing something that, in my mind, on balance is true. And it's relatively new.

These guys are running as the socialists they are! They're running as the big-spending, big-debt-busting liberals that they are. They are running on this. They are running on their plans to totally transform, change, and destroy the country's economy as it exists. They're running on that! They're not even trying to hide it now. There are just a few exceptions to it, the payroll tax holiday being one. Any time Democrats run on a tax cut, you understand that there's something really other than what appears to be on the surface going on. But for the most part they're not even trying to cover it. Obama's not trying to camouflage what's going on: Big government everywhere, telling you what you have to buy, what you can't pay for it, what you will pay for it.

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Heard Krauthammer on the radio news today and found the text at Daily Caller:


Host Bret Baier pointed out that the only one of the presidential candidates that had been making an issue of the budget process had been Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul. But Krauthammer declared Paul’s nomination unlikely and suggested that Paul’s competitors follow his lead.

“Unfortunately he’s not going to win the nomination,” Krauthammer said. “But those who could are not doing enough of this or even doing it at all. And they’re not going to win the general election unless they make spending and the debt the issue that it really is what Americans really worry about. They are accepting the president’s premise that somehow all of us have become Occupy Wall Street. Everybody thinks if you redistribute income to solve the economic problem. Let me be more cynical. And everybody thinks that if you redistribute income, you’re going to solve our economic problems.”

The Washington Post columnist then likened Obama’s budget proposal to being worthy of the beleaguered Eurozone nation Greece.

“I’m rarely accused of not being cynical enough, so let me be even more cynical,” he continued. “The president knows that we are headed over a cliff. He just wants to get past Election Day as he does on everything — on Keystone, on debt ceiling limits, on everything. But this is a budget worthy of Greece and for the president of the United States to offer it knowing how dire our situation is, is truly scandalous.”

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No one picked up on poor old Roget. Here it is. Roget's as in


548. Deceiver.

N. deceiver &c (deceive &c 545); dissembler, hypocrite; sophist, Pharisee, Jesuit, Mawworm[obs3], Pecksniff, Joseph Surface, Tartufe[obs3], Janus; serpent, snake in the grass, cockatrice, Judas, wolf in sheep's clothing; jilt; shuffler|!, stool pigeon.


liar &c (lie &c 544); story-teller, perjurer, false witness, menteur a triple etage[Fr], Scapin[obs3]; bunko steerer* [u.S.], carpetbagger* [u.S.], capper* [u.S.], faker, fraud, four flusher*, horse coper[obs3], ringer*, spieler[obs3], straw bidder [u.S.].


imposter, pretender, soi-disant[Fr], humbug; adventurer; Cagliostro, Fernam Mendez Pinto; ass in lion's skin &c (bungler) 701; actor &c (stage player) 599.

quack, charlatan, mountebank, saltimbanco[obs3], saltimbanque[obs3], empiric, quacksalver, medicaster[obs3], Rosicrucian, gypsy; man of straw.

conjuror, juggler, trickster, prestidigitator, jockey; crimp, decoy, decoy duck; rogue, knave, cheat; swindler &c (thief) 792; jobber.

Phr. "saint abroad and a devil at home" [bunyan].



884. Boasting.

N. boasting &c. v.; boast, vaunt, crake|; pretense, pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade[obs3]; gasconade; blague[obs3], bluff, gas*; highfalutin, highfaluting[obs3]; hot air, spread-eagleism [obs3][u. S.]; brag, braggardism[obs3]; bravado, bunkum, buncombe; jactitation[obs3], jactancy[obs3]; bounce; venditation|, vaporing, rodomontade, bombast, fine talking, tall talk, magniloquence, teratology|, heroics; Chauvinism; exaggeration &c. 549.

vanity &c. 880; vox et praeterea nihil[Lat]; much cry and little wool, brutum fulmen[Lat].

exultation; gloriation|, glorification; flourish of trumpets; triumph &c. 883.

boaster; braggart, braggadocio; Gascon[Fr], fanfaron[obs3], pretender, soi-disant[Fr]; blower [u. S.], bluffer, Foxy Quiller[obs3]; blusterer &c. 887; charlatan, jack-pudding, trumpeter; puppy &c. (fop) 854.

V. boast, make a boast of, brag, vaunt, Puff, show off, flourish, crake|, crack, trumpet, strut, swagger, vapor; blague[obs3], blow, four- flush *, bluff.

exult, crow, crow over, neigh, chuckle, triumph; throw up one's cap; talk big, se faire valoir[Fr], faire claquer son fouet[obs3][Fr], take merit to oneself, make a merit of, sing Io triumphe[obs3], holloa before one is out of the wood[obs3].

Adj. boasting &c. v.; magniloquent, flaming, Thrasonic, stilted, gasconading, braggart, boastful, pretentious, soi-disant[Fr]; vainglorious &c. (conceited) 880; highfalutin, highfaluting[obs3]; spread-eagle [u. S.*].

elate, elated; jubilant, triumphant, exultant; in high feather; flushed, flushed with victory; cock-a-hoop; on stilts. vaunted &c. v.

Adv. vauntingly &c. adj. hope &c. 858.



LIA''R, n. [from lie.]

1. A person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who declares to another as a fact what he knows to be not true, and with an intention to deceive him. The uttering of falsehood by mistake, and without an intention to deceive, does not constitute one a liar.

2. One who denies Christ. 1John 2.


Impostor (Page: 737)

Im*pos"tor (?), n. [L. impostor a deceiver, fr. imponere to impose upon, deceive. See Impone.] One who imposes upon others; a person who assumes a character or title not his own, for the purpose of deception; a pretender. The fraudulent impostor foul." Milton. Syn. -- Deceiver; cheat; rogue. See Deceiver.\\


De*ceiv"er (?), n. One who deceives; one who leads into error; a cheat; an impostor.

The deceived and the deceiver are his. Job xii. 16.


Tyr"ant (?), n. [OE. tirant, tiraunt, tyraunt, OF. tiran, tirant (probably from confusion with the p. pr. of verbs), F. tyran, L. tyrannus, Gr. , originally, an absolute sovereign, but afterwards, a severe or cruel ruler.]


1. An absolute ruler; a sovereign unrestrained by law or constitution; a usurper of sovereignty. &hand; Free governments [in Greece] having superseded the old hereditary sovereignties (basilei^ai), all who obtained absolute power in a state were called ty\rannoi, tyrants, or rather despots; -- for the term rather regards the irregular way in which the power was gained, whether force or fraud, than the way in which it was exercised, being applied to the mild Pisistratus, but not to the despotic kings of Persia. However, the word soon came to imply reproach, and was then used like our tyrant. Liddell & Scott.


2. Specifically, a monarch, or other ruler or master, who uses power to oppress his subjects; a person who exercises unlawful authority, or lawful authority in an unlawful manner; one who by taxation, injustice, or cruel punishment, or the demand of unreasonable services, imposes burdens and hardships on those under his control, which law and humanity do not authorize, or which the purposes of government do not require; a cruel master; an oppressor. "This false tyrant, this Nero." Chaucer.


FALSE, a. [L. falsus, from fallo, to deceive. See Fall and Fail.]

1. Not true; not conformable to fact; expressing what is contrary to that which exists, is done, said or thought. A false report communicates what is not done or said. A false accusation imputes to a person what he has not done or said. A false witness testifies what is not true. A false opinion is not according to truth or fact. The word is applicable to any subject, physical or moral.

2. Not well founded; as a false claim.

3. Not true; not according to the lawful standard; as a false weight or measure.

4. Substituted for another; succedaneous; supposititious; as a false bottom.

5. Counterfeit; forged; not genuine; as false coin; a false bill or note.

6. Not solid or sound; deceiving expectations; as a false foundation. False and slippery ground.

7. Not agreeable to rule or propriety; as false construction in language.

8. Not honest or just; not fair; as false play.

9. Not faithful or loyal; treacherous; perfidious; deceitful. The king''s subjects may prove false to him. So we say, a false heart.

10. Unfaithful; inconstant; as a false friend; a false lover; false to promises and vows. The husband and wife proved false to each other.

11. Deceitful; treacherous; betraying secrets.

12. Counterfeit; not genuine or real; as a false diamond.

13. Hypocritical; feigned; made or assumed for the purpose of deception; as false tears; false modesty. The man appears in false colors. The advocate gave the subject a false coloring.

FALSE, adv. Not truly; not honestly; falsely.

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