Listen my children and hear the drama of the one, the only Barack Obama.
Our story starts as President Obama leaves the golf course and returns to his family. As he approaches his house he is met by the Hawaiian god Pelee. Pelee tells Obama that he will has not been a good steward for America. He says that Obama has made a mockery of the term “fiscal restraint.” Pelee goes on to tell Obama that he must change his ways. He tells him that Obama will be visited by three spirits during the evening.
Obama, as all good scrooges including George C. Scott, refused to believe that what he had just seen was real. That said, he was unsettled from the experience. He entered his house, bypassed the reports authored by Janet Napolitano which attempt to show she has any competency, kisses the woman who is recently, just proud of her country and heads to bed.
At about 11 PM the first spirit arrives. As Obama peers out from under his blankets and four poster bed with all the trimmings, he can’t believe his eye. There stands the spirit of economy past; Ronald Reagan!
Reagan tells Obama that he’s mucked up the economy something terrible. He tells him that increasing the deficit and attempting to buy jobs via “stimulus” is the wrong way to go. As Obama begins a retort that included, “I inherited,” Reagan stops him with “There you go again!”
Reagan tells Obama that he too inherited a recession. One that had not been seen since the days of the great depression. On top of that, there was a malaise in the country that had seriously hindered the ability to harness any hope and optimism from the American people. Reagan told Obama that the only way to deal with a serious recession is through taxes. Reagan told Obama how through his tax reductions, the country was able to pull itself up by its bootstraps and right its economic self. Reagan pointed out to Obama that regardless of what you do, tax receipts will always hover between 8% to 8.5% of GDP. If you cant to spend more you have to grow the economy. There is no way to tax or spend your way out of a recession. To enforce his point, Reagan put the following graph up for Obama to study.
With the presentation of the graph, Reagan was gone. Obama was unconvinced and went back to sleep.
Barely an hour went by and once again, Obama was awaken. This time he was awakened be the spirit of economy present. This spirit greatly resembled Sarah Palin, although it couldn’t be, she hadn’t be done in by the left, was still alive.
Sarah, ah, the spirit, told Obama that despite his protestations, he and he alone has put the federal budget on a path where in just a few short years the budget will require the public portion of debt to be over 80% of the GDP. Of course, this doesn’t count the unfunded debts like social security, medicare etc. Sarah departed after leaving Obama the next graph and warning him that without changes, dire consequences will come.
Obama remained unmoved by the pleadings of Sarah and once again, went back to bed.
Sometime in the wee hours of the morning, Obama was awoken once again. This time, as he looked out from his bed linens he saw not one but many, many spirits. These were the spirits of the future economy.
Theses spirits were the faces, if not the bodies of all of our children, grand children, great grand children etc. They moaned and wailed as their leader approached Obama. This time Obama was taken aback. As he peered beyond his blankets, he looked into the face and eyes of his own daughter, Sasha.
Sasha began to explain that the reason for all the moaning and wailing was that these generations had become enslaved. Enslaved to the debt that Obama and others had left for future generations to deal with. These future generations have no hope, and expect no change as unlike her father and his administration, these future generations don’t get the ability to ignore and avoid realities. By the time Sasha is an adult, the annual taxes collected will no longer be enough to cover even the obligations of the entitlement programs that exist. This is a fact even before the enactment of placebocare which is sure to accelerate the date on which this occurs. Sasha left with the other spirits after telling Obama that if he doesn’t change, he will go down in history as the most reviled president ever for having eliminated the economic freedom of all future generations.
Obama was returned to his room just as the sun was dawning.
In all other versions of “The Carol,” the scrooge has a change of heart and immediately goes about to right the wrongs of his past and present. Will Scrooge Obama experience the same impact? It’s not the new year yet so we don’t know. Perhaps this version too will end like all those that are true to Dickens’ version. If not, we may well see a new version. This version will be one penned by the Brothers Grimm!
Happy New Year to all!
My thanks to Heritage.org for each of the graphs.