The fantastic, award winning Nate Beeler from the Washington Examiner has a look at what President Obama is doing with all of his Christmas gifts.
The liberals have touted the 111th Congress as the most productive since the Great Society or even the New Deal. Whether or not you think the 111th Congress was productive or not, there is one thing this Congress will be remembered for – adding more debt onto our backs than EVER before.
CNS News, which does the job the regular mainstream news media refuses to do, notes the the 11th Congress has added more to the national debt than the first 100 Congresses combined.
The federal government has accumulated more new debt–$3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29)—during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by the U.S. Treasury.
That equals $10,429.64 in new debt for each and every one of the 308,745,538 people counted in the United States by the 2010 Census.
The total national debt of $13,858,529,371,601.09 (or $13.859 trillion), as recorded by the U.S. Treasury at the close of business on Dec. 22, now equals $44,886.57 for every man, woman and child in the United States.
In fact, the 111th Congress not only has set the record as the most debt-accumulating Congress in U.S. history, but also has out-stripped its nearest competitor, the 110th, by an astounding $1.262 trillion in new debt.
During the 110th Congress—which, according to the Clerk of the House, officially convened on Jan. 4, 2007 and adjourned on Jan. 4, 2009–the national debt increased $1.957 trillion. When that Congress adjourned less than two years ago, it claimed the record as the most debt-accumulating Congress in U.S. history. As it turned out, however, its record did not last long.
Nancy Pelosi, current Speaker of the House, had this to say in 2007 on her first day on the job:
“After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,” she said in an address from the speaker’s podium. “Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.”
And the Democrats wonder why people like the Tea Party are so darn upset?
Conan O’Brien has a hilarious clip from a “re-made” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer featuring Sarah Palin.
Via Newsbusters, Chris Matthews congratulates Chris Coons on his victory over Christine O’Donnell saying ‘thank you for beating Christine O`Donnell. That was an important election, I think, for life on this planet.’
Remember, Chris Matthews has said he believes ‘Hardball’ is nonpartisan.
Bloomberg reports that Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook will probably bring in about $2 billion in revenue this year. That’s more than twice what Facebook made in 2009 and more than it was initially projected to make in 2010. Looks like the person of the year is having a pretty good year all around.
The Walt Disney Company hit a major marketing milestone at around 8 p.m. PT Saturday night: 100 million Facebook Likes across its more than 200 official brand, property and character Pages.
The company began posting regularly to Facebook in August 2009, and managed to gather 60 million Likes across its Facebook properties in the first year. Those properties now attract about 5 million new fans per week, most of whom receive regular news about the company or one of its creations through their News Feeds.
NOTE: This post was originally posted on June 12, 2010 and remains one of the more popular posts. Sadly, the original post was lost when the wordpress installation became corrupt.
This is pretty amazing video. Sean Hannity interviews a man who has evidence of armed Mexicans crossing the border.
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