***This still amazes me. I wrote about it yesterday, but I'm so flabbergasted I gotta do it again. Barack Obama is being touted as a "fiscal conservative." Why in the world would they use this strategy when it is so easily debunked?
It might seem incredible that a president who has signed into law the largest federal spending in history, who has run up $5 trillion in new debt, who has submitted budgets that propose increasing the national debt to $22 trillion–budgets so extreme that not a single member of either the House or the Senate would vote for them, two years running–would somehow try to pass himself off as a fiscal conservative. But in politics, nothing, apparently, is impossible. This is the Obama campaign’s new theme: Obama as the green-eyeshade fiscal conservative.
Hey, go for it guys. We WANT attention drawn to his fiscal policies rather than the other petty stuff they've been trying to distract us with. Check out Jay Carney's brilliance: "Obama is joining Jimmy Carter as one of the great fiscal conservatives of modern times." How do these guys sleep at night?
You really can’t make this stuff up. Here are the federal budget deficits for the fiscal years 2005 through 2012 (2012 is estimated):
The Democrats took control of Congress in January 2007, one-third of the way through FY 2007.
Now we get to the Obama administration.2009: 1,413,000,000,000
***NYC public school makes learning Arabic mandatory.
An upper Manhattan public elementary school will be the first in the city to require that students study Arabic, officials said yesterday.
Beginning next semester, all 200 second- through fifth-graders at PS 368 in Hamilton Heights will be taught the language twice a week for 45 minutes — putting it on equal footing with science and music courses.
One reason Principal Nicky Kram Rosen selected Arabic — as opposed to more common offerings, such as Spanish or French — is because it will help the school obtain a prestigious International Baccalaureate standing.