During the Obama Presidency, some politicians threw everything at him. Yes, some people who call themselves the Tea Party, fiscal hawks, conservatives or whatever made things very hard for him. Today, most of those men smiled as President Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus bill, accelerating the U.S. deficit. As they clapped, hugged and boasted about the spending victory, one thing came to mind: why do men deceive themselves?
President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Friday, as Washington tries to blunt economic destruction from the pandemic ripping through the United States.
The House earlier passed the stimulus package, believed to be the largest in U.S. history, by voice vote, which simply measures if more lawmakers shout for “aye” or “nay” on whether to support it. The chamber scrambled Friday to block an effort to delay its passage.
If you see how these men opposed Obama as he looked for funds to get America out of the miry clay of 2009 market collapse, you would not expect them to join the current chorus of a bailout.
Ladies and gentlemen: every politician is the same – American, Nigerian or British. It is no permanent enemy, no permanent friend but a permanent interest. Yes, they simply want job security, and they would do everything to manipulate enough votes for a Win.
Since President Trump came, he is doing what he does best: spend other people’s money. And all those men who made a career of preaching fiscal conservatism, opposing any federal help to communities, have magically had brain transplants. Today, the liberals are outflanked because they cannot go big enough – on spending.
Sure, this is not to diminish the paralysis of Covid-19. My point is this: had Obama been running this show, these conservatives may be singing different stanzas. Not that they believe the spirit of their opposition; it is just that it would help them keep their jobs!