On Wednesday night in Charlotte, Clinton said, “People ask me all the time, how we go four surplus budgets in a row. What new ides did we bring to Washington? I always give a one word answer: Arithmetic.” He might want to mention that to Obama who still hasn’t realized that increased spending leads to more debt, not less. This week the federal debt topped $16 trillion, up over 50% in just 3.5 years. In contrast, Clinton only raised the national debt by 37%, and that was over two terms. Getting the picture? Where Clinton ordered a Big Mac, Obama ordered it super-sized.
By budgeting responsibly and encouraging free trade, the American economy soared during the Clinton administration. As a result, Americans living on government assistance fell dramatically and the number of people on welfare decreased by 8.4 million. However, during Obama’s term enrollment is way up.
The saddest example of President Obama’s failures is the vast increase in the number of people who are now on food stamps. Well over 15 more million people are currently living on food stamps than when the President took office. Clinton’s legacy saw a dramatic decrease, almost 10 million.
So just remember - Bill Clinton can say a thousand times that Obama is going to bring economic prosperity, but that just isn’t true. In comparison with Clinton, the Obama agenda is failing. Obama has made things worse for the average American with irresponsible spending, skyrocketing national debt, and a total unwillingness to work with Republicans or adopt any conservative economic ideas.
Bill Clinton is not a conservative, but next to President Obama he sure looks like one.