vrijdag 16 september 2011

Citaat van de week

Our talks with the infidel West and our conflict with them ultimately revolve around one issue — one that demands our total support, with power and determination, with one voice — and it is: Does Islam, or does it not, force people by the power of the sword to submit to its authority corporeally if not spiritually? Yes. There are only three choices in Islam: [1] either willing submission [conversion]; [2] or payment of the jizya, through physical, though not spiritual, submission to the authority of Islam; [3] or the sword — for it is not right to let him [an infidel] live. The matter is summed up for every person alive: Either submit, or live under the suzerainty of Islam, or die. (The Al Qaeda Reader, p. 42)

Osama bin Laden

A bridge re-traveled

K.E. Campbell

March 13, 2006, Senator Barack Obama:

"The cost of our debt is one of the fastest growing expenses in the federal budget. This rising debt is a hidden domestic enemy, robbing our cities and states of critical investments in infrastructure like bridges, ports, and levees; robbing our families and our children of critical investments in education and health care reform; robbing our seniors of the retirement and health security they have counted on. . . . If Washington were serious about honest tax relief in this country, we'd see an effort to reduce our national debt by returning to responsible fiscal policies."

National debt: $8.27 trillion

Unemployment rate: 4.7%

November 21, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama:

"We'll be working out the details in the weeks ahead, but it will be a two-year, nationwide effort to jumpstart job creation in America and lay the foundation for a strong and growing economy. We'll put people back to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing schools that are failing our children, and building wind farms and solar panels..."

National debt: $10.66 trillion

Unemployment rate: 6.8%

February 17, 2009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("Stimulus") signed into law by President Obama. Total: $787 billion including transportation, infrastructure and education spending.

National debt: $10.79 trillion

Unemployment rate: 8.2%

(On March 3, 2009, while touting passage of Stimulus, President Obama said: "Of the 3.5 million jobs that will be created and saved over the next two years as a result of this recovery plan, 400,000 will be jobs rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges and schools, repairing our faulty levees and dams, connecting nearly every American to broadband, and upgrading the buses and trains that commuters take every day.")

September 14, 2011, President Obama in North Carolina pitching his $447 billion "jobs bill":

"There are a lot of roads and a lot of bridges that need fixing. There is a lot of work that needs to be done in schools and airports. All these things are in need of repair. In North Carolina alone, there are 153 structurally deficient bridges that need to be repaired. Four of them are near here, on or around the Beltline. Why would we wait to act until another bridge falls?"

National debt: $14.68 trillion

Unemployment rate: 9.1%

From: American Thinker

And as commenter "HadEnough?" pointed out:

The debt limit was "quietly" raised and now sits at 15.19 trillion