Is Barack Obama a fiscal conservative in wolves clothing? Over the last few months, Barack Obama has slowly transformed from a tax and spend liberal to a fiscal conservative. Every day, he seems to be shadowing John McCain's economic policy.
First, on September 7, 2008, Barack Obama stated that he would delay rescinding the Bush tax cuts on wealthy Americans if the country was in a recession, suggesting that it would further hurt an ailing economy. If, as he claims, that 95% of the country would receive a tax cut under his plans, why would this hurt the economy? Well, most people now believe that the country is in a recession, so Obama will not be ending the Bush tax cuts as he had promised. No tax increases is a conservative point of view.....right?
In Greenbay, Wisconsin today, Barack Obama suddenly claimed to be a fiscal conservative. He vowed to slash federal spending on contractors by 10% and save $40 billion. (Great news...unless you're one of those contractors) He urged members of his party to be just as fiscally tough as the most fiscal conservatives in the Republican party. Wow....what a compliment to Republicans.....I thought they were the evil ones who had caused all of this chaos. Why would he now want to mimic them?
So, has Obama changed parties. No. Obama is hiding his tax and spend liberalism in order to get elected. If Senator Obama is truly a fiscal conservative, will he now at this point admit to the American people that the government cannot afford to pay for health care? Will he call for the end of excessive earmarks?
No, Barack Obama is not a Republican. Need proof? The Democrats haven't found a bill in history that they didn't believe they could shove more spending in to. Today, as they debate whether or not to rescue our failing financial markets, what was the first thing they did? How much more spending can we throw into the bill so we look like we are helping the American people? In fact, they held up the bill with their usual tactics while the markets dropped, the dollar sunk, and oil prices had their biggest one day spike in history. That's not what a fiscal Republican does Mr. Obama!
Oh Wait.........when is that comprehensive energy package coming any way? Maybe they should just leave that one alone while they're at it.