In this interview with CNN's Candy Crowley Tim zzzzzz Pawlently accuses President Obama of starting off his presidency with a 500 billion dollar deficit and turning it into a 1.5 trillion dollar deficit. Crowley to her credit does bring up the two wars and the prescription drug plan Obama inherited. but fails to mention those two wars, the prescription drug plan and a 700 billion dollar tax break were never paid for; they were included in a SUPPLIMENTAL BUDGET which President Obama made the desision to include in our national budget. Why is it the MSM never mentions this important fact. Obama has reduced the deficit every year since he was forced to include a 800 billion dollar stimulus plan to our budget in order to save this country from the complete financial breakdown caused by President Bush's complete failure (in everything he did). If this country has such a "spending problem" it hasn't been done by our current President..I would like to know one area where our President has been spending all this money I keep hearing these Republicans talking about and I want to see it backed up by the numbers. This country DOES NOT HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA. IT DOES HAVE A REVENUE PROBLEM and REPUBLICANS ARE DETERMINED TO IT MAKE WORSE.
Watch this disgusting interview Pawlenty gave to Crowley in which he calls the President a "chicken". The same President who unlike the President Pawlenty supported brought the most dangerous terrorist to justice and didn't hesitate to shoot those Somali pirates. I guess Pawlenty is so desperate to sound tough he's resorted to the same low down tactics we've come to expect from those like Michelle Bachman, Newt Gingrich or the rest of the loons running on the GOP ticket.
"As important as the debt ceiling is, the other issues of whether we're going to fix the spending problems of the country also deserve attention, and if not now, when?" Pawlenty told CNN's Candy Crowley. "He's ducking, he's bobbing, he's weaving, he's not leading leading, and that's not the kind of president we need. And that's why he needs to be removed from office."
"We should say that apparently with Speaker Boehner, he has talked about some of these reforms," Crowley noted.
"In hiding," Pawlenty interrupted. "If you're the leader of the of the free world, would you please come to the microphone and quit hiding in the basement about your proposals and come on up and address the American people? Is he chicken?"
"Is he?" Crowley pressed.
"I love Paul Ryan, but we should not have to have a congressman from Wisconsin leading the debate on the nation's financial challenges in one of the most historically moments in the country's history. The president should be standing out courageously and leading on these issues specifically, and you can't find him," Pawlenty said. "If we wanted to do it in private, we can go down to the VFW basement. I can go have a beer with my neighbor over that. He's the president. Come on out of the basement and come out to the lawn of the White House to the microphone and tell us your plan on entitlement reform and he won't do it because he doesn't have the courage to do it."
For further comment on Pawlenty's remarks to Candy Crowley