Obama admin: The Buck Stops… With the Next Prez

by Dave Boyer - The Washington Times -  |  published on August 25, 2016


With federal budget deficits on the rise again, the White House Wednesday officially kicked the problem down the road to the next president.

Asked about Congressional Budget Office projections that the federal deficit will spike 33 percent this year, White House press secretary Josh Earnest cited reasons including an aging population and Republican-sponsored tax cuts.

Then he added, “There’s certainly a lot money that can be saved, and this will be a challenge that the next president and the next Congress will have to do.”

CBO said this week that the government will end fiscal 2016 on Sept. 30 with a deficit of about $590 billion, or 3.2 percent of gross domestic product. That’s up from 2.5 percent of GDP in fiscal 2015, and the first time in six years that deficits are rising as a share of GDP.

Mr. Obama and Congress racked up annual deficits topping $1 trillion in his first three years in office, as Washington tried to blunt the effects of a severe recession. After a peak deficit of $1.4 trillion in 2009, the government’s red ink fell to a low of $439 billion in fiscal 2015.

  • Bob

    Again, nothing new here. It has been this Administration belief that anything that happens even the slightest bit negative, blame it on Bush.

  • The Redhawk

    ANOTHER TYPICAL ‘BALLS-FREE” ACT by the COWARD IN CHARGE

  • Tyronne Shoelaces

    That useless POS causes these problems and has no intention of doing anything about them. He will leave a legacy as being the worst POTUS ever. The only person this makes happy is Jimmy Carter.

  • Shelba Herring

    Typical obama let the next person worry about the budget, I could solve the deficit real easy get rid of some of the excess government offices that was created to fulfill political obligations these officials are doing nothing but pushing papers around they were created to be a double for a legitimate federal bureau, save a ton of money when these freeloaders get kicked off the federal payroll and have to get a real job also they would have to pay taxes like all us other taxpayers

  • NM Leon

    Amazing how everyone forgot that the “stimulus” was a “one time thing” and somehow became the starting point for baseline budgeting.

  • Front Sight

    You guys are all “trash talking” Obama; however, I’ll bet over half of you voted to put the HNIC in the White House, twice!

    • Teeseeree

      Nope. Not even once!

    • NM Leon

      Never even a possibility.

  • johnright61

    Obama, along with his administration have not taken responsibility for any negative occurrences the Fed. Gov. have made during the last 8 years. Obama stands at the podium, looking at the world and blames anyone but himself for any mistakes made. He will stand there and say he didn’t even know about the mistake until now. He is such a small man, being condescending to the people he is addressing and being such a coward, blaming others while deflecting blame from himself. This fake, insincere facade is seen right through to the man at the podium.

    • Teeseeree

      You forgot about his nose always being in the air. The biggest narcissist ever!!!

      • Anouk

        Barack Hussein looks like such a graceful ballerina when he is playing golf and making a dance with one leg up in the air.
        Well, we elected a poor leader who prefers to play golf and be with his Hollywood friends than taking care of his country.
        Or I should say…not HIS country but OUR country.

  • johnright61

    Business as usual for Obama, blame the Republicans, kick it down the road, ignore it and hit the golf course. Obama campaigned declaring Bush was “unpatriotic” due to Bush’s $5 Trillion increase of U.S. debt. Recently Obama stated that there was no need to be concerned about the, almost, $20 Trillion of debt, $10 Trillion of which is Obama’s. If Bush’s $5 Trillion was “unpatriotic”, I wonder how we should describe Obama’s $10 Trillion and how we should describe Obama’s $400 Million and $1.5 Billion payments to Iran?? Well, I guess the next President will just have to correct the $20 Trillion debt.

    • jim

      you are right obama could care less and if bush was unpatriotic them obama should be locked and charged with treason for starters

  • Webb

    Obama admin: The Buck Stops… With the Next President!
    Truth be Told…
    #NeverEverHillary…Or We get more of The Same!

  • daveveselenak

    Besides being morally bankrupt, a demonic pschopath, “Dick-taker-N-Thief”, Muslim-Marxist jihadist, he is LAZY AS HELL – how appropiate as that is surely where him and his band of merry homo and lezbo commie regime are headed!

  • The Redhawk

    NOW that is a perfect Example of what a BALLS FREE FREAK our ‘HObammy really is!!! May be next he’ll admit to WEARING SKIRTS!

  • justinwachin

    President Obama is in coast mode. Any chance that he is going to do any hard work is gone. He knows that someone else is going to get stuck with the bill for his financial mismanagement.

    President Obama has never been serious about financial responsibility. His whole administration was about making government bigger, taxes higher and the citizens poorer. He has been successful in achieving all those goals.

    • Anouk

      What else could we expect from a street lazy bum who was going with older men to pay for his drug addiction.

      • justinwachin

        This is a new one on me. Would you elaborate?

        • Anouk

          During his younger years Obama admitted he was dabbed in drugs and alcohol including marijuana and cocaine.
          He was going to gay bars and at man’s country bathhouse and was very much into older guys.
          It was a story about his involvement with older men to feed his addiction to drugs.

    • Paul Smathers

      He has never done any hard work. Why would anyone expect that to change now?

    • jim

      Except for Hitler the world has never known a bigger fraud this guy has been a complete fraud his entire life , I hope someone brings him up on treason charges

  • David Stewart

    He’ll go down in history as the President that never was; any failings were Bush’s; any salvage of his ruinious reign is the next LEGAL President’s problem!

    • Rodney Steward

      The President that never was, true, and maybe they’ll leave his picture off of the next Presidential photo collection, just have a black spot!

  • mort_f

    Step one needs to be zero annual increase in deficit.
    Then Step two needs to be budget surplus applied to reducing the deficit.

    Considering how easy it was for Obama and a Democratic Legislature to institute trillion dollar deficits year after year. 100 billion dollar surpluses should be child’s play. And once started on the right track, who knows how fast the deficit can really be reduced.

    To paraphrase Neil Armstrong, One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind.

    • jim

      Somebody tell me where the 10 trillion went alot of money and I see nothing to show for it

      • mort_f

        A copy of my very recent reply to the Representative in my district.

        Rep. Steny Hoyer

        I am pleased to see that the Federal
        budget has improved to the point that the US government has become a
        venture capitalist. Although I do wonder which Article of the
        Constitution justifies that role. The CongressionalAppChallenge may
        be but a pittance, although when multiplied by the number of
        Congressional districts, it may be ‘real’ dollars, even when related
        to the 10 trillion dollar deficit that has been added in the past 7
        years. I tend to compare it to when I receive an exorbitant water
        bill, and find that I had a leaky toilet tank.

  • gerald Hughes

    You knew that the last year of the inept lying outlaw would be bad.
    Elect Trump I want to see Obama go in front of a Grand Jury

    • 1John_Galt2

      Never see him in front of a Grand Jury! Americans made the mistake of electing an impostor with shaky credentials without looking into his background in the name of making history. Now he controls the court system, the voter fraud, and everything around it by decree. All bow to the Emperor.

      • jeff horn

        Haven’t you heard, they cheated to get him on the ballot, he didn’t even have enough votes to get on.

        • 1John_Galt2

          Yes I heard. The Dems are going to use the same tactics in November to get their chosen evil one into office. That’s why they are letting Ex-Convicts vote and don’t want voter ID.

          • Retired

            Illegal voting is to start Sept.26 in Wi. according to a news article , thanks to Federal Judges

          • 1John_Galt2

            Let the Fraud begin.

          • Retired

            Just like 4 years ago. The Satan followers will be out in full force.

          • 1John_Galt2

            Just came in my email: • Are Voters
            already being Conditioned for Rigged Elections by the Establishment?

          • The Redhawk

            Not all VOTERS only those BOUGHT by Liberal LIES and UNEDUCATED ANARCHSTS! With a few tombstones thrown in along with Illegal votes

          • The Redhawk

            ACORN by any other name ANARCHISTS all

          • The Redhawk

            What the Clintons DO bEST!

          • The Redhawk

            as Directed by the Loretta Lynch the Clueless AG of te CORRUPTED DOJ which has been BOUGHT with Foreign and SOROS Money by the Clinton Foundation

      • Freedom

        I put the blame on CONGRESS it is their job to find out who is eligible to for the position of President.But it is obvious that it does not matter to them what the Constitution States. They had plenty of time to verify. And if they would have I think we would have found out obama is not a citizen.

        • NM Leon

          Actually it’s not. We don’t have federal elections, we have elections run by the individual states and territories to elect electors. THEY decide who is qualified to be on their ballots. Most states accept the certification of the party (Nasty Pelosi certified Obozo) and that’s that. Only a person “with standing” is allowed to sue to have them disqualified and that generally means an opposing candidate.

          Legal opinion is that had McCain or Romney chosen to go the legal route they would have had to have done it in each individual state.

        • SCSOCAL

          I believe it is up to the party putting forth a candidate to make certain he is qualified. Pelosi was in charge.

      • Teeseeree

        No! They DIDN’T elect him! That was very clear the second time around, and many saw through him right away!!

    • The Redhawk

      Right next to the Pathological Sociopath from CHAPPAQUA

    • eastedie33510

      I want to see Obama rowing across the ocean to Kenya.

      • gerald Hughes

        I want to see him rowing fast enough to get there with a 1/4 hole drilled in the bottom of it.

    • NM Leon

      Won’t happen. One of his last acts will be pardons all around, including for himself.

    • Tyronne Shoelaces

      I want to see him in front of a firing squad.

  • Tiger

    No it started and stops with the “Lame Buck” in the WH. He and his “Big Momma” have been the most expensive couple to ever enter the “People’s House”. Talk about putting our money where their mouths are.

    Too Boot his Mother-in-law has spent all these years enjoying everything including trips. Who nominated her for anything?

    • 1John_Galt2

      Agree. This is what happens when you give a Community Organizer a blank check!

      • Tiger

        He is a Dictator up in our faces.

  • Redfray

    The next president will either increase the budget and bankrupt America or the president will stop all the “free give aways”. Congress will not help the president that tries to such down all the free tax monies going to foreign and lazy people. Just look at the congress record, they have raised the debt limit every time they were ask to do so. America want be the first country to be destroyed by the politicians or government leaders.

    • Rodney Steward

      Be the first Civilized country to fall because of a black man!

      • Anouk

        And we will be the first Civilized country to fall even more if we have Hillary Clinton as the first woman president.

        • Rodney Steward

          We’ll loose our country with her!

        • Teeseeree

          And, those who vote either for race or gender are worse than the ones they complain about, being racist and sexist!! That is not a reason to vote for someone.

          • Anouk

            You are 100% right.

      • Tiger

        Notice that as far as the “Dark Skinned” races go nothing much good has ever come from them. Think about it.

        • Rodney Steward

          I don’t have to think real hard on this one, you are absolutely right as usual!!

          • Tiger

            Well thank you I have formed opinions over the years that don’t always fly with what people want me to say and think. Been that way since 12 and younger.

        • jim

          Look at all the cities in the country that are really bad shape and then look at who runs them, need more be said all democrat and minority

          • Tiger

            MLK would be sick at them all. His followers dressed good, acted civil and they were not down with the filth you see today. They were decent citizens and they were right in their fight. These people today, the new generations because being a nurse I worked with the best of them CNA, mostly black women up in years. Wonderful women and they saw what was coming.

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