I'm not an Obama fan, but I like it when things such as this come out. BTW, this cuts both ways. It says just as much about Reagan.
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Of all the falsehoods told about President Barack Obama, the biggest whopper is the one about his reckless spending spree.
Just to be clear, if we are going to have a government and mixed-economy at all, then I don't think Obama has spent even a tenth of what he should have and all of it should have gone to Main Street and zero to Wall Street. I don't mean let the banksters starve but rather letting them fall into the same safety net that keeps others just above the poverty line. Of course, if I had my way, the poverty line would disappear completely — and that's doable folks and without inflation — just ask me how.
Consider this also:
Why the Undying Obsession?
The Left, Reagan and Cockburn
by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Now, I think Paul Craig Roberts is being too selective there and not finding "saying one thing and doing another" to be reprehensible unless forced by circumstances beyond one's control or new, better info, etc., but he makes a number of valid points, the most important of which is that Reagan wasn't a neocon/Zionist.
Believe it or not, neither was George H. W. Bush or (hold onto your hat) George W. Bush. Clinton really wasn't either, but Bill and W. were weaker than George-41. Obama really doesn't want to be a neocon/Zionist either, but he's not willing to stand up even as far as Bush-41 did.
What Paul didn't mention was Iran-Contra or the October Surprise and a number of other very telling things about Ronald Reagan. One must remember that Henry Kissinger was lurking in the background around the October Surprise. Kissinger also remains an apologist for Richard Nixon to this day. Think about it. Henry was never above blatant lying. Ask him. He thinks it's part of Machiavellianism, which he admires. He's far from alone in that sin though. Bill Clinton has lauded Machiavelli. That's why we have crappy secular leaders!