There’s a confused and confusing debate going on over whether President Obama has presided over a “spending binge,” as Republicans claim, or whether, under Obama, “federal spending is rising at the slowest pace since Dwight Eisenhower brought the Korean War to an end in the 1950s.”
The key is fiscal year 2009 -- and who you blame for it. By any measure, spending popped that year.
With respect to two things: Obama is the first president to achieve the 51 percent mark in two elections since Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower, who did it in 1952 and 1956. Then there's the golf and the fact that Obama... Read Post
As Congress considers across-the-board defense cuts, let's call on the wisdom of Dwight Eisenhower, the last general to become president of the US. In one sense, Eisnhower's warnings about the rise of the military-industrial complex... Read Post
enlarge Credit: Marketwatch This week, Rex Nutting of the MarketWatch caused a stir with his analysis correctly showing that federal spending has hardly budged under President Obama, rising at the slowest pace since the Dwight Eisen... Read Post