Originally Posted by momoceio
Since when hasn't our government spent money it doesn't have? Gov't spending is what pulls a country out of a recession most of the time anyway.
I suggest you do some research... particularly the time frame of the Great Depression. It wasn't government spending that pulled us out, it was allowing the tax payers to have more money to spend. To answer your question, we have always incurred debt as a country, but thanks to Reagan, Clinton, Bush Sr., GW Bush, and now Obama, the spending has gone out of control. The difference is the leader that takes strides to follow the constitution at all costs. The last president to do this was Kennedy. He was ironically assassinated shortly after telling the country that lobbyists and banks would no longer run our country. Unfortunately, this is exactly who our country is run by.
Don't confuse government spending with the rest of us spending money. The more bloated a government, the less money it's citizens have, thus a bankrupt and failing country. It's very simple. There are people who want this to happen, and then there are people who believe the lies they spread. We're like a bunch of re-tarded sheep.
Learning and understanding Austrian economics can go a long ways. Unfortunately, our society tends to think they're right about everything, based on what talking heads feed them. That goes for both ends of the political spectrum.
On a side note, do people really think Obama gives a rat's ass about our well-being? No. Everything he has laid out on the table in regards to his agenda points towards control. More and more control. This is hardly about providing health care for those without it.
Wake up America.