Krauthammer: Easy To Get Elected When You Give Away Candy Borrowed From Chinese
Charles Krauthammer appeared on FOX News' "The O'Reilly Factor" to discuss excessive borrowing and unsustainable spending by the federal government.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The stimulus, which was almost a trillion dollars, that's one huge amount spent within a couple of years. It left not a trace. This is money that went to entitlements, this is money that went to food stamps. At the extreme and the trivial, it went to giving Sandra Fluke free contraceptives that she can't afford at $165,000 a year. She can't shell out $15 a month. That's at the ridiculous extreme. At the other extreme is what you've talked about, the huge increase of people on food stamps. The fact that Obama's own HHS is trying to loosen the rules, the work rules for welfare so we go back to the old system of people living forever on the dole. That's where they want to spend the money and they have to borrow it because we don't have it.
BILL O'REILLY: [Obama] sees the same stats that you see, that I see. He knows it. He knows what he is doing. Yet, when you present this to the Democratic party or even to the American people, who by the way voted for this. The American people voted for this. Barack Obama made no campaign promises that he would cut spending, none. He didn't say he would rein in government, none. And yet the American people said, 'You know what? That's okay with us. You keep spending, you keep getting it up there and we'll take our chances.' Do you think most Americans understand this?
KRAUTHAMMER: Not at all, and I think it's pretty easy to win elections when you give away candy that you borrow from the Chinese. And I think the reason Republicans lost is they didn't make the case. They didn't make the case that this is unsustainable.