Back in August, 2011. when reporting that the national debt has increased by $4 trillion under President Obama, CBS News’s Mark Knoller reported that:
Mr. Obama blames policies inherited from his predecessor’s administration for the soaring debt. He singles out:
- “two wars we didn’t pay for”
- “a prescription drug program for seniors…we didn’t pay for.”
- “tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 that were not paid for.”
Mr. Obama has now been reelected to a second term. The debt continues to increase.
At the outset of Mr. Obama’s term, shortly after passing the $800 billion stimulus, the Democratic 109th Congress passed a budget spending $400 billion more in FY2009 that Mr. Obama’s predecessor had requested in his last budget. Will any reporter ask Mr. Obama about these spending increases he — and his party — didn’t pay for?