President Obama's not only whacked on his notion of "collective salvation".. (probably the root of his socialists ideology) .. but he needs to come clean with his twisted "facts" concerning spending as well. He's wrong on both counts.
The Christ was about PERSONAL SALVATION and never spoke of "collective salvation".. an impossibility to say the least. How many people do you need to "save" in order to "qualify" for "heaven"? Even if you fall for that line of thinking you can see how ridiculous "collective salvation" is.
Stepping out of myths and religious ignorance we now come to spending. Apparently Mr. Obama's thinking is no clearer on that issue then it is on religious matters.
Case in point: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner once claimed President Obama was proposing spending "as a share of our economy" that is "lower" than what it was under President Bush and "comparable" to the Reagan years.
Two days before Geithner spoke, the Obama administration proposed federal spending for next fiscal year equal to 25.1 percent of GDP. The highest since 1945 (spending hit 41.9). Going forward the administration states it will average 23.8 percent of GDP for President Obama's term in office.
That's 3.4 percent higher then the average for President Bush's (Jr) eight years in office (remember, Geithner is claiming Obama's spending will be "lower"). As for Geithner claims of "comparable" spending to that of Reagan it's actually 1.5 percentage points higher than under Reagan's watch.
When asked to explain these claims, Geithner's counselor, Gene Sperling stated, "The Secretary was referring to... non-defense discretionary spending".
Twice, Geithner spoke of "overall size of government". He claimed Obama "keeps the overall size of government at a very modest level comparable to - lower then what was in the Bush administration, comparable to what President Reagan presided over."
If the truth would be known this is something politicians love to feed the American people in the expectation that most people are too ignorant, or lazy, to look up the facts for themselves. They count on personality winning the day, not truth.
When it comes to administrations it's all too easy to pass the buck by claiming they inherited a problem for which they should not be held accountable. Sure, they are responsible.. after all.. it's a "collective" sort of thing. :O/