“If this is how we measure reality, heaven help us.”

By Tom Quiner


The president has added $5 Trillion to the national debt.

The president’s new budget will add another $11 Trillion to the national debt, claims Republican Paul Ryan.

But the president claims his budget saves the U.S. $4 Trillion.

How do the president’s men explain away the gap? With smoke and mirrors, with a suspension of disbelief.

You and I are being subjected to a budgetary shell game.

Congressman Paul Ryan is perhaps the most-respected man in America in analyzing and shooting straight on the debt crisis facing this great nation.

We are in crisis. The president is doing nothing, absolutely nothing to repair the damage. In fact, he is making it worse with his cynical budget.

Watch Mr. Ryan systematically unravel the con job presented by Mr. Obama’s White House Budget Director, Jeffrey Zients.

Mr. Ryan expresses America’s frustration with Mr. Obama when he says, “if this is how we measure reality, heaven help us.”

You have a civic duty to watch this video.


  1. Lisa Bourne on February 18, 2012 at 8:22 am

    God bless Paul Ryan

  2. juwannadoright on February 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Years ago I heard a comedy routine by Betty Walker from her album, “Hello, Ceil It’s Me.” One of the routines was a conversation that she had with her bank who had called to inform her that she was overdrawn on her account. She responded, “Don’t be ridiculous – I still have checks.”

    I guess the OMB has a copy of that record in their archives.

    • quinersdiner on February 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Talk about relevant humor! Rather than checks, our government has taxpayers. As long as one remains breathing, they’ll keep spending … and spending.

  3. Alan Sexton on February 18, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Ryan makes Zients look like an unprepared schoolkid. I half wonder if Zients’ heart really is in this, he appears to be shell-shocked at points. In any event, Ryan clearly cut the fantasy out of the “reductions”. Great post.

    • quinersdiner on February 18, 2012 at 11:28 am

      He does look shell-shocked. He is being a good Obama soldier to speak the party line with a straight face regardless of the cost to his integrity.