"The fact hat we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. American has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
Senator Barack Obama, March 2006
Thank you to the person who sent this to me, I have been thinking about this speech and wanted to post this quote in its entirety.
I don't need to make any commentary, the hypocrisy speaks for itself.