Tweet of the Day: Obama claims his Bamnesty will add billions to GDP

Tweet of the Day: Obama claims his Bamnesty will add billions to GDP

Yesterday Barack Obama tweeted that the executive order he signed Friday, granting amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens, would increase the U.S. gross domestic product by tens of billions of dollars. He didn’t specify a time frame, but who needs one? The claim is no less ridiculous than his previous boasts, also backed by Keynesian economic theory, including the official White House position this past February that Obama’s $800 billion stimulus package had worked. (And while we’re on the subject of economic promises that panned out, how’s that $2,500 savings on your health insurance policy working out for you?)

Needless to say, Obama’s tweet was answered by its share of detractors. Here are several typical responses:

Maybe the president was simply confusing GDP with the national debt, which he has increased by more than $7 trillion. That’s more debt than was accumulated in the first 227 years of the nation’s existence — from 1776 through 2003.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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