The two candidates for U.S. Senate, both former Virginia governors, met last week in their first debate of the 2012 election. Kaine, former Democratic National Committee Chairman who has consistently embraced President Barack Obama and his policies, accused George Allen, as U.S. Senator from 2001-2007, of voting for budgets that increased the national debt "by $16,000 every second of the six years he served."
While Politifact found that to be true, they also made a startling discovery that showed it was chicken feed compared to Obama's huge government programs that have raised the national debt by a whopping $49,000 a second since taking office.
That's three times more than Kaine's accusation of Allen.
It was a fact not lost on Politifact:
But before you get angry at Allen, consider this: The debt has increased by $48,994.13 a second since Barack Obama became president. And Kaine, who served as Obama’s hand-picked chairman of the Democratic National Committee for two years before resigning in April, is a staunch defender of the president.The Allen campaign pointed out in a new ad on Monday that Kaine had embraced Obama and his out-of-control spending, reinforcing Kaine's approval of the Obama administration's fiscal increases and calling the $1.5 trillion ObamaCare a great achievement.
Barack Obama, while campaigning for president in 2008, accused Bush of being unpatriotic because of the $400 billion deficit. Is the same true of Obama after three years in office and a national debt of $1.5 trillion? Does that make Tim Kaine unpatriotic as he continues to stand by his man?
The future looks bleak under Obama for young voters who believed the hope and change hype in 2008 but who have since been faced with the worst job market since World War II and watched as their futures are being mortgaged away because of Obama's huge over-extended government programs and bailouts.
Tim Kaine continues to agree with President Obama's programs and their excessive costs to American taxpayers. Virginia families and small business owners are struggling under Obama's failed policies ... will they connect Kaine to Obama when voting in November?
Virginia will be a bellwether again in 2012, a battleground state that will have the eyes of the nation watching two titans go into battle to determine the future of not only the Commonwealth but also of the country.