Fiscal Follies of Obama’s 100 Days

As friends of limited government, we have no use for all this Hundred Days hoopla. We’re repulsed by its historical reference points—one, the 1815 return of the tyrant Napoleon from exile for a final bloody rampage in Europe, and two, the 1933 wave of statist legislation pushed through by a newly-inaugurated Franklin Roosevelt with the effect of prolonging America’s depression. And looking about us in 2009, we see no cause for celebration in Barack Obama’s fiscally reckless course during his first 100 days, concluding on April 29. We thank John Kartch of Americans for Tax Reform for the following timeline which chronicles the ugly details day by day, starting with these hollow words from the new president’s first moments in office: [more]