Post courtesy of DailyKOS:
The GOP has an "Obama Spendometer" page that has listed a lot of fantastic Obama priorities.
So on National Security:
Obama Would Implement The Lugar-Obama Legislation To Crack Down On The Smuggling Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction.
You see, this is bad because it would cost $440 million per year, which is far worse than letting terrorists smuggle nuclear weapons. I suppose this means that the GOP is now objectively pro-smuggling of WMDs since they harp on it some more:
Obama Would "Lead A Global Effort To Secure All Nuclear Weapons And Material At Vulnerable Sites Within Four Years."
That's crazy talk! John McCain wouldn't waste your taxpayer dollars on securing nuclear weapons. Vote for him!
Obama Will Provide $2 Billion To Aid Iraqi Refugees.
Obama Would Add "65,000 Soldiers To The Army And 27,000 Marines," Which Would Cost Approximately $11.04 Billion Per Year, Equal To $44.16 Billion Over Four Years.
Obama Would Provide An Additional $1 Billion Per Year In Non-Military Assistance To Afghanistan, Equal To $4 Billion Over Four Years.
Obama's Early Education And K-12 Package Will Cost $18 Billion A Year; Equal To $72 Billion Over Four Years.
Obama Would Assist High School Students With Obtaining Access To College-Level Courses.
Obama Would Provide $25 Million A Year For States To Develop Early Assessment Programs To Increase College Readiness; Equal To $100 Million Over Four Years.
Obama Would Provide $250 Million To "Bring Quality Teachers Back To The Gulf Region."
Obama Will Increase The Maximum Pell Grant To $5,400 And Ensure The Grant Keeps Pace With The Rising Cost Of College Inflation.
Obama Would Double Funding For The Jobs Access And Reverse Commute (JARC) Program.
Obama Will Provide $1 Billion Over 5 Years For Transitional Jobs And Career Pathway Programs, Equal To $200 Million A Year And $800 Million Over Four Years.
Obama Has Proposed Creating "A National Network Of Public-Private Business Incubators" At A Cost Of $250 Million Per Year; Equal To $1 Billion Over Four Years.
Obama Would Extend Trade Adjustment Assistance To Service Industries.
Obama Would Expand Loan Programs For Small Businesses, As Specified In The Small Business Lending Reauthorization And Improvements Act He Co-Sponsored.
Obama Proposed Spending $90 Million A Year To Double The Manufacturing Extension Partnership; Equal To $360 Million Over Four Years.
On Family Values:
Obama Will Provide $1.5 Billion To Help States Adopt Paid-Leave Systems.
Obama Would Enact The Responsible Fatherhood And Healthy Families Act Which He Co-Sponsored.
Obama Would Spend $1 Billion A Year In Autism-Related Funding By The End Of His First Term.
On Consumer Protections:
Obama's Home Foreclosure Prevention Fund Will Cost $10 Billion.
Obama Has Proposed A Credit Card Rating System, To Be Implemented By The FTC.
Obama Proposes Doubling Funding For The Consumer Product Safety Commission.
On Health Care:
Obama's Health Care Plan Will Cost $150 Billion; Equal To $600 Billion Over Four Years.
Obama Would Close The "Doughnut Hole" In The Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program.
Obama Would Increase PEPFAR Funding By $2 Billion.
This is Bush's AIDS program. They're attacking Obama for promising to continue one of Bush's programs.
On Veterans Care:
Obama Would Ensure Full Health Care Enrollment Of "Priority 8" Veterans.
On Disaster Preparedness:
Obama Supports Creating A National Catastrophe Fund, Similar To The One Passed By The House - Which Authorized $20 Million Per Year For The Fund; Equal To $80 Million Over Four Years.
Apparently, the GOP prefers more of the Katrina model...
On Community Services:
Obama Would Spend $500 Million A Year For Religious Organizations To Help The Disadvantaged; Equal To $2 Billion Over Four Years.
Yeah, faith-based initiatives are bad!
Obama Says He Will Restore Funding To The Community Development Block Grant Program.
Obama's Energy Plan Will Cost $150 Billion Over 10 Years, Equal To $15 Billion Annually And $60 Billion Over Four Years.
On Rebuilding Our Crumbling Roads and Bridges:
Obama's National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank Will Cost $60 Billion Over Ten Years; Equal To $6 Billion A Year And $24 Billion Over Four Years.
Republicans want more bridges to collapse.
It's a bit shocking, and really hilarious, that the GOP thinks highlighting things like "Obama wants to secure loose nuclear weapons" and "Obama wants to fund veteran health care" are political winners.
And it rings hollow for Republicans to whine about $1.238 trillion in "new spending over one White House term" when we've just suffered through eight years of the freest-spending administration in US history. Whether it's hundreds of billions of annual dollars in wars and nation building, or $1 trillion bailing out the GOP's irresponsible friends on Wall Street, fact is, the GOP has no moral authority to talk about spending.
With no fanfare and little notice, the national debt has grown by more than $4 trillion during George W. Bush’s presidency.
It’s the biggest increase under any president in U.S history.
On the day President Bush took office, the national debt stood at $5.727 trillion. The latest number from the Treasury Department shows the national debt now stands at more than $9.849 trillion. That’s a 71.9 percent increase on Mr. Bush’s watch.
And that's not even including the cost of the bailout, which contrary to spin, will never pay for itself. It's time for an administration that 1) spends money on programs people want, and 2) increases revenues to pay for them and for the out-of-control spending of the Bush years.