Final Tab for Pelosi’s Speakership

Inquiring minds are gazing at what legacy Nancy Pelosi leaves as Speaker of the the House of Representatives? Remember when Ms. Pelosi said this knee slapper upon becoming Speaker?

“After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,” she said in her inaugural address from the speaker’s podium. “Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.”

For those who have either have been asleep for the last several years or are in liberal denial, Ms. Pelosi’s tenure set truly impressive records:

In the 1,461 days that Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) served as speaker of the House, the national debt increased by a total of $5.343 trillion ($5,343,452,800,321.37) or $3.66 billion per day ($3.657,394,113.84), according to official debt numbers published by the U.S. Treasury.

Pelosi was the 52nd speaker of the House. During her tenure, she amassed more debt than the first 49 speakers combined.


Pelosi not only outstripped her predecessors in the total volume of debt added to the national debt during her tenure as speaker, but also in the rate at which new debt was added. In fact, Pelosi added debt at a rate more than three times faster than her nearest competitor.

As Father used to say, “It’s not what you earn, it’s what you save”. For Ms. Pelosi and the other spendthrifts it should be, “It is not the revenue, it is how much you spend.”


One Response

  1. …… and if the dimocrats regain control of the house, she will once again be speaker.

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