We need to kick the can up the hill

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President Obama, the most partisan politician in recent memory, gets on national television and accuses the Republicans of irresponsibly "kicking the can down the road" because their debt ceiling bill allows the debt ceiling to be raised only enough to get us to next spring, with cuts exceeding the dollar amount raised.

He, on the other hand, wants an agreement to raise the debt ceiling enough to get past the next election cycle.

The federal debt situation is going downhill, so he wants to kick the can further down the hill so he will not have to defend the out-of-control debt issue during the election-year debates.

What the Republicans want (and we should all want) is to turn around and "kick the can" back up the hill. It will take some time, bit by bit, to get us where we need to be (i.e., into a manageable debt), but at least it is in the right direction -- a direction we voted for in the last election.

And yes, it needs to be a forefront topic in next year's election debates as to how we (Congress, the president and the rest of us in the country) are going to once and for all solve the debt problem.

All of us will have to sacrifice, because of the historical irresponsibility of most of our elected "leaders."

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southernguy08
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southernguy08 07/29/11 - 07:42 am
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Republicans in the house sent
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Republicans in the house sent a bill last week that addressed the national debt and raised the debt ceiling. Democrats in the senate killed it immediately because it didn't include a tax increase and required passage of a balanced budget amendment. We have to live within our means, but there is no law that requires congress to do so, SO THEY DON'T!

Chillen
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Chillen 07/29/11 - 10:05 am
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The longer we put off the

The longer we put off the inevitable the worse it will be. We should have taken our lumps in 2008. We didn't and look how much worse things are.

Now we are at that crossroads again. We need to take our lumps NOW. Otherwise in 2013 or 2014, we'll be sitting around saying look how much worse things are, we should have taken our lumps back in 2011.

How about 30% more inflation and 20% unemployment with no end in sight? How does that sound? It's what is coming if we raise the debt ceiling, which will force the fed to implement QE3 -resulting in more money printing.

Man up America. We've been electing losers for years (especially in 2008) & they've totally messed up the nation - for power & personal wealth gain. We need to take our lumps now --- we'll be better off in a few years for doing it.

broad street narrow mind
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broad street narrow mind 07/29/11 - 11:02 am
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obama's partisan? which
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obama's partisan? which party?

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 07/29/11 - 11:23 am
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Chillen, the midterms were in

Chillen, the midterms were in 2010 not 2008.

Brad

Chillen
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Chillen 07/29/11 - 11:30 am
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Right Brad, and as I said,

Right Brad, and as I said, 2008 was a turning point for this country. Americans voted for change. They voted for redistribution of wealth. They voted for false security. They voted with wealth envy in their hearts. They voted for less personal freedom and liberty. They voted for massive govt growth. They voted for a group who spent money at triple the rate of any other leadership this nation has seen. They voted for unsustainability & eventual economic collapse.

2010 was the beginning of awakening for America. Thankfully because we've implemented a road block to the madness. And now he's holding daily press conferences to grip and moan like a toddler.

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Bizkit 07/29/11 - 12:09 pm
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What I find disgusting is all

What I find disgusting is all this drama is a planned politcal drama by Reid and Dems. The Dems had controlled Congress since Bush's last two years so they could balance a budget and raise the debt limit at will. But they decided not to for all the political drama and hopeful voter sway. Now the Prez tells us we are going to lose our AAA because of politics (not an inability to pay our debts). So he is telling us (because of 14 th amendment) he could have avoided all this drama and a possible down grade. Sounds like an impeachable offense of admitted incompetence as he idly sat and watched it happen. A real leader would say poo on Congress and just do it and "SAVE AMERICA" from the evil tea party-jeez.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 07/29/11 - 12:11 pm
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Doesn't all this fear

Doesn't all this fear mongering remind you of the movie "V ". A political party uses fear to enforce a fascist regime.

david jennings
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david jennings 07/29/11 - 04:25 pm
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Too much campaigning and no

Too much campaigning and no governing,looks like 2012 is the issue.

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