Obama just wants to spend

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President Obama is asking Congress: Let me spend, spend and continue to spend! I think the looming sequestration was engineered to force Congress to bow down to him in future national debt limit negotiations! Now that the deadline is running out, he whines that Congress needs to do something to stop the sequestration.

Obama wants to lift the national debt limit to his discretion only to enable him to continue his spending. Our national debt is now trillions of dollars higher than any time in our entire history, yet he wants the ability to continue spending more! And if Congress doesn’t allow that, he will blame Congress for everything he has done in the past four years.

First, it was George W. Bush; now, four years later, he is blaming Congress. Who in their right mind ever voted for this know-nothing, do-nothing whiner?

William Zimmerman

Hephzibah

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Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 02/21/13 - 07:42 am
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"Who in their right mind ever
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"Who in their right mind ever voted for this know-nothing, do-nothing whiner?"

You are about to find out as the pile in with their rationalization of his spending, and continued blaming of others or misdirection by pointing out how someone else spent too.

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And you can see from the "thumbs down" that there are those who defend the spending and blaming, but don't have the courage to vocalize why.

faithson
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faithson 02/21/13 - 07:47 am
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you who made the bed, now must sleep in it

Repub's want their cake and eat it too... all those social issues when the actual issue was fiscal. Had the talking points been running the government, we could have had a Repub in the white house. Got sidelined by all those 'nuts'.

deestafford
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deestafford 02/21/13 - 09:07 am
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Any cuts proposed by Obama

are all in the out years after he is gone. There is no way future presidents and congresses will be bound by his proposals just as he and this congress don't feel bound by the actions of the previous ones. How can anyone believe anything he or the democrats say when they have not passed a budget in over 1000 days and the president has still not submitted a budget this year as required by law...not that Obama thinks he is bound by any law.
As far as the comment about social issues is concerned, Romney tried to talk to the voters as if they were educated and were concerned about the economic future of the country but the ill informed, unimformed, misinformed voters fell not for someone telling them how he would govern but by a santa claus who is a perpetual campaigner who does not govern but only blames others as he follows Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. It will be years before people wake up to what this man has done to the country. He is not incompetent...he knows exactly what he is doing.

deestafford
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deestafford 02/21/13 - 09:24 am
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Another thing

Where is Paul Ryan, who is supposed to be the Republican guru on budgets, with a plan on how the cuts can be made? Why is he not on TV with his ideas, which are very sound, about how to handle this situation. We Republicans have nobody in DC who has the ability to get the message out. They have to do something other than depend on the MSM. They can go on TV talk shows and radio but they do nothing. It's so baffling to me as to their lack of projection...they act like whipped dogs.
The message needs to get out these cuts are not really cuts at all. By that I mean if the plan was to spend $1000 and the cut is $20 one would think the spending would be $980 next year. That is not what is happening in DC. They use what is known as baseline budgeting whereas there is an automatic increase in spending built in year to year. Therefore, if the spending is $1000 this year, the plan would be to automatically spend$1100 next year. A 2% cut would mean not a cut to $980 but a cut from $1100 to $1080. So these cuts are in the rate of increase and not in the amount being spent this year. Nothing goes down, just increases less.

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RMSHEFF 02/21/13 - 09:30 am
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Spending is the life blood of

Spending is the life blood of politicians. Spending is how they reward those who support them with their votes and and cash for re-election. The number one goal is re-election so they can keep the cycle going and it takes a person of principle and integrity, a statesman, of which there are very few. The American voters are ultimately to blame for being so disengaged in what is going and in many cases, voting for those who promise " money" or services for themselves. Nothing will change until the majority of the voters realize they are getting the government they deserve.

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nofanofobama 02/21/13 - 11:11 am
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the republicans have passed

the republicans have passed two bills to specify where cuts should be made, only they dont see the light of day thanks to obumler,reid and a wliiling press..im truly amazed that 85 billion can cause all these diasters throught out the economy, yet when ombuler spent his 861 billion in stimulus it didnt even cause a stir.. so we were left with a new term like "saved jobs" and NO ONE could tell if or how many jobs were created or even saved...but that 85 billion is some magical amount of money that will doom mankind as we know it.. get real

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dichotomy 02/21/13 - 11:49 am
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"Who in their right mind ever

"Who in their right mind ever voted for this know-nothing, do-nothing whiner?"

Your answer is know-nothing, do-nothing, government dependent, whining voters.

Couple them with the 47% that don't pay any federal taxes, a few greenie weenie nutcases, and throw in some "white guilt" social justice crusaders and you've got yourself a voting majority.

We are in huge financial trouble but no faction of the Democrat coalition is concerned with that as long as there is an economy left to destroy, a Republican millionaire to bring down (Democrat millionaires, actors, and singers don't count), anyone who has a private insurance policy, anyone who takes home more than 25% of what they make, a car on the roads that still burns gasoline, or electricity available in your homes 24/7 at an affordable price. These things must be destroyed to satisfy the Democrat coalition.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 02/21/13 - 11:53 am
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Notice that the only post
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Notice that the only post that attempts to refute the letter simply continues to blame someone else. Just as I predicted.

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Darby 02/21/13 - 12:45 pm
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"He is not incompetent...

he knows exactly what he is doing."

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I beg to differ. He's just about the most incompetent leader (of any stripe) that I've ever seen in public office. Is he a good politician? Without a doubt. Has he EVER accomplished anything of real value other than to push a political agenda? No, absolutely nothing.

Yet he continues to ride the wave of national racial guilt and media puff pieces to the detriment of the entire country. Combine that with the incompetence of the Republican/conservative political leadership and there is little hope in the immediate future.

The bottom is already falling out on every single piece of major legislation that Reid/Pelosi/Obama have pushed through. And the grief still keeps coming. Long after he has become history, the American people and their economy will continue to suffer.

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harley_52 02/21/13 - 03:25 pm
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"Has he EVER accomplished anything of real value....

....other than to push a political agenda? No, absolutely nothing."

Whether he's accomplished anything of "real value" depends entirely on your perspective.

He has, in his first four years....
- Insured we would lose two wars, returning both countries to radical islamist control.
- Overseen the handover of Egypt to radical islamists.
- Overseen the handover of Libya to radical islamists.
- Overseen the handover of Syria to radical islamists (still a work in progress)
- Divided the Country along racial, class, and age lines more than any President in recent history
- Expanded the reach of the federal government into the banking, insurance, automobile, and medical industries far beyond what any other President has even considered.
- Is in the process of destroying the best medical care system in the world.
- Tripled the number of people on food stamps
- Doubled the number of people on Federal Disability income
- Substantially weakened the value of the U.S. Dollar
- Alienated nations friendly to us
- Embraced our enemies as friends
- Allowed the nuclear capabilities of both North Korea and Iran to progress and expand to where at least one of them can now reach our cities with nuclear missiles.
- all that's just for starters...

Now, if his goal was to build a better America he has failed miserably.

But, if your goal is to weaken America around the world, weaken her Constitutional government, and destroy her Capitalistic Economic System...then he has been wildly successful and he has four more years to finish the job.

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Red Headed Step Child 02/21/13 - 03:29 pm
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The real blame

falls on those who continue to let him "get his way". And when they finally wake up to what they've done, let's see if they have the nerve to complain about it.

Entitlement mentality? Obama has an epic case of it...

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kmb413 02/21/13 - 03:28 pm
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Correct me if I am wrong

I thought the sequestoring was Obama's idea?

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Little Lamb 02/21/13 - 03:39 pm
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Sequester

Yes, the automatic, across-the-board cuts in the increase-of-growth (called "sequester" for some crazy reason) was Obama's lead balloon that Congress passed. I think we should let it happen so people will see it's not so bad.

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RMSHEFF 02/21/13 - 04:20 pm
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Obama is artful at assigning

Obama is artful at assigning blame to others. No matter what happens on his watch it is not his fault and as a matter of fact he is fighting for the little guy trying to hold off the hateful republicans. He set up straw men as the enemies so he can battle against them on our behalf. He is still trying to get out from under the "Bush" economy. The only thing he has ever managed effectively is his self image.

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carcraft 02/21/13 - 05:04 pm
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Obama and the Dems got there

Obama and the Dems got there $60 billion tax raise and promptly spent it! These guys are worse at sending money than a crack head head on gubment check day! I hope sequester goes through. The problem is that the Press and Obama will see that the Repubs are to blame if there are any ill effects. This was Obama's idea, Signed into law by Obama after being passed by the Democratic Senate with the Republican barely controlled House also passing it. Now how was this constructed by the Repubs? It could have been stopped by Ried, or Obama and the Republicans would have had no choice they coould not have over rode the veto and have no leverage in the Senate. Obama will use it to try to get Pelosi back in control of the house so that immigration (Obama's form with no boarder control) and tax increases can be passed along with climate change legislation!

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CobaltGeorge 02/21/13 - 05:12 pm
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Republicans

can never win the conservative movement. No mater what they do from now on will be looked at as their fault. The Hammer & Sickle man knows he has the supporting power to blame everything on Republicans if his socialist polices are not accepted.

So

Here's my thought, lets turn the blame around and educate the followers of this King by supporting and voting for everything he wants for one year. I think in one year following this plan, the rug kneeling sheep will be awaken to who he really is. An Al Qaeda plant with the goal of destroying America from within.
What have we got to loose. We are all loosing anyway. At least in one year, a majority of Americans will be getting together to save the once great Nation.

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KSL 02/21/13 - 05:47 pm
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Fantastic comments

Harley at 3:25 especially.

harley_52
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harley_52 02/21/13 - 09:04 pm
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KSL

Thanks....

Young Fred
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Young Fred 02/21/13 - 11:03 pm
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You know it doesn't matter

You know it doesn't matter how much of the budget gets cut. It could be 5% in actual spending (never happen) or ½ of 1% in the rate of growth, the results will be the same. Government with the help of a willing media will immediately withhold needed funds to legitimate causes (i.e. those which serve and protect), then they will jump up and down, point fingers, and say “see, see, what happens when we don't get what we “need”!@!

Needs and wants have become synonyms in today's culture. The average voter has no clue of the actualities of the government spending, and the average Obama voter doesn't care even if they do know.

Here is a rhetorical question - Why is it that the typical family must constantly find ways to “do with less”, while our federal government and their lap-dogs, go bat shietola crazy at the thought of doing less with an amount that is basically immaterial?

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KasparHauser 02/24/13 - 10:30 am
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Paul Ryan the Cure?
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So, just how is a public dole critter like Ryan supposed to solve anything?

I don't see that he's EVER had a real job, and I do see he's suckled at the public teat most of his life...

BTW, did the Publican budgets suggest cutting Survivor's Benefits that Ryan sponged off of as a larval parasite? You know, the benefits that became possible due to Communist Rooseveldt's Socialist Security Program?

(Gad, it sounds like some 40-something wippersnapper woke up all the old fossils in the John Birch snooze lounge, AGAIN.)

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WalterBradfordCannon 02/24/13 - 07:27 pm
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If the budget were balanced

If the budget were balanced today, it would require a net shift of a trillion dollars from spending to revenue at the government. This represents 7% of the national GDP. Our current GDP is growing at 1-2.5% annually. A 7% shrinkage in one year would throw the economy into depression and ramp unemployment to 20% plus (Okun's law). I don't think many people realize the dire straits our national economy is still in. Deficit spending is the least damaging solution currently. Or, you can ask your grandparents and great-grandparents what depression feels like. Those well versed in macroeconomics will tell you that it is not time to cut deficits yet. And if you want to know if you are well versed in macroeconomics, you need to understand, in detail, how national deficits are different from household deficits.

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