In 2004 Obama said the “monstrous” deficits were “an enormous problem” when the deficit was $413 billion. In 2008 he said increasing the debt would “burden our children” and was “unpatriotic.” Every year of his term deficits have been over a TRILLION dollars. By the end of his first term he increased the debt more than all other presidents combined. Can we afford more of his two faced, self serving fiscal insanity?
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” — Barack Obama
“Rather than fight the same tired battles that have dominated Washington for decades, its time to try something new. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt.” — President Barack Obama on his Office of Management and Budget website.
“Whether one believes in a large, very active government or something more limited, mathematically, the amount of debt we already have and the terrifying rate at which it is accumulating will lead to national ruin,” Gov. Mitch Daniels
“Stripped of its academic jargon, the welfare state is nothing more than a mechanism by which governments confiscate the wealth of the productive members of a society to support a wide variety of welfare schemes. A substantial part of the confiscation is effected by taxation. But the welfare statists were quick to recognize that if they wished to retain political power, the amount of taxation had to be limited and they had to resort to programs of massive deficit spending, i.e., they had to borrow money,by issuing government bonds, to finance welfare expenditures on a large scale.” — Alan Greenspan
Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the Council on Foreign Relations that our national debt is a national security risk echoing previous statements by Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mullen, head of U.S. intelligence — Dennis Blair, and all of America’s intelligence agencies.
In 1964 GOP Senator Dirksen warned about Democrats being “prone to spend money .. when it’s rather doubtful whether or not it is good for the country and for the interests of the people. Because you pile up your national debt. You pile up the interest. You pile up these staggering deficits that we have at the present time. And that spends itself in terms of higher interest rates, higher prices in the stores where people shop. And so the evil effects always fall upon the people back home.”
But Obama won’t negotiate.
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