That's never going to pass.
I have to wonder how he can keep a strait face with lines like these
considering he voted against raising it in 2006, and then this,In the past, raising the debt ceiling was routine. Since the 1950s, Congress has always passed it, and every President has signed it. President Reagan did it 18 times. George W. Bush did it 7 times. And we have to do it by next Tuesday, August 2nd, or else we won’t be able to pay all of our bills.
In view of the budget he himself submitted that the Senate voted down 97-0.We know what we have to do to reduce our deficits; there’s no point in putting the economy at risk by kicking the can further down the road.
Dude's got nerve.
⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
Yeah, I have some phone calls to make.
Obama takes debt case to American people - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
"The American people may have voted for divided government, but they didn't vote for a dysfunctional government," he said. "So I'm asking you all to make your voice heard. If you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your Member of Congress know. If you believe we can solve this problem through compromise, send that message."
Invoking the words of former President Ronald Reagan, Mr. Obama asked Americans to consider the two sides of the argument: "Would you rather reduce deficits and interest rates by raising revenue from those who are not now paying their fair share, or would you rather accept larger budget deficits, higher interest rates, and higher unemployment? And I think I know your answer."
Interesting that he would resort to sampling Reagan and not himself when he said that raising the debt limit was nothing more than a failure in leadership.
Lines are jammed. Awesome.
ThePeoplesView.net: President Obama: Let Your Congresscritters Hear From You
TRUE compromise would not involve tax hikes but rather each party suffering some cuts that they do not want
If I were Dictator, unconstitutional crap like the Department of Education would be gone in a heartbeat. so would some of the massive overseas nonsense that is not needed.
we don't need a ton of military in Germany now that the Warsaw Pact is pretty well toast
we spend way too much money on idiotic studies that serve no useful function such as studying the penis sizes of gay men or the mating habits of some creatures that are neither beneficial to us or a pest
Some military cuts are in order as well now that the Soviet Union is not the threat it once was (that does not mean cutting off your pension which seems to be your main issue)
most welfare functions are a state function and have the benefit of checks and balances meaning if some state is too generous with the taxpayers' coin, those taxpayers move to a friendlier state.
the war on drugs at a federal level again is clearly an unconstitutional function and demonstrates that the history of the prohibition era was forgotten. If a state wants to ban dope of blow that is a state power. If a state wants to allow blow or dope that is a state power as well
I know a lot about our justice system and how much it costs to say incarcerate someone for 250 months at USP florence or FCI Ashland. like 40-65K a year. do the math
Originally Posted by Josie