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    Re: BREAKING: President Obama Addresses the Nation Tonight at 9

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post

    All Hail Obama! All Hail Obama!
    I'll never understand why the right addresses him like he 's a messiah.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post

    His Party hasn't passed a budget for years, now we're in a massive budget mess!
    I wish I knew where that talking point stems from? Obama has submitted 3 budgets so far as president. The first one was passed by Democrats in 2009. The second one was passed by Republicans in April. And the 2012 budget is sitting with Republcans now.

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    Re: BREAKING: President Obama Addresses the Nation Tonight at 9

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    If you want to just get this thing done w/o strings attached, it would make sense to cut spending above the amount you want the debt ceiling raised since both sides agree that spending cuts need to be done. As long as those cuts aren't done to entitlement programs that reduce benefits to recipients, I think it's something both sides can agree on.
    Reid counts things as cuts that are already scheduled to be cut. He's added things like the savings from pulling out of Iraq which is supposedly already scheduled to happen. The problem is, it might not happen and it's not really cutting anything to justify raising the ceiling.

    That's never going to pass.

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    Re: BREAKING: President Obama Addresses the Nation Tonight at 9

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    stop making up stuff. THe military is a proper constitutional function
    Which Teapublican budget proposal do you support?










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    Re: BREAKING: President Obama Addresses the Nation Tonight at 9

    I have to wonder how he can keep a strait face with lines like these


    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.
    considering he voted against raising it in 2006, and then this,

    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.
    In view of the budget he himself submitted that the Senate voted down 97-0.

    Dude's got nerve.

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    Re: BREAKING: President Obama Addresses the Nation Tonight at 9

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Why does this include Iraq and Afghanistan but not Libya?
    It's the NY Times, don't expect honesty from that.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: BREAKING: President Obama Addresses the Nation Tonight at 9

    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."

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    Re: BREAKING: President Obama Addresses the Nation Tonight at 9

    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.

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    Re: BREAKING: President Obama Addresses the Nation Tonight at 9

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Which Teapublican budget proposal do you support?
    I don't speak for the Tea Party patriots and I am not expert on all their proposals but taxes should not be raised on anyone-especially those who pay too much of the burden as it is until massive painful cuts are passed to prove to us that the government is dealing in good faith

    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



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