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    Obama Mocked Commissions, Then Established Four

    President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is meeting today as part of its efforts to craft recommendations by December on how best to address America's red-ink problem.

    Mr. Obama established the commission in February, saying debt and deficits can "hobble our economy" and "saddle every child in America with an intolerable burden."

    Yet the president's decision to establish a commission to address a problem he described as potentially catastrophic seems odd in light of his earlier criticism of commissions in general. As Ari Shapiro noted on National Public Radio today, the president mocked the notion of commissions to address problems back when he was a candidate.

    Here's Mr. Obama on September 18, 2008, not long after the economic collapse: "Senator McCain's first answer to this economic crisis was - get ready for it - a commission. That's Washington-speak for 'we'll get back to you later.'"

    "Folks, we don't need a commission to spend a few years and a lot of taxpayer money to tell us what's going on in our economy," he continued. "We don't need a commission to tell us gas prices are high or that you can't pay your bills. We don't need a commission to tell us you're losing your jobs. We don't need a commission to study this crisis, we need a President who will solve it - and that's the kind of President I intend to be."
    Obama Mocked Commissions, Then Established Four - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    I hear he established this position on Commissions from a Commission.
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    They guy has no idea what he's doing - it's that simple. If you view it in that light, it all makes sense. You've just identified what Obama does... he spends trillions then says we have to be fiscally responsible and it's that double speak and hypocrisy of statements he does oh so well. The best part of it has been - no one's bothered to call him on it. I'm glad that CBS has finally found one of the many instances and decided to report it.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Quote(President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is meeting today as part of its efforts to craft recommendations by December on how best to address America's red-ink problem.

    Mr. Obama established the commission in February, saying debt and deficits can "hobble our economy" and "saddle every child in America with an intolerable burden.")

    At long last President Obama is apparently listening to someone who tells him USA cannot continue borrowing indefinitely.
    I know someone with some clout is telling him this, because up to now he has merely consulted his 'Manifesto' tomes which tell him what to do.

    Quote(Yet the president's decision to establish a commission to address a problem he described as potentially catastrophic seems odd in light of his earlier criticism of commissions in general. As Ari Shapiro noted on National Public Radio today, the president mocked the notion of commissions to address problems back when he was a candidate. )

    Everything that Obama is doing since becoming President seems not only odd, but also seems to be the exact opposite of that which he mocked during his campaign.

    Quote(Here's Mr. Obama on September 18, 2008, not long after the economic collapse: "Senator McCain's first answer to this economic crisis was - get ready for it - a commission. That's Washington-speak for 'we'll get back to you later.'"

    "Folks, we don't need a commission to spend a few years and a lot of taxpayer money to tell us what's going on in our economy," he continued. "We don't need a commission to tell us gas prices are high or that you can't pay your bills. We don't need a commission to tell us you're losing your jobs. We don't need a commission to study this crisis, we need a President who will solve it - and that's the kind of President I intend to be."


    Yeah right!

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    Kind of different when a few European Nations are backing away from the dumb assed idea that you can spend your way out of trouble when a blind man can see that's where the problems came from.

    As to Obama saying one thing and doing another, I see nothing new here. It's his way of operating from the start. He has to be one of the most worthless idiots ever to hold any office, and boys and girls that's saying something.

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    Wow - the OP and one reply = definative answer. I'm starting to think even the Democrats cannot keep up with the duplicative Obama idiocy.


    Wonder what the Vegas odds are of Obama being a 1 term guy. <goes off checking>
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Honestly, who cares? He was trash talking during a campaign.



    Wow - the OP and one reply = definative answer. I'm starting to think even the Democrats cannot keep up with the duplicative Obama idiocy.
    None of these guys are perfect, most are far from it. Republicans, democrats, they all do it. There are many things I don't like Obama, there are some things I do. Are people really supposed to run around apologizing for every comment the guy ever made? People are fallible.

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    The WH carpenter has been damn busy during the past 18-months.
    Pretty soon Obi's coffin will be all nails.

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    Re: Obama Mocked Commissions, Then Established Four

    Quote Originally Posted by Magill View Post
    Honestly, who cares? He was trash talking during a campaign.





    None of these guys are perfect, most are far from it. Republicans, democrats, they all do it. There are many things I don't like Obama, there are some things I do. Are people really supposed to run around apologizing for every comment the guy ever made? People are fallible.
    So what you're saying is, that what a politicians says he will do, and stands for really doesn[t matter. Got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    So what you're saying is, that what a politicians says he will do, and stands for really doesn[t matter. Got it.
    No. That if you believe the campaign promises of a politician, you're a fool.
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