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    Re: National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch

    The only way to fix our deficit problem is to engage in same serious cutting of popular programs like medicare and the military or by raising taxes. Problem is, any politician who campaigns on actually making the tough calls won't win the election. Easy as it is to blame Bush or Obama for out spending woes, I think the public is the real culprit. For once, the politicians are doing exactly what the American populace wants and we need to take responsibility for that.

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    Re: National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Much of debt is Bush's fault. Huge tax breaks, two wars, Medicare Part "D" to name a few.
    When does Obama start taking responsibility and stop blaming Bush

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    Re: National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch

    why did the party punt on the bush cuts?

    no yes, no no, no maybe

    just a lame duck

    why did leadership NOT PROPOSE a budget for 2010?

    Dems won

    pure pusillanimity

    pathetic

    this leadership is cluelessly lost

    admit it to yourself, you know it's true

    everyone can see you

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    Re: National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch

    Neither the debt or the deficit can improve if the middle class is weak.

    Tightning our belts in a way that puts the middle class in a weaker economic position will make it impossible to dig ourselves out of this hole.

    We can't possibly cut enough spending to fix the deficit/debt problems.

    The ONLY way to get out of this is to build the middle class, not make it harder for them to survive. Which, in some cases, means the continued existence and funding of "entitlement" programs.

    I know it FEELS uncomfortably counter-intuitive to those who think of budgets as if it's as simple as balancing a check book... but that's simply not how it works when you're dealing with billions of people and trillions of dollars.

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    Re: National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch

    maybe he should go on mythbusters and show us how the stimulus is gonna cap unemployment at 8%

    or he could demonstrate how he's gonna cut the deficit in half in 4 years

    Obama Vows To Halve Deficit In 4 Years - CBS News

    maybe he could explain how we're all gonna be able to keep the health care plans we like

    or how popular obamacare's gonna become over time

    or how the hundreds of thousands of shovels are just waiting for jobs

    of course, failing all that, he can just turn to the camera---again---and address the face of america, QUIT WHINING

    admit it, he's pretty bad

    sorry

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    Re: National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch

    i know it feels counter intuitive, but taxing the wealthy in times like these is just deadly to that middle class upon whom the whole world depends

    it's spelled j-o-b-s

    it's WHY the party punted

    there will be no tax hikes on ANYONE

    deal with it

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    Re: National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    When does Obama start taking responsibility and stop blaming Bush
    When are you going to admit that those thing I mentioned are part of Obama's debt?


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    Re: National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    When are you going to admit that those thing I mentioned are part of Obama's debt?
    You know what....You're right. Bush signed in far too much that the runaway congresses pushed at him, no doubt. We voted them out in '06 because we wanted a different way, then in '08 we voted out the republican Presidency. But we didn't get that change did we? No, instead we got reckless spending on steroids. Now that part is damn sure Obama's fault, and he and the demo's start paying in 13 days.


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    Re: National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch

    This is purely Obama’s fault and the only way to fix the problem is with MASSIVE tax cuts for the richest 1% of the nation (Vote Republican, it‘ll fix everything!)

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    Re: National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    When does Obama start taking responsibility and stop blaming Bush
    When Bush defenders admit that Bush was to blame for the economic mess you are in and that he doubled the US debt.

    Also if we follow the down the road set down by conservatives in other threads on this subject but regarding Bush and Clinton, then Obama can only be blamed for any debt since October 2009, not since he took office. He took over a Bush budget.
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