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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Ah, but who started the tax cuts?

    Who started the Iraq war that the pentagon and military industrial complex wants?

    Who started Medicare Advantage which is the biggest most single drain on our economy?

    Who bailed out the banks with lies about failing to do so would topple our economy?

    Who bailed out the Insurance Industry in August 2008 with lies?

    Who sent more jobs overseas and replaced good manufacturing jobs with part-times wages causing the economy to falter as fewer consumers were out there?

    YOu need to dig a bit deeper for the REAL expenses and changes to our nation. Even now, after two years of controlling the purse strings in Congress, the republicans have done NOTHING to create jobs in this nation...including NOT regulating business to open up more competition in our market and stop the monopolies from choking out growth.
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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    "vote for obama, 2010!"

    "bush started it!"

    LOL!

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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Ah, but who started the tax cuts?

    Who started the Iraq war that the pentagon and military industrial complex wants?

    Who started Medicare Advantage which is the biggest most single drain on our economy?

    Who bailed out the banks with lies about failing to do so would topple our economy?

    Who bailed out the Insurance Industry in August 2008 with lies?

    Who sent more jobs overseas and replaced good manufacturing jobs with part-times wages causing the economy to falter as fewer consumers were out there?

    YOu need to dig a bit deeper for the REAL expenses and changes to our nation. Even now, after two years of controlling the purse strings in Congress, the republicans have done NOTHING to create jobs in this nation...including NOT regulating business to open up more competition in our market and stop the monopolies from choking out growth.
    Answer to all of the above: Both Parties!!!

    Oh, the Rebublitards did try to limit the EPA powers but Obama wouldn't allow it.
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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Obama has problems yet he wants to keep spending and minimize what the economic community is saying. It seems Obama's spending is more important than the economy recovering


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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    I could be wrong but I do not think this is a partisan issue. The debt limit has to be raise in the short term for the government to continue running (at least that is the understanding I have of the issue). It is completely unrelated to future budget changes.
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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I could be wrong but I do not think this is a partisan issue. The debt limit has to be raise in the short term for the government to continue running (at least that is the understanding I have of the issue). It is completely unrelated to future budget changes.
    How can you say it is unrelated to future budgets? The reason we are in the mess we are in is because we spend more than we take in. At some point we need to get a second or third job and make some serious cuts to what we are spending. We can’t keep asking for a higher line of credit without making some serious changes.

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    Oh, and that isn’t even counting the entitlement liabilities that are about to crush us with the aging baby boomers all retiring and in need of more medical attention in future years. If we don’t take some very drastic measures real soon, things are going to get very, very bad here in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Obama has problems yet he wants to keep spending and minimize what the economic community is saying. It seems Obama's spending is more important than the economy recovering
    The economy grows when people are working and spending money, and it doesn't matter who pays their wages. When jobs are cut, for whatever reason, there are less people to spend more money... Result, recession.

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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    The economy grows when people are working and spending money, and it doesn't matter who pays their wages. When jobs are cut, for whatever reason, there are less people to spend more money... Result, recession.

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    Obama is not creating jobs he is increasing the deficit

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    Re: Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Obama is not creating jobs he is increasing the deficit
    Congress creates all the bills, not presidents, they only make suggestions, and sign bills into law. If you have to blame someone, blame Reid...

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