On Debt ceiling:
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.
It is a sign that the U.S. Government can't pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion. That is "trillion" with a "T." That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President’s budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion.
This year, the Federal Government will spend $220 billion on interest. That is more money to pay interest on our national debt than we'll spend on Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program. That is more money to pay interest on our debt this year than we will spend on education, homeland security, transportation, and veterans benefits combined. It is more money in one year than we are likely to spend to rebuild the devastated gulf coast in a way that honors the best of America.
Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ''the buck stops here.'' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.
I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit.
On the individual healthcare mandate mandate:
"A mandate means that in some fashion, everybody will be forced to buy health insurance. ... But I believe the problem is not that folks are trying to avoid getting health care. The problem is they can't afford it"
On Debt ceiling:
He's an empty suit and so are his fans.
Here we have Candidate Obama vs President Obama in a debate....
April 11, 2011
(AP) WASHINGTON -- The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama regrets his vote as a senator in 2006 against raising the debt limit - a vote he's now pressuring Congress to take.
Obama "thinks it was a mistake," presidential spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. "He realizes now that raising the debt ceiling is so important to the health of this economy and the global economy that it is not a vote that, even when you are protesting an administration's policies, you can play around with."
FLip Flopped on:
<blockquote>PUBLIC's_bsc_in_my_bloodyfluid - LOL<br /><br /><br />FLip Flopped on:<br /><br />Guantanmo<br />Individual Mandate<br />NSA<br />War<br />Rendition <br />Debt Ceiling</blockquote><br />I'd call it more straight up 'lying' rather than flip flopping. <br /><br />Don't forget:<br />War on drugs (as busts take medical marijuana and money from dispensaries)<br />Whistleblowers (they said they'd be pro- until the whistle was blown on them)<br />NDAA<br />Constantly dropping drones on mostly innocent people (and trying to get permission to do it in America)<br />
Obama is a bad joke.
**inserts pre-emptive "but Bush.." **
PUBLIC's_bsc_in_my_bloodyfluid - LOL
FLip Flopped on:
Prosecuting whistle blowers
Prosecuting legal pot grows
He is the most tyrannical president we've seen yet. Hopefully his supporters wake up. And hopefully his aggressors understand that even if their man is elected next time he will be worse still.
It's time to stop playing this stupid ego game.