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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Aug 26, 2013
U.S. Treasury to Reach Debt Limit Sooner Than Anticipated

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew pressed Congress on Monday to allow the government to borrow more money, saying that it could default on its obligations if lawmakers do not act by mid-October.

"Congress should act as soon as possible to protect America's good credit by extending normal borrowing authority well before any risk of default becomes imminent," Lew said in a letter to congressional leaders.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100968088

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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#2 Aug 26, 2013
It can't be said enough times; We don't have a revenue problem, we have a multitude of spending problems. Is there such a thing as a thrifty politician? I don't think so.
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Saint Paul, MN

#3 Aug 26, 2013
oooooooo the tension is unbearable. Here's how it will go. Obama will continue on with his endless campaigning with a new topic: the debt ceiling. Obama will threaten, congress will threaten, Obama will continue to stump telling the world the GOP wants old people and children to starve, the pussy, republican congress will cave.

This stuff is getting really, really old.
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Saint Paul, MN

#5 Aug 28, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Spending is down under Obama, you must have been "resting" during Iraq ?
Thank God it's the Australian Obama that increased our national debt by 5 trillion!

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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Aug 29, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Spending is down under Obama, you must have been "resting" during Iraq ?
Do you have anything to back this statement up?

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#8 Aug 29, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
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Do you have anything to back this statement up?
It is slowing now, but you have to look at it in context. Spending exploded under Bush during his last 2 years of his presidency. Spending exploded again the first 2 years of the Obama presidency and only recently started to slow down. So for Obama, or anyone to say Obama decreased spending more than any recent president is pretty disingenuous. Compared to who, what, where and when?

You also have to realize that Obama has a republican house, who hold the purse strings. You can't have it both ways. If you credit the current house, you have to credit Obama as well, I guess.

Now, if you want to talk about the exploding debt and deficit under Obama, that's a different matter entirely.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#9 Aug 29, 2013
background noise wrote:
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It is slowing now, but you have to look at it in context. Spending exploded under Bush during his last 2 years of his presidency. Spending exploded again the first 2 years of the Obama presidency and only recently started to slow down. So for Obama, or anyone to say Obama decreased spending more than any recent president is pretty disingenuous. Compared to who, what, where and when?
You also have to realize that Obama has a republican house, who hold the purse strings. You can't have it both ways. If you credit the current house, you have to credit Obama as well, I guess.
Now, if you want to talk about the exploding debt and deficit under Obama, that's a different matter entirely.
A good portion of those spending cuts are due to sequestration. And the places the white house chose to make cuts were at best, ridiculous. Another attempt by Obama to try and grand stand to make the republicans look bad. Like they need any help with that.
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Saint Paul, MN

#10 Aug 29, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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A good portion of those spending cuts are due to sequestration. And the places the white house chose to make cuts were at best, ridiculous. Another attempt by Obama to try and grand stand to make the republicans look bad. Like they need any help with that.
Good point about sequestration. But that's what I mean. If the lefties want to give Obama the credit, they need to give congress credit as well, and vise versa.

I look at it like this. When the democratic congress started under Bush, Bush allowed congress everything they wanted, and spending exploded. Today, congress is somewhat holding the reins in on Obama, not allowing him everything HE wants. If it were a democrat congress, nothing would be holding Obama back and then he would be spending money like water. In this case, the checks and balances might sort of be working.

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