#49387 Apr 29, 2013
Republican pundits love to say that the national debt has increased by $5 trillion because of President Obama. Factually, that statement is simply untrue. Let's examine the evidence.
Of the alleged $5 trillion,$1.6 trillion is related to costs of the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars. These were costs George W. Bush intentionally hid from the budget, and that President Obama allowed to be calculated when he assumed office.
Note that Obama could have continued to hide the bill as Bush did, passing it along to his successor.
President Bush was able to manipulate funding for the Iraq/Afghanistan wars using special emergency authorization bills. He did this because, as you recall, the Democrats were attempting to defund the war legislatively.
The overall point is simple: Obama, as president, authorized not one cent of that $1.6 trillion to be spent.
It has been previously reported by marketwatch.com that President Obama increased overall government spending by a smaller margin than any modern president, all the way to President Eisenhower.
Rex Nutting at marketwatch clarifies:
What people forget (or never knew) is that the first year of every presidential term starts with a budget approved by the previous administration and Congress. The president only begins to shape the budget in his second year. It takes time to develop a budget and steer it through Congress especially in these days of congressional gridlock.
Over $1.4 trillion was spent on interest payments caused by the already standing debt.
Knowing that, let's examine the GOP's argument.
They say President Obama has spent too much, but 32% of the total amount they claim has been spent is a direct result of Republican presidential policies, and previous spending.
President Obama is stuck paying the bill for the previous GOP administrations of Reagan, H.W. Bush, and W. Bush. President Clinton left with a surplus if you recall, and added nothing to our debt. This point has been discussed constantly, and was even visited by President Obama's former Press Secretary Jay Carney during a press gaggle.
It is not disputed that the national debt was $10 trillion before President Obama took office.
The interest that is paid on the debt today was created by the very same people who now are attempting to blame the cost of that interest on the president. Do not allow yourself to be fooled, the GOP is attempting to blame the president for something they caused.
Now our journey of $5 trillion has been twiddled down to $2 trillion.
to be continued:
#49390 Apr 29, 2013
Rush gets the idiots all riled-up and you wonder why the neocons are losers?
#49394 Apr 29, 2013
Who the F cares. Get a life dude.
#49395 Apr 29, 2013
By Associated Press, Apr 27, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
AP Published: April 27
BUENA VISTA, Va. Mitt Romney has given the commencement address at Southern Virginia University, telling more than 110 graduating students to live abundant lives that include raising families and serving God.
Romney, a Mormon and Republican presidential nominee who lost to President Barack Obama in November, sprinkled life experiences and quoted Scripture during his message Saturday in front of the universitys Main Hall in Buena Vista.
"I dont make that much on the road giving speeches, only 340K a speech"-Mitt Romney
#49398 Apr 29, 2013
#49399 Apr 29, 2013
Is Mitt president? Are you a Romney fan?
#49401 Apr 29, 2013
I liked it better when he was a Kenyan.
#49402 Apr 29, 2013
Is that the same Bloomberg that hates Big Gulps?
#49404 Apr 29, 2013
Poll: Pa. Gov. Corbetts Re-Election Hopes Look Grim
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) has a lot of work to do if he hopes to secure a second term in next year's gubernatorial election.
In the latest poll from Quinnipiac University released on Monday, 50 percent of Pennsylvania voters said Corbett does not deserve re-election. Thirty-eight percent of his constituents said they approve of Corbett's job performance while 47 percent said they disapprove a continuation of the negative approval ratings that have typified the Republican's time in office for the last year.
What's more, Quinnipiac's latest poll showed the three leading potential Democratic challengers all comfortably topping Corbett in hypothetical general election matchups. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) topped Corbett 47 percent to 34 percent, former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) claimed the upper hand 48 percent to 34 percent and state treasurer Rob McCord emerged with a 44 percent to 35 percent edge. Only Schwartz has officially declared her candidacy in the race.
#49406 Apr 29, 2013
What 18 year old like Ann Dunham wouldn't go for a 55 year old hottie like me?
#49407 Apr 29, 2013
That wasn't nice. I can see you have issues with President Obama but why be rude?
#49408 Apr 29, 2013
46,000 posts, BAYBEE!
#49409 Apr 29, 2013
The 1st post.
#49410 Apr 30, 2013
See when presented with the facts you just run and hide...you friggin cut and paste moron..
You're not even close to the truth with your realiably misinformed sources that you continually cut and paste from...
You show a distinct lack of originality too. You're posts are very boring and repetitive despite the huge number of blank spaces that are used to make people scroll past them...they're full of trash and usually disregarded...
#49412 Apr 30, 2013
Stay tuned to FOX news for unbiased,reliable, late breaking news 24/7
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#49413 Apr 30, 2013
He has autism. That's the best he can do.
#49414 Apr 30, 2013
Posted by Rachel Weiner on April 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm
Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) used appearances on the Sunday news shows to push for an intervention in Syria now that the government of President Bashar al-Assad is believed to have used chemical weapons on a small scale. But the lawmakers differ on some of the particulars.
Syria is going to become a failed state by the end of the year if we dont intervene, Graham said on CBSs Face the Nation. He warned that were going to start a war with Iran because Irans going to take our inaction in Syria as meaning were not serious about their nuclear weapons program . The whole region is going to fall into chaos.
"We are spending money like a drunken sailor on a two week binge"- John McCain Nov 12 , 2012
"We have to pay this debt down and dont start any silly useless wars" - Chris Christie [R] Governor of New Jersey April 23,2013
Stay tuned to FOX news for more reliable,uncensored,unbiased breaking news 24/7
#49419 Apr 30, 2013
John Boehners Jamaican-Born Future Son-In-Law Has Rap Sheet For Weed :
Whats the difference between a Jamaican Man and a American Black?
" Nothing at all replies!" , House Speaker John Boehner,for all we know he might be a Muslim, all those off colored people worry me" "We have a black President"
Now back to your regular broadcasting stations..........
#49420 Apr 30, 2013
Boehners 35-year-old daughter, Lindsay Marie (pictured below right with Mother, Debbie, center, and sister, Tricia) is set to marry Lakhan on May 10th in Delray Beach, Fla.
So whats the big deal?
Florida-resident Lakhan, who was born in Jamaica and is a construction worker, was reportedly arrested twice, with one of those instances involving marijuana possession.
Lakhan reportedly told the officer at the time that the marijuana was indeed his and for his personal use.
For his part, Boehner has gone on record to say that he is against the legalization of marijuana irrespective of whether it is needed for medical purposes.
In an interview with CNN in 2009 Boehner reportedly said,Whether it is the American Medical Association, the American Cancer Society all of those people, by and large dont believe there is any medicinal value in marijuana.
Welcome to the family!!!
#49421 Apr 30, 2013
John Boehner is half black himself ...... he is the product of an interracial marriage his mom is a black woman and his dad is a white man ....... don't believe it youtube " John Boenher's humble begining" by MSNBC Luke Russert , he is Tim Russert son of "Meet the Press" and you will see photos of John Boehner's mother and father in a passionate lip lock.
Growing up they had to learn to NOT use the N word......
Damn those blacks mooching off of the government!
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