Analysis - U.S. Budget constraints limit Obama's second-term agenda

Jan 19, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

President Barack Obama starts his second term in office facing unprecedented budget constraints that will challenge his ability to implement his economic vision.

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No, Ann, going on a Mormon mission in Paris
is not the equivalent of fight the Taliban
in Afghanistan.
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At present interest rates rising is the hope of the Republicans, that is why they are and have been committed to their strategy of economic sabotage.

What's the current count of bankrupt Americans due to the prior unregulated Health Care Insurance system in America?

Do you subscribe to the wayward theory that in Sept 2008 America was not bankrupt? The economic and financial system completely crashed or do you pretend that never happened?

It's been this President that put in place the plans that saved America from complete and utter failure that the Republican polices and George Bush steered this country into during the reign.

It's totally bizarre to make believe that in 2008 America's economy and finanes as just peachy....... ROFLMAO
Rider on the Storm wrote:
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GM is on the verge of bankrupcty AGAIN....... Obamacare will bankrupt many Americans and may bankrupt the US.......... The Stock Market is being held up by Bernanke and the feds. Its just a matter of time before it tanks. That will be about the time interest rates rise and the US cant pay the interest on its debt.
Wake up..........
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LOL. Does anybody else think it's funny that the posters here who predicted Obamacare would be ruled unconstitutional and predicted a Romney/Ryan win in 2012.....are still making bold predictions and analyses? LOL I chuckle at them.
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Ninthman wrote:
Economic Vision??
He's blind when it comes to money,
He spends it like a drunken sailor.
On all the wrong things.
The deficit, unlike the debt has been steadi ly declining since this President got into office from the Bush 2009 record budget deficit of $1.4 Trillion.

The primary subject of America's debt was the borrowing to support the Bush Tax Cuts, Wars and Medicare Prescription gift to the Pharmacy industry.

True Bush is gone, but his fiscal and economic polices have been left firmly in place and supported by the GOP House Majority to haunt and bankrupt America.

President Obama hasn't been afforded the support by the GOP House Majority to spend one dime. What soon will be evident are the cuts to programs that support the likes of the Trailer Breed Republicans who voted against Obama and supported the cuts to vital services that they require to survive in America.

It's pretty certain in the 2014 Elections, the Trailer Breed Republicans tune as will their votes, change for House Representatives.

Cuts to Social Security and the elimination of the Earned Income Tax Credit, or Wage Subsidy program for households with children earning less than 45,000 a year will force a change in those voting republican living on the margins.
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It's similar to a psychotic episode. They are delusional, misinformed and outright lying to themselves. Generally if you review their post it become evident they are motivated by bigotry and not politics.

Most all of them are void of basic understanding of American Government. They grip about spending as if the President has unfretted access to the Treasury Checking Account, or act as if US spending isn't done by legislation.

They are short on ideas and long on stupidity
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LOL. Does anybody else think it's funny that the posters here who predicted Obamacare would be ruled unconstitutional and predicted a Romney/Ryan win in 2012.....are still making bold predictions and analyses? LOL I chuckle at them.
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The Health Care Law is not an issue in Texas, presently 35% of the Texas working population are uninsured, and the wages are so low that more than 60% of the working population will receive subsidies for Health Care ending up with no Health Care bill at all.....

Texas is a leech State..... they don't give the Federal Government more than they take out of the Treasury. 41% of all employed Texans pay no Federal Income Taxes....... relax...... we will carry Texas as we currently carry poverty filled Texas.
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You clueless clown...
All economists confirm what kept the recession from getting deeper was the Bush tax cuts.....your messiah exented them twice.. DUH
GM owes us billions, the Volt is a piece of crap, Ford and Ameican Toyota are part of the "auto industry" and did not take the stimulus. Moron.
Since nobama has been elected, more than six million jobs have been LOST.....most job creation have been in the red states, dummy.
Now many people are questioning their employers if they have to buy insurance for their children...the anwser is yes of course thanks to nobama's medical tax on us. Many are now planning to work a 2d part time job to pay for it. Many companies are laying off...some closing all together.
Barrack nobama is a catastrophe on America.
The only successes nobama has had is with Bush's policies kept in place.
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Nobama has only a few successes.......with policies put in by Bush
Look around, screwball....he, nancy and crew have severaly screwed the masses.
Nagin arrested on 21 counts of extortion, theft and bribes. Typical demorat stealing taxpayers money.
It's the Bush polices that slung the massive debt around the throats of America.

The Bush polices like the Wars, and the concurrent spending they demands, Those Tax cuts, that forced America to borrow from China, Saudi Arabia and the Trust Funds of Social Security and Medicare and that Prescription Plan for Medicare that really was a gift to the Pharmacy Industry for their Support of GOP Candidates.

If this President grows a pair, he'll reverse totally every policy that George Bush implemented and bring our troops home and direct the country in a totally different direction.

With the wars, George Bush played right into Osama Bin Laden's plans to force America into bankruptcy chasing him around the middle east.

Bush was out thought by a rag tag radical Muslim hiding in with a rock armed with a sling shot.

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Eric Gustafson wrote:
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It's the Bush polices that slung the massive debt around the throats of America.
The Bush polices like the Wars, and the concurrent spending they demands, Those Tax cuts, that forced America to borrow from China, Saudi Arabia and the Trust Funds of Social Security and Medicare and that Prescription Plan for Medicare that really was a gift to the Pharmacy Industry for their Support of GOP Candidates.
If this President grows a pair, he'll reverse totally every policy that George Bush implemented and bring our troops home and direct the country in a totally different direction.
With the wars, George Bush played right into Osama Bin Laden's plans to force America into bankruptcy chasing him around the middle east.
Bush was out thought by a rag tag radical Muslim hiding in with a rock armed with a sling shot.
Eric, its kinda funny how when Bush was POTUS it was his fault, and now that Obama is POTUS its Congress fault..........

Partisan hack is what you are. Go put in a tape of Chris Matthews loser..........

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Eric Gustafson wrote:
At present interest rates rising is the hope of the Republicans, that is why they are and have been committed to their strategy of economic sabotage.
What's the current count of bankrupt Americans due to the prior unregulated Health Care Insurance system in America?
Do you subscribe to the wayward theory that in Sept 2008 America was not bankrupt? The economic and financial system completely crashed or do you pretend that never happened?
It's been this President that put in place the plans that saved America from complete and utter failure that the Republican polices and George Bush steered this country into during the reign.
It's totally bizarre to make believe that in 2008 America's economy and finanes as just peachy....... ROFLMAO
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Economic sabotage? Boy are you out there..........

The difference between then and now Eric is the one that were bankrupt didnt have insurance. Now the ones that will file will have insurance. The other BIG difference your letting out was this was suppose to fix that problem. But go ahead and try to protect this fool of a POTUS..........

While you blame the Bush and the R's for the collapse if you really wanted to be informed you would know it was actually Clinton and that Congress that set that ball in motion. If you wouldn't have your head stuck so far up your liberal ass you would know and realize Bush warned and pled with Congress to change the laws that caused it. The banking fiasco sits squarely on democratic shoulders.

Paul Krugman liberal economist and huge Obama supporter says were not in a recession. Nope. He says depression. I wouldn't be putting the cart before the horse on the economy just yet Eric. Obamas got 4 more years to fugg things up..........
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Here’s the scenario, as I see it. President Obama and the Senate leaders have done their job. No one is happy – a sure sign that compromise has been made. The immediate disaster has been averted, and the President has demonstrated his willingness to reach out to the other party and make hard sacrifices in the best interests of the American people. And then… the House Republicans torpedo the whole deal.

Sensible people, in the position in which the House Teabagger Caucus now find themselves, would realize they are being sandbagged, and would swallow their principles and fury, hold their noses, and pass the thing in the interest of national unity and legislative responsibility. Now… how many of you really think the Teabaggers are “sensible people?”

Yeah, that’s what I thought.
~David Keene

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Gary wrote:
Not near as serious as four years ago
when Obama inherited an economy losing
700,000 jobs per month, two costly, unfinished
wars, a stock market that had lost half of its
value, a housing industry that had come to a
stop and an automobile industry ready to collapse.
Not near as serious.
That's what he got for not standing up to dodd/frank and listening to Bush's attempt to get fannie/freddie under control. Thanks to the full dem congress from 2006-10 and him....he's doubled the problems he "inherited!" LMAO

California is losing massive amounts of companies due to closure or relocating....high taxes..high regulations.. Nobama's dreams of a USA.

GM is not doing very well.....the volt is garbage and Ford is building better cars. No stimulus...

Keep 'em coming!

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Eric Gustafson wrote:
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It's the Bush polices that slung the massive debt around the throats of America.
The Bush polices like the Wars, and the concurrent spending they demands, Those Tax cuts, that forced America to borrow from China, Saudi Arabia and the Trust Funds of Social Security and Medicare and that Prescription Plan for Medicare that really was a gift to the Pharmacy Industry for their Support of GOP Candidates.
If this President grows a pair, he'll reverse totally every policy that George Bush implemented and bring our troops home and direct the country in a totally different direction.
With the wars, George Bush played right into Osama Bin Laden's plans to force America into bankruptcy chasing him around the middle east.
Bush was out thought by a rag tag radical Muslim hiding in with a rock armed with a sling shot.
Mega bullshit, boy.

Please enlighten us on any policy passed by President Bush……without approval of congress that caused the problems…thanks, we’ll wait.

No one is borrowing from China, meathead. China has been buying our debt since they were allowed to join the WTO at the insistence of…………….Bill Clinton..

Trust funds of SS and Medicate were robbed so that slick willie could say he left a surplus!! What a load of manure!!

Bush designed the policies to get obl, NOT barrack obama.
Examples of Mr. Obama, now in his fourth year as president, adopting Bush-era measures

On record at the Pentagon:
Special operations forces. One of the first steps taken by President Bush after Sept. 11 was to revive, fund and expand special operations forces as the dog that would hunt down and kill terrorists.

President Bush also made U.S. Special Operations a war-independent command, just like U.S. Central Command, meaning it could plan and execute its own battle plans.

The U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the Army's Delta Force and Navy’s SEAL Team 6 mostly had focused on hostage rescue. After Sept. 11, they started receiving the manpower and intelligence to become manhunters. Their biggest successes: Saddam Hussein; al Qaeda’s top Iraq terrorist, Abu Musab Zarqawi; and Osama bin Laden.

Special Ops/Intelligence. The Bush administration fused commandos with the nation’s intelligence agencies — the CIA, the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency — into task forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

President Bush also transferred a highly secretive military intelligence unit, which specialized in technical surveillance and intercepts, to the Joint Special Operations Command so that commandos and intelligence experts could work together directly.

Predator strikes. The Bush administration established Predator drone bases in Pakistan to strike at al Qaeda and Taliban extremists in that country’s frontier badlands, where U.S. ground troops cannot go.

Big Pharma And Insurance Industry Lobby Heavily For Obamacare
March 30, 2010By michaelsuedeKeith Johnson reports

Oooh snap! Looks like we’ve been right all along. All the big K Street money pumped into the House and Senate has been overwhelmingly one-sided in favor of Obama’s horrendous new healthcare legislation. Go figure. According to a study released over the weekend by “The Center for Public Policy”, a non-partisan public interest think tank in Washington D.C., it is estimated that a record $120 million was spent lobbying for health reform. In addition to direct lobbying, some of the top firms also rewarded members of Congress with campaign contributions through political action committees and individual lobbyist donations. The largest of these firms, Patton Boggs LLP, contributed more than $55,000 almost exclusively to Democrats

If cluelessnes was oil, your scalp would be crawling with camels!!

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Your Ex wrote:
Here’s the scenario, as I see it. President Obama and the Senate leaders have done their job. No one is happy – a sure sign that compromise has been made. The immediate disaster has been averted, and the President has demonstrated his willingness to reach out to the other party and make hard sacrifices in the best interests of the American people. And then… the House Republicans torpedo the whole deal.
Sensible people, in the position in which the House Teabagger Caucus now find themselves, would realize they are being sandbagged, and would swallow their principles and fury, hold their noses, and pass the thing in the interest of national unity and legislative responsibility. Now… how many of you really think the Teabaggers are “sensible people?”
Yeah, that’s what I thought.
~David Keene
Nobamacaretax already costing people more money, layoffs, green energy taxpayer funded bankruptcies, shovel ready, cash for clunkers, 6 trillion added dept in four years....and you claim demorat fiscal responsibility....(chuckle)

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conservative crapola wrote:
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Reality is when your put 2 neo-con phoney wars on the books.
I hear you. This Libya thing is out of control, not to mention Iran, Syria and Africa. WTF is Obama thinking?
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We have just been through the worst 4 years in history, and now the Democrats want to see if they can make it worse, with obscene spending, and new wars in Africa, and Syria. All thse unprotected Americans in Algeria. It was Beghazi all over again. What is that horrible little man thinking?

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Cat74 wrote:
We have just been through the worst 4 years in history, and now the Democrats want to see if they can make it worse, with obscene spending, and new wars in Africa, and Syria. All thse unprotected Americans in Algeria. It was Beghazi all over again. What is that horrible little man thinking?
What???????? Last 4 years we have been digging out of Bushies and the GOP ditch they sunk us in...WHERE YOU BEEN MORON>?>?>??

And drop that stupid Benghazi crap...BUSH LET THOUSANDS DIE ON USA SOIL ON 9-11 AND YOU CHEERED HIM....4 people die in a dangerous war torn region and you freak out.
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If you never had anything, and are on the public dole you are better off with extra money, and food stamps, but those who work for a living are paying your freight, we don't have it so good. We work every day so you can sleep in and, luxuriate. Have fun while it lasts. Soon there won't be any money, and no one to borrow from. You will have to get a job.

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Cat74 wrote:
If you never had anything, and are on the public dole you are better off with extra money, and food stamps, but those who work for a living are paying your freight, we don't have it so good. We work every day so you can sleep in and, luxuriate. Have fun while it lasts. Soon there won't be any money, and no one to borrow from. You will have to get a job.
I own a small business...MUCH MUCH BETTER OFF TODAY THEN IN 2008.....FACT.......I WORK MORE BY TUESDAY EACH WEEK THEN YOU WORK IN A MONTH I AM SURE...Sitting behind a desk like you rich turds do is not work....
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Don't be so sure I work all day, then go home and work for a couple hours. You must have the only business succeeding in the country outside of gun stores.
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The best part was when the workers that voted for the President got their first paycheck of 2013, and the payroll tax went up, they couldn't believe/ They nearly fainted. Now a small business is charging liberals $1. more for their morning wake up, because Obamacare tax is costing him money. Another one is laying off so he doesn't have to partake of Obamacare tax, and he is firing people who voted for Obama. It is all very legal. so funny.

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