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

There are 57 comments on the Reuters story from Jan 19, 2013, titled Analysis - U.S. Budget constraints limit Obama's second-term agenda. In it, Reuters reports that:

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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“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#43 Jan 19, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
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.
AGAIN SITTING BEHIND A DESK GETTING RICH OFF OTHERS WORK IS NOT WORK......I know dozens of businesses just in my area doing GREAT.....maybe you need to change businesses...SLAVERY IS NOT GOOD BUSINESS ANYMORE NAZI PIG./........
Cat74

Palatine, IL

#45 Jan 19, 2013
Hard work is good for you. It will make a man out of you.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#46 Jan 19, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Hard work is good for you. It will make a man out of you.
You rich GOP turds should try work...Sitting behind a deskw atching others work isn not work....

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#47 Jan 19, 2013
ToManyLaws wrote:
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You rich GOP turds should try work...Sitting behind a deskw atching others work isn not work....
Yuo cn say thatagin.
Cat74

Palatine, IL

#48 Jan 19, 2013
All the deadbeats better think about learning to do some kind of work. Their free ride is nearly over.
Your Ex

United States

#49 Jan 20, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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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)
And the last year a budget was passed by both Houses and signed by a President?
(Omnibus spending bills don't count)
?????????
Joe Nelson

Long Beach, CA

#50 Jan 20, 2013
Spend Spend Spend El Presidente. Take this Country DOWN. America commit to leaving nothing but masses of extinction level DEBT and DEFICITS to our pitiful children!!! At least 51% of American did on Election Day.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#51 Jan 20, 2013
ToManyLaws wrote:
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What???????? Last 4 years we have been digging out of Bushies and the GOP ditch they sunk us in...WHERE YOU BEEN MORON>?>?>?....
Leave it to a progressive to try and dig out of a hole.
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#52 Jan 20, 2013
The last budget passed by Congress was signed by G W Bush in 2008, for 2009. Budgets run from October to October.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#53 Jan 21, 2013
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 President doesn't spend anything the Congress doesn't
appropriate for. In fact, all spending bills have to clear
the House and the House is controlled by Republicans.

No, Ann, a Mormon mission in Paris is not
the equivalent of fighting the Taliban
in Afghanistan.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#54 Jan 21, 2013
Joe Nelson wrote:
Spend Spend Spend El Presidente. Take this Country DOWN. America commit to leaving nothing but masses of extinction level DEBT and DEFICITS to our pitiful children!!! At least 51% of American did on Election Day.
Tampa Bay Times
PolitiFact.com (winner of the Pulitzer Prize)

"Although there was a big stimulus bill under Obama, federal spending IS RISING AT THE SLOWEST PACE since Dwight Eisenhower brought the Korean War to an end in the 1950s."

But hey, moron, don't let facts get in
the way of your bullsh*t.

Effing Republican losers.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#55 Jan 21, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
The last budget passed by Congress was signed by G W Bush in 2008, for 2009. Budgets run from October to October.
And the budget signed by Bush in 2008 was for
fiscal year 2009 and had a %1.4 trillion deficit
built into it.

Another mess for Obama to try to clean up on top
of a ruined economy losing 700,000 jobs per month
two unfinished wars and the world's leading terrorist
still on the loose.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#56 Jan 21, 2013
The budget signed by Bush in 2008 was for
fiscal year 2009 and had a $1.4 trillion deficit
built into it.

Another mess for Obama to try to clean up on top
of a ruined economy losing 700,000 jobs per month
two unfinished wars and the world's leading terrorist
still on the loose.

Never forget Beirut.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#57 Jan 23, 2013
Bush and the Republicans did nothing they held a show trial and with the majorities in the House and Senate crafted no bill to change any law or agency in the Federal Government responsible for oversight of housing.

Let's not pretend the republicans were diligent in their efforts to correct perceived wrongs they identified, they identified wrongs and sat on their hands and did absolutely nothing up to and including regulating the MBS Indexes which were created right under their noses. How is that the Bush Administration or any of the Financial Agencies responsible to the Administration not regulate, investigate or understand a new Index Market trading in Trillions of Mortgage Securities on Wall Street?
Rider on the Storm wrote:
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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..........
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#58 Jan 23, 2013
Gary wrote:
The budget signed by Bush in 2008 was for
fiscal year 2009 and had a $1.4 trillion deficit
built into it.
Another mess for Obama to try to clean up on top
of a ruined economy losing 700,000 jobs per month
two unfinished wars and the world's leading terrorist
still on the loose.
Never forget Beirut.
Actually there was no Budget under Bush, even with a Majority in the House and Senate there was no Budget passed, all the spending was done via Continuing Resolution year over year, without a Budget they could spend on the War and Department of Defense by Appropriation adding to the National Debt.

Continuing Resolutions when passed aren't passed with new spending it's for a dedicated amount for a specific period of time, and renewed.... However with the Republican Majority Bush signed the Continuing Resolution with the Clinton Limits, First in Feb 2001 were the first part of the Tax Cuts, in Sept 2001 was Spending Bills to ram up for the invasions of Afghanistan and in 2003 another Tax Cut, and in between More Spending Bills for the Invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq and the spending continued year after year to include the Medicare Prescription Legislation prepared by the Pharmacy Industry Lobbyist, and various Republican pork projects such as the $400 Million Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska.

Eventually ending in an additional $6.1 Trillion in Spending through to Sept 30 2009, Bush's last Fiscal Year.

Often you will see GOP Supporters indicating that when Bush left office the debt was $10.6 Trillion, and they are correct, however, that 10.6 Trillion only accounts for 7 of Bush Fiscal Years, they omit Bush's Final Fiscal year of 2009, his 8th year.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#59 Jan 23, 2013
The Republican Majority rubber stamped all Bush spending Proposals, that's how he spent $6.1 Trillion,

Do Deficits Matter?- The Weekly Standard | A Weekly ...
WHEN DICK CHENEY SAID, "Deficits don't matter," economists took that as proof of the economic illiteracy of the Bush administration. But it turns out there is a case ...
www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Article... ...- Cached

Budget deficits didn't matter to Republicans when they were running up the debt, and refused to repeal those tax cuts, the Republicans historically spend and borrow. Currently, the Debt of $16 Trillion,$9 Trillion was put on the Books by Three (3) Republicans, George Bush II, Bush I and Ronald Reagan

Bush borrowed from China and Saudi Arabia initially to finance the 2001 and 2003 Tax Cuts, there was never any intentions in being in Iraq or Afghanistan for 10 years, but there was never an exit strategy either before going into either confrontation. Then he compounded the debt by signing into law the Medicare Prescription Law prepared by the Pharmacy Industry Lobbyist for their support in the campaign. then add into that the Republican Majority Pork projects and you come away with $6.1 Trillion in deficit spending to go along with the loss revenue from the tax cuts the Republican held America hostage to have Obama extend in 2010, which increased the debt........ Remember the Republicans mantra in 2010, Tax Cuts don't have to be paid for.......?

Fiscal Planning Idiot Style, only a Republican could support.
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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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.
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!!
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#60 Jan 23, 2013
The Republican Majority rubber stamped all Bush spending Proposals, that's how he spent $6.1 Trillion,

Do Deficits Matter?- The Weekly Standard | A Weekly ...
WHEN DICK CHENEY SAID, "Deficits don't matter," economists took that as proof of the economic illiteracy of the Bush administration. But it turns out there is a case ...
www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Article... ...- Cached

Budget deficits didn't matter to Republicans when they were running up the debt, and refused to repeal those tax cuts, the Republicans historically spend and borrow. Currently, the Debt of $16 Trillion,$9 Trillion was put on the Books by Three (3) Republicans, George Bush II, Bush I and Ronald Reagan

Bush borrowed from China and Saudi Arabia initially to finance the 2001 and 2003 Tax Cuts, there was never any intentions in being in Iraq or Afghanistan for 10 years, but there was never an exit strategy either before going into either confrontation. Then he compounded the debt by signing into law the Medicare Prescription Law prepared by the Pharmacy Industry Lobbyist for their support in the campaign. then add into that the Republican Majority Pork projects and you come away with $6.1 Trillion in deficit spending to go along with the loss revenue from the tax cuts the Republican held America hostage to have Obama extend in 2010, which increased the debt........ Remember the Republicans mantra in 2010, Tax Cuts don't have to be paid for.......?

Fiscal Planning Idiot Style, only a Republican could support.

The rest of what you are trying to say is BS, you don't understand budgets so I know you don't understand the reports on where the American Debt lies, The Debt held by the "Intragovernmental Holdings", is the Social Security and Medicare Trust of more than $4.2 Trillion borrowed by Bush.
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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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..

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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