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Dems to lift debt ceiling by $1.8 trillion, fear 2010 backlash

There are 88 comments on the www.politico.com story from Dec 10, 2009, titled Dems to lift debt ceiling by $1.8 trillion, fear 2010 backlash. In it, www.politico.com reports that:

In a bold but risky year-end strategy, Democrats are preparing to raise the federal debt ceiling by as much as $1.8 trillion before New Year’s rather than have to face the issue again prior to the 2010 elections.

“We’ve incurred this debt. We have to pay our bills,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told POLITICO Wednesday. And the Maryland Democrat confirmed that the anticipated increase could be as high as $1.8 trillion — nearly twice what had been assumed in last spring’s budget resolution for the 2010 fiscal year.

The leadership is betting that it’s better for the party to take its lumps now rather than risk further votes over the coming year. But the enormity of the number could create its own dynamic, much as another debt ceiling fight in 1985 gave rise to the Gramm-Rudman deficit reduction act mandating across-the-board spending cuts nearly 25 years ago.

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Lance Winslow

Los Gatos, CA

#1 Dec 10, 2009
Funny, that's just about exactly what we spent in Iraq.

“JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD!!”

Since: Nov 07

Repent and trust Jesus!

#2 Dec 10, 2009
Lance Winslow wrote:
Funny, that's just about exactly what we spent in Iraq.
So why again does your Obama have us still there? At what point are we done with the Bush plan, as Obama keeps on using Bush's plan?

Since: May 08

Marrero, Louisiana

#3 Dec 10, 2009
And the spending cuts are coming! How doe’s 50 to 70 percent grab you? Did you think the drunken spending spree wouldn’t end in a hangover? Forget about health care reform, global warming, retirement, pipe dreams of a heroin addict I tell you! 50% of American universities will be closed, welfare, forget it, social security, dream on, health care, here’s a band aid. You will either be strong enough to survive or you become extinct, how’s that for becoming one with your environment.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#4 Dec 10, 2009
Lance Winslow wrote:
Funny, that's just about exactly what we spent in Iraq.
What's funny about Obama & Demoscats $1.4 Trillion Budget Deficit THIS YEAR alone?

They're already over 1/4 Trillion in the hole for next Fiscal Year!

This is an ALL Demoscat Gov we have now and they are borrowing & spending much more than the repubs.

We the people essentially have no honest gov to turn to. Repubs sinks us and Dems sink us twice as fast but tell us we should like it. OFF WITH ALL THEIR HEADS!
Randy

Glenview, IL

#5 Dec 10, 2009
They fear a backlash? Duh, do ya think?

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#6 Dec 10, 2009
Hesed wrote:
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So why again does your Obama have us still there? At what point are we done with the Bush plan, as Obama keeps on using Bush's plan?
Great questions.
Also, why were we ever there?

q. Why are we still there (Iraq)?
a. To prevent the combined terorist organizations; AlQaeda and Taliban, from taking over that severely weakened country, and establishing a terrorist base-state. This is also why we are in Afghanistaqan.
Or, as Gen. Powell put it, "You broke it; you bought it."
We are trapped by circumstance. We must force the governments to govern in a modern sense, and to build a military that can maintain theirt country against terrorist threat.

q. At what point are we done with the Bush plan?
a. WE are no longer following Bush's plan. The nations involved have been served notice that the USA will not be there indefinartely, and they have to grow their own nation.

q. Why were we ever there (Iraq)?
a. To reaise the cost of oil world-wide. GW Bush actually doen not care all that mucch about his father and Saddam Hussain, except that he wanted to be "different."

Our country was left in horrible shape; as were our international relations. We must rebuild our institutions too.

In future history books; Bush's greatest error will be seen as liberating Iran from the balance of power struggle that they weere locked into with Iraq.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#7 Dec 10, 2009
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
What's funny about Obama & Demoscats $1.4 Trillion Budget Deficit THIS YEAR alone?
They're already over 1/4 Trillion in the hole for next Fiscal Year!
This is an ALL Demoscat Gov we have now and they are borrowing & spending much more than the repubs.
We the people essentially have no honest gov to turn to. Repubs sinks us and Dems sink us twice as fast but tell us we should like it. OFF WITH ALL THEIR HEADS!
You neglect to mention that it was invested to end Bush's four-year depression. Truly, it is Bush's bill; as usual, paid by others.

The cost of recovering our economy was left by the last administration; but the sucess or failure of the HEALTH CARE FINANCE SYSTEM will be fully Obama's to blame, or praise.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#8 Dec 10, 2009
Mr_Bill wrote:
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You neglect to mention that it was invested to end Bush's four-year depression. Truly, it is Bush's bill; as usual, paid by others.
The cost of recovering our economy was left by the last administration; but the sucess or failure of the HEALTH CARE FINANCE SYSTEM will be fully Obama's to blame, or praise.
Wrong as usual.

1- Economy was fine in 2003-Jan 2007.

2- Demoscats took over Congress in Jan 2007.

3- We were in a Recession 11 months later with worse Debt than the repubs.

4- Obama was there every step downward as he was trying to spend even more!

5- There is fault for Bush, Obama, Barney Fwank, Dodd, Demoscats & Repubs on failing to enforce regulations or simply refusing to enforce them because of contributions or gifts given to them.

6- Obama's made everything worse in 2009. We now OWE more then We are worth and the idiots just raised the Debt Limit on Maggot Obama's credit card!

How utterly stupid can Congress be? Worst Ever!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#9 Dec 10, 2009
Mr_Bill wrote:
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You neglect to mention that it was invested to end Bush's four-year depression. Truly, it is Bush's bill; as usual, paid by others.
The cost of recovering our economy was left by the last administration; but the sucess or failure of the HEALTH CARE FINANCE SYSTEM will be fully Obama's to blame, or praise.
Obama is already a Failure because what the maggot is proposing COSTS MORE & INCREASES THE NATIONAL DEBT while covering Illegal Aliens!

The maggot is so corrupt that he won't even hold open meeting or debates!

To top it off, he's engaged in a PONZI Scheme with the Cost! He collects money YEARS AHEAD of any payouts! That's why the CBO only claims it's $900 Billion instead of the $1.5 Trillion we new it would be!

Face it, your guy & party are WORSE than what we had. Both still suck.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#10 Dec 10, 2009
U.S. already $292 bln in the red this year - CBO

Fri Dec 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters)- The U.S. government racked up a gaping shortfall in the first two months of this fiscal year after posting a record budget deficit last year, congressional analysts said on Friday.

In October and November, the government spent $292 billion more than it took in, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said.

That was even worse than the same period last year, when the government was on its way to posting a record $1.4 trillion deficit for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.

The budget deficit was $176.4 billion in October, according to Treasury Department records, and the CBO estimated the deficit for November will have come in at $115 billion.

The CBO gave its figures in billions of dollars and said numbers may not add up to the totals because of rounding.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN041809392...

This is what happens when the maggot elected king of the world has never run anything in his entire rotten life.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#11 Dec 10, 2009
Democrat Congress gives Raises to Federal Employees during Major Recession!

Federal employees earn 2% pay raise

Congressional appropriators agreed Tuesday night to give civilian federal employees a 2 percent pay increase -- which includes a locality pay increase President Obama didn't want.

Government workers will get a 1.5 percent nationwide increase in base pay and a 0.5 percent average increase in locality pay. The final agreement goes against the wishes of Obama, who called for a flat 2 percent jump and no locality increase.

Locality pay helps address the gaps between federal pay and private sector wages in high-cost areas of the country. The Federal Salary Council estimates the current private-public gap is about 26 percent, on average. Locality increases mean a federal worker in Cincinnati might get a smaller increase than a worker in Washington, D.C., because of local costs of living.

“I am pleased the final bill will provide for locality pay to reflect variable costs for federal employees working in various job markets,” Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said in a statement Tuesday night.“This provision is critical to bringing federal pay in line with the private sector and enabling the federal government to compete for high quality talent.” Hoyer's Congressional district is home to thousands of federal employees.

The pay increase will take effect once the House and Senate pass the FY'10 omnibus appropriations bill. Lawmakers hope to pass a host of key bills before year's end.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#12 Dec 10, 2009
Obama's Black Book on "Fisting" by Safe Schools Czar

by Jim Hoft

Barack Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” was the keynote speaker at the GLSEN/Boston Conference at Tufts University in 2000. High school students at the conference learned about fisting and watersports from the GLSEN activists. Jennings is seen here holding the conference program.(Via Mass Resistance)

Unfortunately for GLSEN, undercover journalists with Mass Resistance recorded these outrageous sessions at Tufts University. The audio was later leaked to a local radio station. This created such an uproar that GLSEN leaders were forced to apologize for their disgusting behavior.

Despite the controversy, Barack Obama’s Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings and his GLSEN organization did nothing to clean up their act. In fact in 2001 activists handed out “fisting kits” to the children and teachers who attended the GLSEN conference.

But that’s not all. The children who attended Kevin Jennnings’ 2005 GLSEN Conference also left with their own “Little Black Book – Queer in the 21st Century”.

This book exposes the young teens to–
Rimming – Fisting – Water Sports (Pi$$ Play)– Toys
It’s what every teen needs to know…

fistgate pamphlet

And in case any of the teens got bored, GLSEN was also kind enough to include a list of the local gay bars in the booklet distributed to high school students.

Because of his excellent work with children Kevin Jennings was promoted by Barack Obama to be his Safe Schools Czar.

Today he’s running the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools in the US Department of Education.

Do you feel safe now with this creep in charge of school safety?

Sounds more like a predator or Pedophile to me.

http://biggovernment.com/2009/12/09/fistgate-...

You're a real Maggot for bringing this POS into your Admin

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Memphis, TN

#13 Dec 10, 2009
$1.6 Million Dollar WH Staff

... and that's just for Patient Dumping P-O-S Michelle Obama!

Paid for by the Taxpayer of course

The list reported by Lynn Sweet includes six other staffers who do not have "first lady" in their title but are a part of the first lady’s office staff, such as Desiree Rogers, special assistant to the president and White House social secretary, and Natalie Bookey, staff assistant.

We contacted Katie McCormick Lelyveld, Michelle Obama’s press secretary, to check the list’s accuracy. Lelyveld told us in an e-mail that the first lady’s current staff size is actually 24.

Congress ordered the annual disclosure, and since 1995 the White House has been required to report to Congress details of most of the West Wing payroll.

The highest paid is Chief of Staff Susan Sher, who gets the top $172,200.

Here are the rest:

$140,000
Frye, Jocelyn C.

$113,000
Rogers, Desiree G.

$102,000
Johnston, Camille Y.

Winter, Melissa E.

$90,000
Medina, David S.

$84,000
Lelyveld, Catherine M.

$75,000
Starkey, Frances M.

$70,000
Sanders, Trooper

$65,000
Burnough, Erinn J.

Reinstein, Joseph B.

$62,000
Goodman, Jennifer R.

$60,000
Fitts, Alan O.

Lewis, Dana M.(

$52,500
Mustaphi, Semonti M.(

$50,000
Jarvis, Kristen E.

$45,000
Lechtenberg, Tyler A.

$40,000
Boswell, Joseph J.

$36,000
Armbruster, Sally M.(

Bookey, Natalie

Jackson, Deilia A.

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/07/06/what-...
Chicago Guy

Winnetka, IL

#14 Dec 10, 2009
Hesed wrote:
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So why again does your Obama have us still there? At what point are we done with the Bush plan, as Obama keeps on using Bush's plan?
Bush negotiated the current timeline for withdrawal last year. Of course, this was suggested by Obama, and requested by the Iraqis themselves.

So as long as it proceeds according to plan, both Bush and Obama get equal credit. Which I've no doubt you will gladly take if all goes smoothly.

I'm sure that, as loyal Americans, we ALL hope it will. Right?
Chicago Guy

Winnetka, IL

#15 Dec 10, 2009
The laughing liberal wrote:
U.S. already $292 bln in the red this year - CBO
Fri Dec 4, 2009
WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters)- The U.S. government racked up a gaping shortfall in the first two months of this fiscal year after posting a record budget deficit last year, congressional analysts said on Friday.
In October and November, the government spent $292 billion more than it took in, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said.
That was even worse than the same period last year, when the government was on its way to posting a record $1.4 trillion deficit for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.
The budget deficit was $176.4 billion in October, according to Treasury Department records, and the CBO estimated the deficit for November will have come in at $115 billion.
The CBO gave its figures in billions of dollars and said numbers may not add up to the totals because of rounding.
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN041809392...
This is what happens when the maggot elected king of the world has never run anything in his entire rotten life.
Do you blame him for last year's record?

Do you acknowledge that both wars are ON Obama's budgets, while they never made it to Bush's?

Or do you want to just spin more bile?

“Clinton is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Dec 10, 2009
Generationa Rape, nothing more, nothing less.
JOD

Lynwood, CA

#17 Dec 10, 2009
Russia borders Afghanistan, was invited in by the leaders, lost 100,000 soldiers, killed 1,000,000,000 and then withdrew their troops.

Get the targets; get OUT!
YouHelpFixIt

Scottsdale, AZ

#18 Dec 10, 2009
JOD wrote:
Russia borders Afghanistan, was invited in by the leaders, lost 100,000 soldiers, killed 1,000,000,000 and then withdrew their troops.
Get the targets; get OUT!
I think you meant 1 million, not 1 billion.
RealityCheck

Chapel Hill, TN

#19 Dec 10, 2009
Chicago Guy wrote:
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Do you blame him for last year's record?
Do you acknowledge that both wars are ON Obama's budgets, while they never made it to Bush's?
Or do you want to just spin more bile?
Bush's debt or Obama's debt, it should be paid. Stop unnessary spending and pay what is owed before spending like a kid in a candy store. That is what America wants from the president whoever it is. Obama can't stop spending and this will destroy this nation if it not stopped.
Hans

Seattle, WA

#20 Dec 10, 2009
What a joke. The DemoRATS are turning out to be worse than the RepubliCONS.

Face the facts. Our country is run by England. We never did gain independence.

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