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Whatever happened to the spending CUTS that Obama Promised?

In at least two of the highly watched campaign debates between Obama and McCain, as well as at rallies all over the US, we heard Obama PROMISE "for every dollar of new spending, there would
be a spending cut somewhere else..." (dollar for dollar).

So far that hasn't happened (except in cutting the military budget--which is something we CANNOT afford to do).

However, don't you think the following ABC Investigative Report "Your Money," regarding the John Murtha AIRPORT in Pennsylvania, which has received over 150 MILLION dollars, over the past decade, INCLUDING over $800,000 STIMULUS dollars (to make NEW improvements!), to operate THREE flights daily, with an average of TWENTY people per flight with a SOLE destination of WASHINGTON, D.C., would have been a great place to start?!

Once again, this is an ABC NEWS investigative report for all of you
"anti-YouTubers" out there!


Asked by LoriKeet at 9:28 AM on Apr. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Good question, Lorikeet. And here are more questions:
    1- What happened to Transparency?
    2-What happened to not having any lobbyists in his cabinet?
    3- What happened to taking out all the pork??
    4- What about going LINE BY LINE through each bill???

    And number 5- What happened to Americans to allow so many of us to believe that he would actually make this country a better place?

    Answer by christaberk at 9:49 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • You got to crawl before you walk. He has his hands tied tryin to undo the mess the Bush/Cheny Adminstration left or have you already forgotton that they got us in this mess?

    Answer by AskMoiAboutAvon at 9:36 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • He didn't cut the military budget. Department of Defense did . Both sides liked the cuts what Sec.of Def.Gates made. Every department must cut back. I know many department did. But you will never post anything positive about our current President or his cabinet.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Those promises went where all his other promises went--- right down the toilet! And he's probably standing there laughing at all of the ignorant people who were stupid enough to vote for him while he watches the trust that Americans put in him swirl right down the drain with all of his "transparency" crap.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:46 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Obama has his hands tied?!?!? Oh puhleese!!! Obama OWNS this economy now!!! He QUADRUPLED the deficit Bush left office with, within 30 days with he spenduliferous pork laden stimulus package!!!

    You can only ignore the facts for so long. Soon, it will bite the more ardent of Obama supporters in the butt, and then you 'll understand what we've been trying to tell yah since November 4, 2008!!! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:47 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • BEFORE we get off topic...did any of you actually WATCH the video?!?!? It is an eye-opener!!! Just think of how many OTHER Senators and Congressmen have their "hands in the till!!!"

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:51 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • LoriKeet

    You seem to forget that former President NEVER didn't but the war spending to the budget. Your argument about Obama supporters is getting old.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:03 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • "So did Big Bush and Little Bush."

    That is so kindergarten.. "WAH BUSH DID IT! WHY CANT I?!?!"

    Answer by BEXi at 10:12 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • I think I'm going to have to RE-POST this question/statement, when less blind-followers are online. I'd like to actually DISCUSS the video, not rehash the same old talking points that Obama supporters continue to spew whenever they don't have anything credible to say. ::sigh::

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:19 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Ummm Askmio....he did know the situation he was getting into WHILE he was campaigning. He didn't say "I will do this tax cuts AFTER I get the Bush/Chaney situation worked out"

    Ya'll are giving him a pass on ALL his promises b/c he is supposedly cleaning up what Bush did (never mind the DEMOCRATICLY held house and senate of the last 2 yrs)

    The "inherited" excuse and the "cleaning up the mess" excuse to explain away his LIES is getting ridiculous.  He KNEW the situation and said ONLY HE could fix it.  He also promised to be different (that's why he was voted in over experience) but all he is is more of the same BS.

    Oh, AND his approval ratings are lower (not by much but still lower ;) Than Bush's at the this point in his SECOND term!  The entire country is NOT behind this man.


    Answer by momof030404 at 10:20 AM on Apr. 26, 2009