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Obama sets up deficit panel without help from Hill. Thoughts?

President Barack Obama signed an order Thursday unilaterally creating a bipartisan commission to rein in unruly deficits after Congress rejected a similar body with considerably more enforcement power.

In making the announcement, Obama said that unless lawmakers put aside partisan differences, the continuing red-ink trend could "hobble our economy." Link in reply below.

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Asked by NightPhoenix at 3:03 PM on Feb. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Red ink is going to happen anyway. He spent too much money.

    Answer by gemgem at 3:04 PM on Feb. 18, 2010


    Personally, I am happy about this. It's about time Obama stopped trying to play nice, and just get the job done.

    I am also hopeful that it will be a wake up call to Republicans.


    Answer by NightPhoenix at 3:05 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Republicans have been awake. They have been trying to tell 0bama to stop spending. Hey is it Bush's fault again yet?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:07 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Obama is a GREAT president.


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:09 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • BUSH #2 was the worst president ever. He is to blame for MANY things.

    Republicans have been blaming Obama for things Bush screwed up, A Month after he was in office.

    Answer by Skepticchick at 3:10 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Another means of stripping Congress of their constitutional job. You would think congress would wake up.

    Answer by Carpy at 3:11 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Obama sets up deficit panel without help from Hill. Thoughts?

    The word douche comes to mind.... I agree with Carpy, we can only hope congress wakes up.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 3:30 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • UNILATERALLY setting up a BIPARTISAN commission ... oxymoron !!

    So, 1/3 of the members are to be Democrat, 1/3 to be Republican, 1/3 appointed by Obama (likely progressive or socialist)

    Yeah, THAT's "bi"- partisan.

    So, whatever actions this commission decrees will be VERY left-wing, but because they put in a small minority of Republicans, they'll get to share blame for the inevitable damage to the country on Republicans, too - even though the Republicans haven't a PRAYER of stopping the wildly destructive plans of the Progressives.

    This is why the Republicans who initially supported the commission withdrew their support. And it is why Republicans would be well-advised to stay miles away from this commission, and loudly denounce the blatantly despotic nature of this move.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:31 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • I wonder how many people who support this could pass the Citzenship test on the first try...

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:12 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Just part of Obama's plan to seize more power away from congress , wants to be another Chavez and or Castro.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 4:27 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

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