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How do you deal with a $1.5 trillion deficit? Go campaigning!

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-01-27-obama27_ST_N.htm?csp=34news

Obama and Vice President Biden began the task of selling the president's vision across the country Wednesday. Republicans who favor less spending and more budget cutting accused him of playing politics by coming to Wisconsin, a key swing state.

"I'm sure we'll see him a few more times between now and November 2012," said Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.

 

Is this the most effective use of his time?  Is it going to do anything to cut the budget and reduce the deficit?  For that matter, is it even going to help save his ass in 2012?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 10:39 PM on Jan. 26, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (14)
  • File bankruptcy? Ask Bank of America for a bail out?
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 10:43 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • – collapse
    LOL you do realize Republicans just fought to pass a bill to keep allowing the rich to not be taxed, they are fighting to tax corporations less, hell they have done anything yet to limit spending or create jobs. HUH feels like 2 years ago.
    daisysrdeadly

    Answer by daisysrdeadly at 10:43 PM on Jan. 26, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • hell they have done anything yet to limit spending or create jobs

    So all those budget proposals the CBO is analyzing don't exist? The move to counteract the trillions of dollars that will be wasted by the health care reform is a figment of everyone's imagination?
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 10:45 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • The debt doesn't matter to him. Keeping power is what matters.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:54 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • cut spending and raise revenue-
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 10:56 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • – collapse
    Stop worrying. The deficit will nor be reduced significantly if the Republicans came to power as they are no less likely to find reasons for wasteful expenditures as the Democrats . Besides, as has been pointed out before, the right wing is always in favour of more expenditures to favour tthe rich and corporate as has been recently demonstrated .

    Republican laxity was largely responsible for getting the country in this mess so I have no confidence in their capacity to get the country out of it .
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 11:03 PM on Jan. 26, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • This doesn't suprise me at all.
    fricky29

    Answer by fricky29 at 11:22 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • The further he is from the White House, the less damage he does?

    When you're broke, you go on vacation?

    Yeah, no, I don't get it.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:56 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • say uh oh and RUNNNNNNNNN
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I hope nobody is surprised, I mean it's only been talked about for like a week now. We all knew Tuesday was the official start of his Happy Happy Joy campaign. And really, that goofy smiling face and the pitiful jokes are just over the top. He's one of a handful of folks that are giddy with happy right now. Eff him.
    If he's outta the office, his ass aint signing any bills. Maybe it's a good thing. Maybe the audiences will start heckling him and asking some hard questions sans prompter.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:02 AM on Jan. 27, 2011

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