According to the progressive White House , the federal debt ceiling is at a point where it would be "armageddon-like" if we didn't raise it. Since some "experts" indicate that it needs to be increased by mid-May, don't you think our Congress should be working diligently on a solution? Did you know that they are at home on a 2 week recess right now? If this is such a major crisis, why would they be home? Maybe the answer is that it isn't as catastrophic as the White House is making it sound. Maybe they just don't want another good "crisis" to go to waste?
If they raise it that just gives them more money to borrow on the tax-payer dime. Perhaps they should vote it down and FORCE the progressives to make the spending cuts needed.
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:41 AM on Apr. 23, 2011
I am sure they are trying to pump as much of this 'expert opinion' into the forefront as possible before the recess is over, considering O even said that Americans have short attention spans. He's counting on us to forget what the S&P said.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:45 AM on Apr. 23, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:44 AM on Apr. 23, 2011
Answer by vbruno at 10:09 AM on Apr. 23, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:49 AM on Apr. 23, 2011
See, this is why I'm surprised that Obama would WANT to run for re-election!! This is the LONGEST he has held a single job/position. In all of his past roles--especially that of Community Organizer and Senator, he never stuck around long enough to see the fall out of his "brilliance!"
(Lots of pictures included!)
Answer by LoriKeet at 12:03 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
Wow! Thanks for the link Lori! Those pictures are very telling. I also like the last part:
Kaus calls this "Obama's Katrina," explaining that if Obama is running on his record as a community activist and advocate, it's a pretty big deal a housing project he had his hand in is an almost-unlivable slum... Perhaps Obama had good intentions here. Trouble is, he has a decidedly thin resume, and one of the biggest bullet points on it reads Miserable Failure.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:26 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
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Answer by SMITxsM2 at 12:50 AM on Apr. 24, 2011